It’s been a great year here at Seattle Bike Blog. Readership continues to rise with no signs of slowing down thanks to all your support.
Our most-clicked story was, by far, Representative Ed Orcutt’s gaffe about how bicycles aren’t really that much more environmentally-friendly than cars. But some of the city’s bike projects also turned a lot of heads.
The city’s response to the guerrilla bike lanes on Cherry Street under I-5 was a fun, cool story here in Seattle. But SDOT was so open-minded and thoughtful about replacing the illegal lanes with properly-designed ones, people in other cities were shocked. It’s a uniquely Seattle story that represents the level of responsive government we aspire to achieve.
Other popular stories were not so happy, like the tragic death of Ed Pratis in Redmond. The comments for that story are full of heartbreaking remembrances by family and friends across the country.
Another stand-out story: One of the most-clicked stories is our 2012 post about biking in the Seattle rain. So many of you shared that archive post that it made it into the top 10. Perhaps we should write more posts about rainy cycling.
Thank you all for reading, and for the 100 of you who subscribe to support our work each month. It’s been humbling to make the jump from part-time to full-time, and I look forward to an even bigger and better 2014.
Below is the list of stories that were read more than 5,000 times in 2013.