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How to Build Bike Lanes on 4th Avenue

The City of Seattle has cut back significantly on its plans for street safety projects citywide, but especially in Downtown and the southern neighborhoods. This has left advocates confused and frustrated, as the City had extensive plans for protected bike … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Aurora Bridge Needs a Safety Redesign

Author’s Note: This article was updated September 24 and 28, 2015 to add new information. On Thursday morning a tragic crash on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge between an amphibious Ride The Ducks tour vehicle and a charter bus left at least … Continue reading

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Finding the Burke-Gilman Trail’s Missing Link

On Thursday night the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) hosted an open house on the alternatives for completing the unfinished part of the Burke-Gilman Trail in Ballard. The 1.4 mile “missing link” is the only incomplete portion of the trail, … Continue reading

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Seattle Adopts Aggressive Vision for Zero Traffic Deaths

Seattle mayor Ed Murray, alongside his police chief and transportation director, announced last week the goal of eliminating all citywide traffic deaths and serious injuries by the year 2030. This formally enters Seattle into the worldwide Vision Zero movement, an … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Oso Landslide

On March 22nd, a forested hillside northeast of Seattle broke away and sent a  mile of mud towards the rural community of Oso. The results were utterly devastating. 41 are confirmed dead and two remain missing, 49 homes were completely … Continue reading

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