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Bike Happy: When bikes ruled Seattle

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Watch excellent videos about bicycling history. Seattle Bike Blog called for Mayor Durkan to implement protected bike … Continue reading

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Mayor Durkan is right, we do need a ‘reset’ on Move Seattle

As regular readers of Seattle Bike Blog know, I have been on family leave since late January following the early birth of my daughter. So unlike the daily news regimen I have reported since 2010, I have not had the … Continue reading

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Rainier RapidRide remake concepts fall short + Mayor Durkan should push SDOT for a more visionary plan

Rainier Ave is the only flat and direct street between Mount Baker and the International District/downtown. If southeast Seattle is ever going to have good bike access to the jobs and other major destinations downtown, Rainier Ave will need bike … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Don’t capsize the ferry system with stranded bikeshare bikes

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Don’t leave your bikeshare bike on a ferry. The system shuts down. E-bikes will likely be allowed … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: The Future of Downtown Shifts

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Seattle City Council adopted a bold new bike parking code. Mayor Durkan delayed the 4th Ave protected … Continue reading

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Aviva Stephens | Bikes are for boys: Cycling while woman

EDITOR’S NOTE: Aviva Stephens is a Seattle native and financial professional who discovered the benefits and joys of cycling on her challenging work commute between Ballard and the Eastside. She just launched a new blog called Biking In the Rain, … Continue reading

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Bike on I-5, the Aurora Bridge and the soon-to-be-closed waterfront Viaduct April 8

Cascade Bicycle Club’s Emerald City Ride 2018 won’t ever be repeated because part of the route will be on the slated-for-demolishion Alaskan Way Viaduct. The third annual Emerald City Ride sticks with the theme: Bike on freeways typically off-limits to … Continue reading

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Anti-bike lane group tweets that single moms don’t bike. It backfires spectacularly

A twitter handle representing the “Save 35th Ave NE” group fighting against city plans for safer crosswalks and bike lanes posted a sexist tweet the other day saying that “single mothers don’t commute to work on bikes.” It backfired spectacularly … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Get stoked + Eastside cuts bikeshare loose

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Attend the third and final presentations of the Stoked Spoke Adventure Series this year on Wednesday, 6:30-9pm, at … Continue reading

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Seattle tests low-budget painted bike parking to make bike share more orderly

Thousands of bikes spread throughout the city available on-demand for $1, what could be wrong with that? The private, free-floating bike share companies serving Seattle are already changing how people get around the city by providing a new fast, healthy, … Continue reading

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Don’t delay the downtown bike network

Downtown Seattle is facing a massive transportation challenge when buses are kicked out the transit tunnel in 2019. That is not long from now, and the City of Seattle and our region’s transportation agencies need to be taking action right … Continue reading

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Family update + Some news we’ve missed

Hello, Seattle Bike Blog readers, it’s been a while since I updated you all on my daughter Fiona and my current leave from writing. First of all, you have been amazing. So many readers have risen to the occasion to … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Explore Seattle’s racist history (March 15 – 22)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s edition was posted to Seattle Bike Blog a week late. Sorry! So if you’re just now seeing this, our apologies that you missed all this fun stuff. Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Pi Edition

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO REI won’t sell Giro and Bell helmets because the parent company also sells AR-15s. The Your Voice Your Choice Project Development … Continue reading

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35th Ave NE: A Project at Risk

This is a guest post written by Liam Bradshaw. Liam is a research scientist in materials chemistry who lives near 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood. He enjoys riding for both commuting and recreation, but drives, walks, and busses when necessary. … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Roar-in March like a lion on an e-bike

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW & DO Thanks to Washington Bikes advocacy, the State Legislature passed legislation that clarifies state law relating to e-bikes. … Continue reading

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Clarified e-assist bicycle rules head to the Governor’s desk

Both the State House and Senate have passed a bill clarifying the legal status of electric-assisted bicycles on streets, sidewalks and trails. The bill (SB 6434) now heads to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk for a signature. If signed into law, … Continue reading

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UW master’s student is surveying bike share users

Did you use Pronto? Have you used the new bike share bikes? If you answered yes to either of these questions, University of Washington master’s student Luke Peters would like to hear from you. Peters recently launched a survey in … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Chilly Hilly, YVYC, & Last week for Bike Happy Month Fundraiser

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO With less than a week left to reach our fundraising goal to hold Bike Happy Month and … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: Four weeks old

It’s time for the bike news roundup! As always, this is an open thread. A little update on my family. Fiona turns four weeks old today. Kelli and I spend every day at the NICU with her, holding her for … Continue reading

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