Bike Happy: It’s the Last Week of Bike Month

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter.


TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO

  1. A cougar killed SJ Brooks, co-founder of Friends on Bikes.
  2. The Seattle Times broke down how the 2nd and 7th Avenues protected bike lanes were expensive, but were more than just bike projects. And Seattle Bike Blog highlighted how “bike lanes are for cars.”
  3. On Thursday, there’s a Womxn’s Bike Month Happy Hour.
  4. This is the last week of Bike Month. Get out there!


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In Memoriam

An emaciated cougar attacked Isaac Sederbaum and killed SJ Brooks while they were biking forest roads northeast of North Bend. They had responded properly by trying to intimidate the animal; this was the first fatal cat attack in 94 years in the state.  SJ was well-known within Seattle’s bike community, having worked at G&O Family Cyclery; and co-founded Friends on Bikes, an organization dedicated to making bicycling more inclusive to women, trans, and non-binary people of color. SJ is missed by many.

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SOCIAL, LIFESTYLE, & ADVENTURE

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES​

ARTICLES & POSTS

  • “Gender Disparities in Bicycling: Small Steps to Close a Big Gap,” Urbanist.
  • “What It Takes to Ride Up to Paradise on Mount Rainier,” Bicycling.
  • “Is biking a Catch-22 situation?” — article explores the public health benefits and costs of biking in poor air quality. Crosscut.
  • Rave to two people biking who stopped and assisted a fellow person who had crashed her bike on the Sammamish River Trail. Seattle Times.
  • Magnuson Cafe & Brewery is opening this summer next door to Cascade Bicycle Club’s headquarters this summer. WA Beer Blog.
  • “Dust off the bike and pedal into Spring,” Cascade.
  • “Vaccinate your bike,” SBB.

POLICY & INFRASTRUCTURE

ACTION

UPCOMING EVENTS​

NEWS

  • Seattle
    • “$12 million a mile: Here’s how bike-lane costs shot sky high in Seattle,” Seattle Times.
      • “Bike lanes are for cars,” SBB.
      • “SDOT Can’t Build As Many Bike Lanes As Promised,” Stranger.
      • “Seattle struggling to pay for bike lanes, as costs for ‘visionary’ project balloon to $12 million per mile: report,” Fox News.
      • Letter: “Bikes and taxes: An ‘F’ for SDOT,” Seattle Times.
      • “Bikes and taxes: Bicycle tax,” Seattle Times.
    • “Vote For Seattle’s Worst Intersection: 2018 (Round 1),” Urbanist.
    • “Leary Ave NW in Central Ballard Is A Little Safer,” Urbanist.
  • King County-wide
    • King County Executive Dow Constantine announced legislation to accelerate protection of 65,000 acres of open space and improvements to regional trails. King CountySeattle Times.
  • East & South King County
    • The Mercer Island City Council is considering its 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Plan, which could fund a new city pedestrian-bicycle plan and a north-south bike route from the Town Center to the future light rail station. MI Reporter.
    • Letter: Don’t upgrade north segment of Green to Cedar Rivers Trail. Maple Valley Reporter.
  • Pierce County
    • The new Puyallup River Bridge that connects Fife to Tacoma will have bike lanes. MyNW.
  • Statewide
    • “Field Notes from the 2018 Washington Bike Summit,” Cascade.

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