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Padelford named next Director of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, now hiring 2 staffers

With Founder and Executive Director Cathy Tuttle retiring, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways staffer Gordon Padelford is getting ready to take the organization’s helm. He will be the first ED of the organization other than Tuttle, who founded it in 2011 and led … Continue reading

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Investors are putting big money into private bike share companies + Spin’s community project donates to Bike Works

Spin, one of at least three companies hoping to launch a stationless bike share service on the streets of Seattle this summer, just landed $8 million in venture funding, according to a company press release. This funding news highlights what is … Continue reading

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Blaming streetcar tracks for her death, McCloud’s brother files claims with city, Sound Transit

One year after the bike crash at 13th and Yesler that took Desiree McCloud’s life, her brother Cody has filed claims against Sound Transit and the City of Seattle that blame the First Hill Streetcar tracks for her death. Cody told … Continue reading

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Sunday: Thousands of people will bike on I-5, I-90 and SR-520 + Still time to register – UPDATED

For just one morning, the I-5 Express Lanes through downtown Seattle, the main deck of the 520 Bridge, a path through Bellevue and the I-90 Express Lanes will be filled with thousands of people on bikes. It’s hard to over-hype … Continue reading

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Saturday: Bike for donuts with Mighty-O and Bicycle Benefits

You can bike around our amazing city, eat a bunch of donuts and support Bike Works all at the same time Saturday. I know it sounds too good to be true, but that’s what happens when Ian from Bicycle Benefits … Continue reading

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Green Lake and Wallingford paving projects are a chance to make major bike network improvements

A series of planned paving projects in Green Lake and Wallingford are a big chance to make significant improvements to the North Seattle bike network. And of course, the city could save a lot of money by making these improvements … Continue reading

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City’s 2019 plans for SW Avalon would dramatically improve bike access to the heart of W Seattle

There are only so many ways to get up West Seattle’s formidable hills, and SW Avalon Way is an absolutely vital one. Connecting the Alki Trail/West Seattle Bridge to Fauntleroy and the heart of West Seattle, Avalon is one of … Continue reading

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City could set stationless bike share rules in June + LimeBike is third company to ready a Seattle launch

West Seattle’s Gabriel Scheer was a founding member of Pronto Cycle Share, so he was disappointed when that now-shuttered bike share system failed to expand beyond its small service area. “I don’t think it served the city as well as it … Continue reading

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Lake Washington Blvd goes car-free 12 times in 2017, Bicycle Sunday starts today

For the 49th year, Seattle kicks off Bicycle Sunday today (May 21). Three miles of Lake Washington Blvd will go car-free 12 Sundays in 2017. It’s a great chance to experience of the most beautiful urban streets in the world … Continue reading

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Rainier Ave ride demos huge potential for bike lanes + City leaders support bike network at rally

I biked on Rainier Ave from Columbia City to downtown during rush hour this morning, and it was peaceful, easy and fast. As part of the Bike Everywhere Day celebration, Cascade Bicycle Club and Bike Works partnered to host a … Continue reading

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WA now has a Bicycle Safety Advisory Council

Washington State is getting a Bicycle Safety Advisory Council to help watchdog and improve the state’s approach to keeping the thousands of its residents who bike safe. The council is named in honor of Cooper Jones, who was killed while biking … Continue reading

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Sound Transit offers half-price access to Beacon Hill and Angle Lake bike cages

Sound Transit is offering a sweet deal on membership to two of its stations’ secure bike cages: Six months free if you sign up for a year. The catch is that you have to sign up by the end of … Continue reading

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Four neighborhood rides will meet at City Hall for a Friday rally + Map of Bike Everywhere Day stations

Cascade Bicycle Club is hosting four rides from different ends of town that will converge at City Hall Friday for a rally to support a Basic Bike Network to and through downtown. The rides are part of the annual Bike … Continue reading

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Salomon: Finally fixing NE 65th Street (Part One)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part One of a two-part series by NE Seattle Greenways leader and former mayoral candidate (“I ran for Mayor before it was cool“) Andres Salomon. In this post, Salomon gives an update on the need for … Continue reading

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Governor vetoes delayed rollout of distracted driving law: ‘We can’t wait that long’

In three months, it will finally be illegal to flip through Facebook or watch Netflix on your phone while driving a car in Washington State. Though Washington was among the first state’s to ban texting while driving, the state has … Continue reading

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Panel of experts will discuss solutions to bike theft

Bike theft continues to rise steeply in Seattle. And that not only costs people money, but many people won’t replace their stolen wheels. At a time when our increasingly congested city needs more people to get around by bike, theft is … Continue reading

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Cascade: Redmond stations are a chance to go all out on Sound Transit station access

Transit works better when people can get to the stations. This might seem like an extremely obvious point, but many of the region’s biggest rail and express bus stations have awful walking and biking access problems. Like truly awful: And … Continue reading

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Seattle’s top bike commuting workplaces are all within 5 blocks of a protected bike lane or trail

New analysis from Commute Seattle found that the city’s large workplaces (100+ employees) with the highest bike commute rates all are within five blocks of a protected bike lane or trail and offer secure bike parking. Even more telling: The … Continue reading

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Happy Bike to School Day!

It’s National Bike to School Day! Here are few scenes from around town. Got photos or stories to add? Let us know in the comments below or email tom@seattlebikeblog.com. We had over 200 kids ride to Bryant today. If we … Continue reading

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Work underway to replace S Holgate bridge staircase with ramp

The S Holgate Street Bridge is far from the friendliest bike route between Sodo and North Beacon Hill, but it is definitely the most direct. But because the only sidewalk on the bridge turns into a staircase at the Sodo … Continue reading

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