Last Saturday, The Urbanist and CityNerd had the honor of hosting a bike ride on Lake Washington Boulevard for the last weekend of 2023 that the linear parkway, which frequently devolves into a motorist speedway, was closed to cars. One of the attendees was Best Side Cycling, a vlogger with a YouTube channel who highlights various bike routes in the Greater Seattle area — “especially focusing on new bike infrastructure, trails, and hard climbs.”

Best Side Cycling’s footage and commentary was another encapsulation of how great Lake Washington Boulevard is when it’s pedestrianized. Thanks for joining us!

The Urbanist, like most Seattleites, supports pedestrianizing Lake Washington Boulevard year-round. Visit the Seattle Parks engagement hub on “Lake Washington Boulevard Renovations Project” or email project lead, Jordon Hoy (, to voice your support for a safer boulevard.

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Doug Trumm is publisher of The Urbanist. An Urbanist writer since 2015, he dreams of pedestrianizing streets, blanketing the city in bus lanes, and unleashing a mass timber building spree to end the affordable housing shortage and avert our coming climate catastrophe. He graduated from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington in 2019. He lives in East Fremont and loves to explore the city on his bike.