A newly released economic study of outdoor recreation in Washington state finds that bicycling contributes $3.1 billion a year to the state’s economy.
That’s the fourth highest economic impact among the major outdoor pursuits listed in the study, following only Sightseeing and Nature (1), all types of Boating (2), and Hiking, Climbing, Camping (3).
And participation in …
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There’s a new bike route way-finding sign at the corner of Northrup Way and Lake Washington Boulevard in Bellevue.
It reads “Seattle – 7” and points toward a bike path that heads into a tunnel and follows State Route 520.
The bike path is newly opened, but it doesn’t make it all the way to …
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A tree that fell during that series of storms that swept through western Washington last month destroyed a bridge on an isolated portion of the Foothills Trail in Pierce County.
The bridge collapse could further complicate plans to close the gap on the so-called “Trail to Nowhere” segment, a 1.2-mile section of the paved Foothills Trail …
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Traveling bicyclists can follow more than 8,000 miles of signed bicycle routes around the country after an association of state highway officials approved more than 2,000 miles of corridors in 2014.
The latest round of approvals in December by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials comprises 1,200 miles added to the U.S. Bicycle Route …
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Two sections of a southwestern Washington rail-trail that suffered bridge wash-outs in 2007 will remain closed for at least another year.
The two bridge replacement projects on the 56-mile-long Willapa Hills Trail were scheduled for completion this fall. Although work had started at the two sites in Lewis County, the contracts will have to be bid …
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“Many (cross-country riders) stay at hotels and motels, lodges. They’re not whizzing by you with a tankful of gas. They’re stopping and buying a few things here and there. They’re there to interact with a local community instead of driving by in a car and looking out the windows.”
— Steve Jahn, member …
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Every bicyclist counts. That’s why it’s important to get enough volunteers out in more than 40 cities across Washington on Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 to count bike commuters.
The results help demonstrate that money for bike lanes, bike paths, and other infrastructure increases bike traffic and reduces traffic congestion and its unhealthy side-effects.
WSDOT has a …
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Washington Bikes is inviting folks interested in bicycle travel to attend the ribbon cutting on the new US Bike Route 10 in Anacortes this Sunday.
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USBR 10 rolls out for 416 miles roughly along the State Route 20 corridor from Anacortes to the Idaho border. That’s also the …
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A paved trail is slowly but surely replacing the dirt and rock Spruce Railroad Trail on the north shore of Lake Crescent. When complete, it will provide a safe and scenic alternative to the narrow shoulder of US Highway 101 that bicyclists must now use to pass the lake.
Anyone who has bicycled on US Highway 101 …
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Scores of bicyclists took to the Mountains-to-Sound/I-90 bike trail this morning to avoid being stuck in traffic at the Interstate 90 work zone in Bellevue.
Although no one was making a count of bike commuters, I’d estimate that bike traffic passing the kiosk at the base of the Eastern Connector bridge was equal to or greater than the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/21/bike-commuters-beat-the-back-up-on-i-90/