Bike Intelligencer » deep-bore tunnel seattle http://bikeintelligencer.com All bike, all the time Wed, 13 May 2015 21:53:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 News Cycle: Back in the saddle again http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/09/news-cycle-back-in-the-saddle-again/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/09/news-cycle-back-in-the-saddle-again/#comments Thu, 30 Sep 2010 20:19:24 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=4548 Bike boxes have arrived in Seattle.

You can help support bike-friendly candidates at a Cascade Bicycle Club dinner Tuesday, Oct. 12.

The Red Bull Rampage, where Wade Simmons first showed the mainstream sports world what the thing called freeriding is all about and Tyler “Super T” Klassen pulled off one of the most memorable big drops ever, returns with live-Webcast finals on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The world road championships are Sunday as well, with newly crowned time trial champ Fabian Cancellara the man to watch.

Bike commuting is holding steady nationally despite job losses and lower gas prices. What we notice in Seattle is that it’s actually up, although statistical latency won’t confirm it for a couple of years.

The Race Across the Sky 2010 will debut Nov. 4. Tickets here.

Attendance at the big bike show Interbike was up 3 percent — nothing to crow about in the show’s final year in Las Vegas (remember, 2009 was a terrible year). It moves to Anaheim next year in early August.

The Bicycle Film Festival, in its 10th anniversary year, comes to Seattle next week (Oct. 7 through 10).

Crosscut revisits the Conlin Conundrum we explored a while back — how Seattle’s leading sustainability proponent counterintuitively supports Seattle’s biggest highway project.

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Conlin Chronicles, Part 5: Deep-bore tunnel fray continues http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/07/conlin-chronicles-part-5-deep-bore-tunnel-fray-continues/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2010/07/conlin-chronicles-part-5-deep-bore-tunnel-fray-continues/#comments Wed, 14 Jul 2010 20:54:37 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=3820 HugeassCity’s Dan Bertolet on Publicola, riffing on our two-part interview with Seattle City Council President Richard Conlin: “Let’s Get One Thing Straight: The Tunnel is Not the ‘Green Alternative’.”

On Horsesass.org, Goldy recaps his typically quixotic opposition: “Where there’s a will, there’s a Seattle way.”

On Crosscut, Skip Berger suggests (along the lines of) mortgaging Council members’ homes as collateral against wrong and costly decision-making: “How to prevent a boondoggle, on the waterfront and beyond.”

The Seattle Times, following up on a Page 1 feature, “Hidden challenges of Highway 99 tunnel,” reports: “Highway 99 tunnel foes may propose city referendum.” Curiously, only The Times seems to be calling this the Highway 99 tunnel, and even at that only recently. It’s better known as the Deep-Bore Tunnel project, in part because Highway 99 already has a tunnel (better known as the Battery Street tunnel). Although we assume The Times has a reason, we’ve found no explanation as to why they’ve adopted this puzzling, and confusing, convention.

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