News roundup: bicycles, needles, RV’s

Turn off the Bowie albums and the replays of that missed field-goal kick for a minute. This morning’s City Council news discusses the new lane for bicycles along Westlake, along with a plan to take a needle exchange program mobile.Next City reports that construction has finally begun on the cycle track along Westlake Avenue, and details the rocky path the effort took to become a reality.

The Los Angeles Times has an article on a Seattle activist who wants to take his needle-exchange program mobile — despite the fact that it’s probably illegal.

City Living Seattle has an in-depth report on the heated meeting last week between residents in several north-end neighborhoods and local officials on the recent rise in property and drug crimes — and the apparent ties to people living in RV’s parked on the streets.