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Cascade calls Trump’s infrastructure plan a ‘bad deal for biking in Washington’

In an insult I doubt Donald Trump will take too hard, Cascade Bicycle Club said that his infrastructure plan is a “bad deal for biking in Washington.” At a time when the region is investing so much local funding in … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Nation’s largest e-bikeshare system

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Seattle is home to the nation’s largest e-bikeshare system. In the last 7 years, the percentage of … Continue reading

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Aviva Stephens: Pedaling my way to the 520 Bridge

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. Find more of her writing on Medium and follow her on … Continue reading

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The 2018 Bicycle Sundays schedule is out

Car-free Lake Washington Boulevard is just the best. So save these dates in your calendar! From Seattle Parks: On scheduled Sundays from May to September, a portion of Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed to motorized vehicles from 10 a.m. … Continue reading

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Howell: Going Steady with Lime-E

After a month of anticipation, LimeBike released 300 e-bikes into its fleet of 4,000 bikeshare bike in Seattle this past weekend, with plans to release another 200 by this Wednesday.  Eventually, “Lime-Es” will comprise forty percent of LimeBike’s fleet. Here’s … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Suburban bikeshare

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Bikeshare is expanding to the suburbs. Seattle City Council is considering legislation to improve bicycle parking in … Continue reading

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The annual Seattle Bike Swap is Saturday at Magnusson Park

The Seattle Bike Swap really does have something for everyone. It’s like a giant garage sale featuring booths focused on all different kinds of biking all together in an old hangar in Magnusson Park. Rare bike geeks, racers and people … Continue reading

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Cascade: Bellevue City Council set to decide on downtown bike lane pilot Monday + How you can help

The Bellevue City Council will decide Monday whether the city will move forward with a demonstration protected bike lane on 108th Ave NE downtown, a first for Seattle’s biggest Eastside neighbor. The city’s Transportation Commission voted 5-2 last month in … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Missing Link victory & a new Seattle-based folding bike company

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Missing Link Victory! The Seattle Hearings Examiner decided the City of Seattle sufficiently studied the environmental impacts of completing the … Continue reading

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Big legal decision supports finishing the Burke-Gilman Missing Link

The Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail won a huge legal decision today, with the Seattle Hearing Examiner deciding that SDOT’s environmental study and findings was adequate. After completion of an enormous environmental impact study for the short stretch … Continue reading

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Fiona

Our daughter Fiona was born 11:15 p.m. January 24 weighing 2 pounds, 6 ounces. She was crying with strong, healthy lungs immediately and has been feisty ever since. She is in the NICU, and she’ll be there for a long time. … Continue reading

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A Roosevelt junior redesigned the streets around his high school, and his plan is better than SDOT’s

Just about every school day when Joe Mangan and his fellow Roosevelt High School students walk to area businesses during their lunch breaks, they have to squeeze together on sidewalks so skinny they can barely walk side-by-side and talk to … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Profiles & Trails

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO This past week’s newspapers and blogs profiled Mike Radenbaugh, Mike Boussom, Andy Hampsten, Steve Gluckman, and Leah Tran. Plus, there’s a Legends of … Continue reading

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Penultimate section of the E Lake Sammamish Trail opens today

A hard-fought, 1.2-mile section of the E Lake Sammamish Trail finally opens today after more than a year of construction and many, many years of planning and advocacy. King County Parks is hosting an opening celebration at 2 p.m. today … Continue reading

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Supporters of a completed Missing Link will host happy hour Wednesday

After decades of public meetings and open houses and letter-writing campaigns, it’s perhaps a bit difficult to get motivated for yet another public event about the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail. But what if I told you there … Continue reading

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E-assist bikes, trail connections and multimodal funding on WA Bikes 2018 state legislative agenda

What exactly is an electric-assist bicycle? And where can you ride one? Providing state-level clarity on these questions is one part of Washington Bikes’ 2018 state legislative agenda, along with efforts to protects multimodal transportation funding, protect and connect trails, … Continue reading

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Bike Happy: Bainbridge now supports bridge + Help launch Bike Happy Month

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter. TOP THINGS TO KNOW & DO Help launch the 2018 Bike Happy Month and Pedaler’s Fair > Lime & Spin bikeshare systems will add … Continue reading

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Cascade: Support Bellevue’s downtown bike lane plans Thursday

As we reported previously, the City of Bellevue plans to build one or more demonstration bike lanes in its downtown core this spring as a pilot project to try out the design and give people a chance to see them … Continue reading

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LimeBike and Spin announce e-assist bikes, an innovation that could change bike share all over again

Yesterday, both Spin and LimeBike announced electric-assist bicycles, an innovation that — if successful — could change the bike share industry all over again. LimeBike will likely be the first to launch e-bikes in Seattle, saying in a press release … Continue reading

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ofo kicks off 2018 with free rides, big plans and an allegation of poor working conditions

2017 was a wild year of expansion and change for the global bike share industry, and 2018 is already shaping up to continue the trend of innovation and competition within the industry. And Seattle is positioned to remain at the … Continue reading

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