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Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge Drop-in Sessions

SDOT is hosting three informal drop-in sessions for the Northgate Ped/Bike Bridge project later this month. SDOT recently updated the west approach to the bridge, in response to concerns raised by North Seattle College. At these drop-in sessions, SDOT will share the latest design, provide updates on public art, talk about the 1st Ave NE […]

2018 Your Voice Your Choice

Time to submit our ideas for park improvements and pedestrian and street safety feature improvements. Last year Pinehurst benefited from this process and we can do it again this year if we submit ideas and vote for them. Below are some dates for brainstorming project ideas. The more people, the merrier —>

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Get a Grant to Improve Walk/Bike to School Options for Kids

Have an idea for getting more kids to walk and bike to school? Maybe it’s getting crosswalk flags, starting a student safety patrol program, pulling together a Walk to School Day event (which you now have a full year to plan 😉), painting an intersection, or organizing a walking school bus or bike train program. […]

School Traffic Safety Committee Seeks Members

The Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee is accepting applications for new members to help make walking and biking to school in Seattle safer and easier. The volunteer board was created by the Seattle City Council in 1975 to improve traffic safety for all of Seattle’s school children. It advises the Mayor and City Council with […]

Help Tally Pinehurst’s Cyclists and Walkers

Preparations underway for 2014 bicycle, pedestrian count Sept. 30–Oct. 2. Call for volunteers.

During a three-day survey last year, volunteers counted nearly 66,000 bicyclists and pedestrians across Washington. As another survey cycle approaches, about 400 volunteers will be called upon again this fall to tally the number of people who ride a bike or […]

Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Open House

Tuesday, June 3, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, there will be an open house regarding the Northgate bridge that will be built across I-5. The presentation starts at 6:00.

Come learn more about possible alignments, bridge types and other area transportation improvements. Project staff will be on hand to review project details and hear your comments.

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SPD – Get Your Bike Back

Was your bike stolen? SPD has about 500 “found” bikes in storage at its Evidence Warehouse. Each bike was abandoned somewhere in the city, then later recovered by officers. SPD may have your bike, and they’d like to reunite you with your wheels.

The new Twitter feed, @Getyourbikeback can help. SPD will be tweeting general […]

Bike Business – Car Laws that Pertain to Bikes

Here are some more Washington State laws that related to how bikes and motor vehicles share the road:

– 46.04.197 A Highway is defined as the width of every public roadway between property lines. full text of 46.04.197

– 46.04.500 A Roadway is defined as a highway excluding sidewalk & shoulder. full text of 46.04.500

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Bike Business – Bike Laws

The Revised Code of Washington has a lot to say about how bicyclists are to use the roads, and how motorists are to interact with bicyclists. In this post we’ll cover bicyclists. Here are many of the references and links to the full text in the Code:

– 46.61.050 Bicycles must obey traffic lights and […]

Bike Business – Loop Detectors

Some intersections with traffic lights have special bike facilities to help speed light changes when cyclists are waiting at a red light where there are no cars (which have their own signal detection loops that bikes don’t trigger). These are called loop detectors and they are coils of wire set into the pavement. When the […]