Duwamish TMA Receives Bicycle Award
Nope, that's not a typo or a headline from the
The Duwamish TMA has received the Doug Walker Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Cascade Bicycle Club for "outstanding
leadership in creating a better community through bicycling."
I thought you guys were the freight TMA?
We are! Our strategy for
un-clogging traffic and making more room on the roadways for freight
includes enticing commuters out of their cars and into carpools, vanpools,
transit, or bicycles.
The TMA has made great progress improving
the relationship between the bicycling and freight communities in Seattle
over the past few years and the Cascade Bicycle Club wanted to acknowledge
that progress with their award.
While we may not always agree on
every issue, we can work together. Here's to strange
South Park Bridge - Latest News
independent engineering report has confirmed what King County engineers
have already determined the South Park Bridge is in such poor condition
it can no longer be safely used by the public. The bridge is set to close
June 30, 2010.
The study, conducted by engineering consultant HNTB
Corporation, concludes there is insufficient evidence that the bridge can
be operated safely in its present condition. Engineers believe the
remaining structural capacity to support both the weight of the bridge and
the estimated 20,000 vehicles that cross the span each day is extremely
limited. Further, based on a review of bridge components that can be
visually observed, it is highly likely the bridge foundation buried
beneath the Duwamish River is also severely deteriorated. View
the report (3.4mb .pdf)
King County is having a series of
planning meetings with neighboring cities, emergency service providers,
businesses, and Metro Transit to plan for the closure, make decisions
about rerouting traffic, and ensure that lifeline services remain
available to the community.
A public meeting to present Final South
Park Bridge Closure Plan addressing comments received to date will be held
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
9125 - 15th Place South, Seattle, WA 98108.
The purposes of
the South Park Bridge closure plan are to allow for a smooth,
well-publicized closure of the South Park Bridge and to identify the
likely impacts of the closure on the public and on other agencies so that
those impacts can be reduced when possible.
View the DRAFT-South
Park Bridge Closure Plan. (1MB .pdf)
a related New Release.
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17, 2010, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (wine and cheese to
WHERE: Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium,
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Whats that Big Barge Sitting in Lake Washington?
You might have noticed a barge with a large crane in the water
near the I-90 floating bridge. That barge is part of an important
maintenance project on the I-90 and SR 520 floating bridges.
is replacing frayed
and corroded anchor cables that connect the bridges' pontoons to
anchors on the floor of Lake Washington. Fifteen cables on each bridge
have reached the end of their design life and need to be replaced to
maintain safety on the bridges. Worn or corroded cables pose a higher risk
of snapping during a windstorm, which could lead to a long-term closure of
Specially-trained commercial deep-sea divers will
haul the cables as deep as 200 feet, remove the old cables and attach the
new ones. To see photos of the work check out our Flickr
Preferred Alternative Announced for SR 520 Bridge
After 13 years of thorough analysis and input from thousands of
people, WSDOT has announced the preferred alternative for major safety,
transit and environmental improvements for the SR 520 bridge. The I-5 to
Medina Bridge Replacement and HOV Project includes a new floating bridge
and highway with six lanes, including two general-purpose lanes and a new
transit/HOV lane in each direction. Adding transit/HOV lanes makes travel
in the corridor faster and more reliable for buses and carpools and
supports regional plans for completing the HOV system.
also takes key steps to get ready for future light rail, help manage
traffic in the Arboretum and transform the future corridor from Montlake
to I-5 into a city parkway with landscaped lids and medians.
Details are on the WSDOT website,
including images of what the new Montlake interchange would look like and
how it would work for people in cars, carpools and buses, on bikes or on
foot. Designs will continue to be refined in Montlake as we work with the
City of Seattle, the University of Washington, representatives from the
Arboretum and transit and regulatory agencies. The project is still on
track to open a new, safer floating bridge to drivers in 2014.