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King County limits bikes on Vashon/West Seattle water taxis, bans many family bikes

In what is sure to be disappointing news to many readers, King County has announced that it will begin limiting the number and types of bikes allowed on its Vashon and West Seattle water taxis. Bikes and water taxis go … Continue reading

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Saturday: Fremont Solstice naked/painted bike ride + How to join

The annual Fremont Solstice Parade is Saturday, and you know what that means: It’s time to get naked, paint your body and crash the parade on your bike. For about a quarter century, people have been biking ahead of the … Continue reading

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Hundreds rally and ride downtown to protest cuts to safe streets projects

Hundreds of people rallied at City Hall then rode bikes, rolled in wheelchairs or walked down 4th Ave Sunday to protest recent cuts to safe streets projects. The Ride For Safe Streets, organized by members of the Move All Seattle … Continue reading

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Seattle’s latest bike plan takes one step forward, one step back and continues neglecting South Seattle

SDOT and Mayor Jenny Durkan yesterday released the city’s first “annual” short-term bike plan in 26 months. That the plan itself was delayed well over a year is a good symbol for how SDOT and Mayor have been treating bicycle … Continue reading

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Saturday: Seattle’s 9th annual women/trans/femme/non-binary Moxie Summer Jam Alleycat

The 9th Annual Moxie Summer Jam meets 2 p.m. Saturday at Gas Works Park. Organizers say it is one of (if not the) biggest women/trans/femme/non-binary alleycats in the world. What is an alleycat? What can I expect if I show … Continue reading

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Sunday: Join the Ride For Safe Streets starting at City Hall

Under Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seattle has cut bike lanes from paving projects and slashed its short-term bike plan. At a time when we need to make dramatic action to do whatever we can to reduce traffic injuries and deaths and … Continue reading

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Days after SDOT acknowledged safety concerns on new 35th Ave NE, a collision critically injured someone on a motorcycle

Someone driving a pickup truck collided with someone on a motorcycle at the intersection of 35th Ave NE and NE 75th Street Monday evening. The person on the motorcycle was critically injured and was rushed to the hospital in life-threatening … Continue reading

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Saturday: Streets will go car-free for two hours before Ballard Crit for an open streets party

Here’s a great idea: Ballard Criterium race organizers Apex Racing are already doing the hard work of securing permits, placing signage and barricades and informing the community about their annual event Saturday. So why not extend the time a few … Continue reading

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Seattle Parks starting Burke-Gilman Trail repairs from U Village to the city line

Seattle Parks is getting ready to start fixing bumpy pavement and outdated bollards on some of the oldest sections of the Burke-Gilman Trail between 30th Ave NE (just east of U Village) to the city’s northern border with Lake Forest … Continue reading

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Watch: Rooted In Rights why proper bike share parking is so important

It should be common sense, but don’t block walkways when you park a bike share bike. But you should also go a step further and think, would this bike impede someone with a vision impairment? Is it too close to … Continue reading

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As a birthday present to yours truly, WSDOT will fix 520 Bridge Trail bumps

In what is obviously a birthday present to yours truly, WSDOT announced today that they will fix every bumpy expansion gap plate on the 520 Bridge Trail. We first reported about the bumpy plates back in 2016 before the trail … Continue reading

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Watch: City Council hosts equitable transportation talk by Tamika Butler

City Councilmember Mike O’Brien and Transportation Choices Coalition recently hosted Tamika Butler, Toole Design’s California Planning Director and Director of Equity and Inclusion, for an hour-long talk about transportation equity and her experience as a land use, parks and transportation … Continue reading

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Saturday: G&O Family Cyclery hosts a Cargo Bike Festival in Greenwood

Greenwood’s G&O Family Cyclery is hosting the first annual Cargo Bike Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event is part of the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s LGBTQ Pride Rainbow Hop. It promises “test rides, kids activities, food, games and … Continue reading

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Scherer is stepping down after 12 years as Director of Familybike Seattle, organization seeks more Board members

It is hard to think of any other person who has done more for family biking in Seattle than Morgan Scherer. She has been out on our streets leading by example and sharing her experience since at least 2007, when … Continue reading

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Friday: Peddler Brewing hosts annual End of Bike Month Party

You biked. You will keep biking. So let’s party. The always-wonderful Peddler Brewing in Ballard is hosting their annual End of Bike Month Party 4 – 10 p.m. Friday. $1 per pint will go to Washington Bikes. More details from … Continue reading

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Biking increased 32% thanks to downtown Bellevue bike lane + City will keep it, debates expanding network

The City of Bellevue may have just conducted the most thorough study of a bike lane pilot project ever. The 31-page report (PDF) about the 108th Ave NE bike lane in the Eastside city’s downtown core found that bicycling increased … Continue reading

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Move All Seattle Sustainably coalition hosts Council candidate forums, D6 is Tuesday

Seattle’s City Council is facing its biggest shakeup since, well, the last time the seven district-based seats were up for a vote. An unprecedented 56 candidates are running for the City Council seats, and only three incumbents are seeking another … Continue reading

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With the paint barely dry on bike-lane-free 35th Ave NE, person driving strikes and injures someone on a bike

Just hours after a video of dangerous conditions for people biking on the new 35th Ave NE gained a lot of traction on social media, someone driving struck and injured a person biking on the street near the intersection with … Continue reading

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Tour de Pints 2019 is Saturday

You know what would be a great way to wash down all those donuts tomorrow (Saturday)? Beer. The annual Tour de Pints starts 11 a.m. at Peddler Brewing. The Beer Week event is a casual tide to five north Seattle … Continue reading

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Bicycle Benefits launches Bike Bingo today, hosts Tour de Donut Saturday

You already bike to local businesses all the time, so why not make a game of it? Bicycle Benefits is launching their annual Bike Bingo today, a challenge to bike to local businesses and fill your bingo card by June … Continue reading

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