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September 4, 2008
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Bike Battle in Frisco

Seattle has its share of political disagreements over bicycles. But the Emerald City has not seen the type of battle now underway in San Francisco where a single activist has stalled city efforts to implement a new bicycle master plan.

His argument? Urban bicycling is bad for the environment. Rob Anderson sued the city for failing to prepare an environmental review for its bicycle development plan, arguing that cyclists increase air pollution by causing traffic jams. In 2006, a California Superior Court judge ordered that the bike plan be put on hold while the city prepared an environmental assessment.

Cyclists are not pleased. The environmental review is supposed to be published later this fall. You can read a blow-by-blow account in a Wall Street Journal article now posted in the Seattle Industry News Service where the two sides say things about each other we would not care to repeat.

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Getting from here to there will be a challenge - come learn how to overcome it!
West Seattle Chamber of Commerce is hosting a transportation forum. Get specifics on current transportation projects and how they will impact West Seattle:
_ South Spokane Street Viaduct Project
_ South end of the Alaskan Way Viaduct
_ RapidRide Implementation
_ East Marginal Way Project

Tuesday, September 9th
West Seattle High School
6 7pm Open House & Project Overview
7 8pm Q&A with Expert Panel
Guest Moderator: CR Douglas, Seattle Channel

Port 101 2008 Series Launched

The wildly popular Port 101 Series offered by the Port of Seattle is now accepting reservations for the 2008 season. HURRY! These spots fill up fast. For a full description of each tour and to make reservations visit the Port's website at www.portseattle.org/news/events or call 206-729-3009.



Lots of Construction Going On
14th Ave S (South Park) street improvements - work will be conducted on the main street through South Park, 14th Ave S, during the next couple of weeks. During this time work will be done in the center lane of 14th Ave S, there will be no on-street parking and left turns will be limited.

After this work has been completed (mid Sept) contractors will then move on to the southbound lanes; more details to follow.

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S Spokane St (lower roadway) closure - S Spokane St; from 1st Ave to 5th Ave, will closed to through traffic starting Monday, September 8th until mid 2010. Local business access will be allowed, but limited to entry points between 1st and 2nd Ave throughout the duration of the project. Also, no parking will be allowed under the S Spokane St viaduct from 2nd Ave to 5th Ave; signs will be posted and violators will be towed. During this time contractors will be relocating a water-main in preparation for the construction of the eastbound 4th Ave off-ramp.

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1st Ave S repaving project - North of S Spokane St - work has begun on 1st Ave S from S Stacy to Dearborn St and will continue through Thursday, September 11th. Pavement grinding and street base repair will be part of the night work schedule; 6pm-6am. Closures will limit traffic to one lane in each direction during this time.

South of S Spokane St - work was conducted last week for the section from S Hudson to S Spokane St but it looks as if it will continue into this week as well. Crews will begin paving and finishing other repairs to the roadway which will limit traffic to one lane in each direction at times. Also expect pedestrian detours, noise and dust & no disruptions during sporting events.

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