It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! Here’s some stuff floating around the web recently that caught our eye.
First up, a Seattle transportation wishlist in holiday song form by Laura Goodfellow:
Pacific Northwest News
- With John/Thomas corridor work underway, 2019 will bring $2.2M Safe Routes to School pedestrian improvements across Capitol Hill | CHS Capitol Hill Seattle
- Police arrest three men after ‘boobytrap’ injures bicycle rider on I-205 path – BikePortland.org
- Woman pushing stroller killed by SUV in Kent | KOMO
- I-205 path booby trap suspects told cops it was meant to snare homeless people, records show | OregonLive.com
- City says legal fight cost Seattle 717 affordable homes | Crosscut
- It’s time Seattle planners listen to women who walk and bike | Opinion
- Chinatown Station Locations | Seattle Transit Blog
- Durkan fields questions about Magnolia Bridge, ADUs, better funding for community centers | Queen Anne News
- Fixing the Dangerous Woodland Park Ave and Bridge Way Intersection » The Urbanist
- To Give People More Options for Getting Around Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan and City of Seattle Launch Free-Floating Bike Share Plan | Office of the Mayor
- Maddux, Brash Aide to Council Member Mosqueda, Is Out After Barbed Tweet at Mayor’s Office | The C Is for crank
- Sally Bagshaw will not seek re-election to Seattle City Council | Crosscut
- In a sign of gentrifying South King County, an entire Burien apartment complex faces eviction – The Seattle Times
- Delivering difference: Mailing Services uses e-bikes to move mail at UW | In Our Nature
- Democratic Socialist Shaun Scott Is Running for Seattle City Council – Slog – The Stranger
- Mayor Jenny Durkan’s top staffers used private email accounts to talk head-tax strategy, new records show – The Seattle Times
- Wanted: Executive Director – Cool gig in Port Townsend
- A tragic realization about a BikePortland reader and supporter – BikePortland.org
- District 4 City Council Candidate Shaun Scott Wants Seattle to Live Up to Its Urbanist Credo » The Urbanist
- ‘Ask the Trauma Docs!’ Mayor Durkan Says Scooters Are Too Dangerous » The Urbanist
- SeaTac Councilmember Amina Ahmed dies in car crash 7 weeks after joining council – The Seattle Times
- West Seattle Blog… | West Seattle Crime Watch: Police search for bike thief in Delridge
- Leading pedestrian intervals – every second counts
- Shorelines Hearing Board Issued Decision on ELST: Remand SSD Permit Application Back to the City for Approval and Issue – Friends of East Lake Sammamish Trail
- As Seattle’s traffic doom looms, some see a silver lining | Crosscut
- Fast ferry service from Tacoma to Seattle might be possible, study says | The News Tribune
- Serious injuries after two driver vs. pedestrian collisions in 45 minutes on 12th Ave | CHS Capitol Hill Seattle
- Seattle’s housing crunch could be eased by changes to single-family zoning, city report says | The Seattle Times
- Enabling transportation information, an invitation – Benjamin de la Pena – Medium
- Bellevue installs new bike-safe bus platform on 108th Avenue NE | Bellevue Reporter
- Traffic in Seattle, 2017: Fewer cars, bicyclists and walkers; more transit riders and carpoolers – The Seattle Times
- Climate Action Coalition Urges City to Respond to Seattle Squeeze | Seattle Weekly
- Open Letter in Support of Bike Lanes on 35th Ave NE
- Waterfront Tax Stalled Due to Concerns Over Security, Assessments, and Cost | The C Is for crank
- Cyclist struck in Renton dies of her injuries – seattlepi.com
- Behind the Byline: Meet Traffic Lab reporter Mike Lindblom – The Seattle Times
- Durkan picks senior D.C. transportation official to lead SDOT | Crosscut
- Mixed Bag Bills Could Weaken Growth Management Act » The Urbanist
Halftime show! Steve Carrell recently told Ellen about a time when a fan hit him with her car while he was biking:
National & Global News
