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MS Walk: 5000 stroll Burke-Gilman to Gas Works

March 30th, 2011 by master

There’s still time to join more than 5000 walkers at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter’s Walk MS, this Sunday, April 3.

The walk is a four-mile loop on the Burke-Gilman Trail from Husky Stadium to Gas Works Park and back. Participants help meet the Chapter’s goal of raising over $2 million to support programs and services that benefit more than 12,000 people with MS and 72,000 others including family, friends, caregivers and health care professionals throughout Alaska, Montana and in 23 counties in Western and Central Washington.

More information and how to participate:

Multiple sclerosis is more prominent in the Northwest than almost anywhere else on earth. At a time when public services are scarce, the programs, services, education and support the Society provides is more important than ever. Funds also support cutting-edge research to find a cure for this chronic disease of the central nervous system.

More than a fundraiser, Walk MS is a celebration of hope and moving forward. Participants will enjoy breakfast and lunch, live music, face painting, entertainment for kids, awards, and much more. Sign up individually, join a team, start a team or volunteer.

WHAT: Walk MS to benefit the National MS Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, serving 12,000 people living with MS in Alaska, Montana and Central and Western Washington.

WHEN:  Sunday, April 3, 2011; Registration at 8:30 a.m., Program at 9:00 a.m., Get walking at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Husky Stadium

REGISTER AS A WALKER OR VOLUNTEER:

Visit http://www.walkMSnorthwest.org call 1-800-344-4867 or email walkMSnorthwest@nmss.org

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SDOT to fix "lake" on Burke-Gilman Trail

October 26th, 2010 by master

Cyclists know that in a decent rain, like the ones we’ve has recently, a “lake” forms where the trail crosses Meridian Ave. N., in front of Urban Surf. Publicola recently ran a story on the problem.

We stopped by the area yesterday and talked to Seattle Department of Transportation’s North End Asphalt Crew Chief, Steve Hoyos. He told us that cyclists and pedestrians won’t need to wait long for the dip in the trail to be fixed; if he gets a traffic control plan this week, work should start on Monday, November 1.

SDOT will divert people off the trail (bikes will go to Northlake Way via a temporary asphalt trail, pedestrians will be directed up to N. Pacific/N. 34th St.), and the project should be complete in a couple of weeks. Hoyos estimated 10 working days to dig out concrete, pour new concrete and put asphalt on that. “The work’s not that big a deal — it’s the rerouting that’s a big deal,” he said.

Signage will be up shortly to warn cyclists and pedestrians of the impending detours.

Thanks to Robby Delaware for the tip!

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Google adds bike routes to maps

March 10th, 2010 by master

Having the Burke-Gilman trail so close is one of the wonderful benefits of living in Wallingford. Often, though, getting there or getting back (especially if you live on a hill) can be another matter.

Google has added a bicycle route feature to their maps that helps cyclists find the safest and flattest path from here to there. Try it out.

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