SDOT to host cafe-style conversations about 6-year bike network plan

For the next two weeks, city transportation planners will host a series of cafe-style conversations about their 6-year plan to build a connected bike network in Seattle.

The meetings will be co-hosted by the Seattle Department of Transportation and Department of Neighborhoods, one of which will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Community Hall (6532 Phinney Ave N) at 6pm.

SDOT says the plan includes 49 miles of bike paths, with an additional 13 miles funded by the Levy to Move Seattle and other project funding.

“[The plan] works to achieve an all ages and abilities bike network through a combination of protected bike lanes, trails, neighborhood greenways, and funding for bike parking, encouragement programs, and safety education,” SDOT writes in a press release about the upcoming meetings.

If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can still provide feedback online with this online survey.


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El Grunion
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El Grunion

lets make the existing paths safe and clean for everyone first maybe? been on the burke-gilman lately from ballard into fremont?

Truth
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Truth

Every morning, year around for at least a decade with no problems. Trail was clear the entire way as of around 7:30 AM this morning. Did something happen since then that we should know about?

J. G. Ballard
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J. G. Ballard

Maybe El Grunion is referring to the construction work on Ballard Blocks 2? But in all seriousness, the road is a bit dirty around there and I have witnessed drivers especially impatient around there with the detour. Also the bike lane delineators on 45th are mostly all missing now. Otherwise a safe and clean section.

Cap Anson
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Cap Anson

You are correct, Truth. Trail is clear, because all the junkies that were living there have moved into the industrial portion of Ballard: 14th Ave, 53rd St., 50th St., 11th Ave, etc.

Truth
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Truth

I have not once seen a homeless person living on the Burke Gilman trail. I suspect you haven’t either, but I also suspect you neither live nor have ever been to Ballard just like your Uncle Buck split personality.

In addition, I drove up 14th a few days ago between Leary and Market. Didn’t see the “junkies living there” that you’ve falsely claimed.

Curious why you feel the need to blatantly lie about something that can be disproven as easily as going outside? Is it some kind of untreated sociopathic tendency?

Cap Anson
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Cap Anson

There was an entire encampment, probably 15 tents, at the triangle of Fred Meyer, Albert Lea and Hale’s. It was there for six months, at least. The junkies on 14th (were there for at least three weeks) are now on 50th, 53rd and 11th Ave. Anytime you want a tour, let me know. I’m on foot every day, taking photos, collecting address and calling them the bleep in.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

you’re truly doing God’s work. maybe you should take a day off and..oh i don’t know..help someone?

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

There was an entire encampment living right on the edge of the Burke Gilman at the east entrance to Fred Meyer across from Hales Palladium. Not to mention all the campers that were lined up there on street where the Fred Meyer parking lot is. They’ve been cleared out now as of two weeks ago, but they were there for probably two months now. It’s ok, if you don’t go that way to get in or out of that FM you may not have noticed, but they were there, and that’s no lie.

El Grunion
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El Grunion

have you seen any living right next to it, sometimes spilling onto the trail itself?

if you say “no” you are either lying or need glasses.

Truth
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Truth

The encampment near Fred Meyer? Yeah, I saw it. No, it never conflicted with the trail and the homeless that lived there never bothered me or anyone else that I saw, whether using the trail or accessing Fred Meyers and a ton of people use that trail. It’s been long gone for weeks now.

Although it appeared to have bigly bothered you and Ballard By Boat.

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

What bothers me bigly is someone lying to promote their narrative, as you do frequently in this comments section. “I have not once seen a homeless person living on the Burke Gilman trail. I suspect you haven’t either” – your initial response to homeless living on the trail. You later admitted, yes, ‘sometimes’ homeless people were there, which contradicts your earlier statement. You also seem to suggest the massive encampment there didn’t bother anyone, but since you only speak for yourself, I’m gonna say that’s just your opinion.
For a guy who calls himself Truth, you sure didn’t spit any this go-round.

Truth
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Truth

The homeless people were not living on the trail. They were living on private property adjacent to the trail.

You were making it seem like there was debris or tents blocking the trail, which is untrue.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

Truth – there was crap on the trail there often! And when I rode past there at night there were people standing on the trail in a not friendly manner. Those folks were not friendly from what I experienced.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

Check your privilege.

Censorship Hag
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Censorship Hag

Truth has been playing this role for years, pretending to not see enormous camps behind Fred Meyer (and everywhere else) with the trash, dead rats, needles, and the “vibrant community members” wandering around looking for items to steal. The fences on the trail are all trashed, graffiti everywhere (meth heads, for the uninitiated). Ah, and let’s not forget the young women selling their bodies for drugs in the tents and RVs while also spreading disease. BE TOLERANT BIGOTS

Sometimes I think he’s a master-level troll, but then I remember that about half of Seattle seems to live in Upside Down World like him.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

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Censorship Hag
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Censorship Hag

I D I O L O G I C A L I C A L L Y
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fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

no, i’m not apologizing for your hate crimes.

Censorship Hag
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Censorship Hag

VB, those were just vulnerable community members experiencing meth addiction and the related psychoses. NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT BIGOT

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

BAN THIS HATEFUL TROLL

Censorship Hag
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Censorship Hag

There was always shit on the trail by the Fred Meyer camp, you insufferable crime apologist. Ever have the joy of almost hitting SHOPPING CART at night on your bike? Fools like you hate cars but perform mental gymnastics to defend the criminal junkie crap piles of stolen bikes.
muh safety muh recycling

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

i too ride the trail daily and never saw it spilling onto the trail itself.

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

i have been hit by cars twice while cyling on here, so if that’s what you mean, you’re right. it needs more flashing lights at intersections.

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

A cafe-style conversation. Is that where two hipster knitwits sit across from each other and keep their eyes on their phones working their precious Twitter and Instagram accounts? 🤓👌

Edog
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Edog

No, a cafe-style conversation is when two men get together, and pretend to have a friendly conversation over coffee, while they drop hints that their understanding of beer, music, and books is superior to the others.

Attenbourough has observed that while Hipsters engage in this behavior is it at least as old as their yuppie predecessors, and perhaps as old as Mike McGinn,

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

Maybe older than McGinn. It could go back to Socrates and his buds hanging in the agora trading lies about all the Macedonian girls they have known.