- Santa Monica Installs In-Street E-Scooter Parking Corrals – Streetsblog Los Angeles
- Data From Millions Of Smartphone Journeys Proves Cyclists Faster In Cities Than Cars And Motorbikes
- The Latest: Charges against boat captain mark ‘beginning’ – ABC News
- Untokening Panelists Discuss Why “You Can’t Have Social Justice Without Transit Justice” – Streetsblog Chicago
- Bird Says New Scooter Regulations Make It ‘Impossible’ To Serve D.C. | DCist
- Duck boat tours ending in Mobile | WKRG
- Waymo CEO: Autonomous cars won’t ever be able to drive in all conditions – CNET
- Why Parking Lots Are Not Full, Even on Black Friday – CityLab
- Climate change caused the “Great Dying,” aka the planet’s worst extinction | Grist
- #FundMyStreets: Lime Partners With Industry Leaders To Promote Traffic Safety
- Cyclists ‘exposed to less air pollution than drivers’ on busy routes | Environment | The Guardian
- Waymo’s self-driving cars are getting attacked in Arizona – INSIDER
- GPS bike-share program in China credited with reducing gridlock and smog
- 12-year-old boy recovering after being hit by SUV | KOMO
- A New Duck Boat Safety Bill Requires Life Jackets, Canopy Upgrades | 93.1 WIBC
- After a tumultuous year, Kellie Everett and Ryan Koenig to release new albums | STLMag – These two friends from my hometown are amazing. Their hard work to get back into playing music is a tough example of the damage a single collision can cause. Hundreds of thousands of people are injured like this every year in the U.S.
- Car lobby opposes EU safety bid that ‘would save 1,300 lives a year’ | Business | The Guardian
- Lime 2018 Year End Report Examines Stunning Growth Of Micro Mobility
- DDOT’s Sam Zimbabwe is leaving for Seattle – Greater Greater Washington
- Bike-sharing firm Ofo’s dramatic fall from grace a warning to China’s tech investors | South China Morning Post
- Seattle Celebrates 2 Million Rides In Time For Car-Sharing Launch
This is an open thread.
Is anyone going to tell her that cracked/damaged sidewalks are the responsibility of the adjacent property owner, and not SDOT?
It is SDOT’s sidewalk repair program that is responsible for investigating complaints about broken sidewalks.
AW- did you read that link that you posted?
“As in many other cities, the Seattle Municipal Code requires that adjacent property owners keep their sidewalks in good repair and safe for public travel. This means keeping the sidewalk clear from vegetation overgrowth, snow, and ice accumulation, as well as making repairs to the sidewalks when damaged. Additional information for adjacent property owners can be found here.”
As a property owner, you are responsible for maintaining the side walk in front of you home!
Unless damage is caused by a city-owned street tree.
@ cyclist and air pollution article
You would think that American lawyers would catch on to the overwhelming evidence that cars are moving cancer boxes that trap toxic emissions, and we would see the type of lawsuits against auto manufacturers that we saw against the cigarette makers. The irony of course is that the push back against auto emissions in the rest of the world is largely based on overwhelming evidence from U.S. studies that date back to the 1980s that we continue to ignore (although CA does ban the construction of schools within a certain proximity to highways and arterials).
Good to see the lawsuits are starting to happen across the pond in the U.K.
The open letter from The Sierra Club is really good. I love the term they use; “heckler’s veto”. I gotta remember that one.
Goodfellow’s piece is great. A flat note: the CCC streetcar local capital funds would be much better spent on key segments of trolley bus overhead to improve Link connections, RR implementation, and sidewalks on frequent transit arterials that lack them; the 1st Avenue right of way would be better used by many more bus trips than the 12 per hour per direction of the costly streetcar. Bicycles must use caution around streetcar tracks.