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June 13, 2013 at 6:20 AM

UW’s innovative plan for future of the Burke-Gilman trail

The University of Washington wants to stretch the feds’ traditionally narrow definition of transportation infrastructure to include the bike and pedestrian super-highway of the Burke-Gilman trail. The UW’s application for a $12 million federal TIGER grant, submitted last month, would create separate pedestrian, running and bike lanes on the the 1.7-mile stretch of trail through the…


Comments | Topics: bike, Burke-Gilman trail, Dave Reichert

May 9, 2013 at 6:20 AM

Five years of Seattle bicycle collision data makes case for cycle tracks

On a normal day, bikes trickle like a stream across Seattle’s Fremont Bridge at morning and evening rush hour. This May, the official Bike to Work month, it has been a river. I counted about 120 bikes stacked up when the bridge went up at 6 p.m. earlier this week. The bridge went down, the dam burst…


Comments | Topics: bike, Seattle Department of Transportation, streetcar