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NorthStar Cycling Club featured in Time Magazine

Very cool to see Seattle’s NorthStar Cycling Club in Time Magazine this week. The young club is featured as part of the issue’s Visions of Equity project as an example of “How Communities of Color Have Found Strength, Joy and … Continue reading

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Text message cover-up shows Mayor Durkan is unfit for office

Mayor Jenny Durkan, then-Police Chief Carmen Best and Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins all deleted or otherwise lost their text messages from the midst of one of the most tumultuous times in Seattle history. The mayor has hidden the loss … Continue reading

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Saturday: Memorial walk and ride for Mike Colmant near Seward Park

Mike Colmant was a father, grandfather, triathlete, and Deputy Director at Boeing Field. He was biking on Seward Park Ave S just north of Wilson Ave S when someone drove on the wrong side of the road and struck him, … Continue reading

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Last chance to tell the Feds: Make our national road standards safer

There is a book that gives traffic engineers across the nation guidelines for how to design streets and highways, and the Federal Highway Administration is updating it right now. Unfortunately, the current draft of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control … Continue reading

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Now streaming at NW Film Forum: Phoebe’s Father, a family drama with lots of Seattle biking scenes

You have until Sunday (5/16) to stream Phoebe’s Father from the Northwest Film Forum website. And you should! Tickets are sliding scale $5–$25 ($10 suggested) for a 48-hour streaming rental. We wrote about the film back in 2015 when it … Continue reading

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Bike lanes coming to Eastlake Ave between Stewart and Fairview, work starts this summer

SDOT and King County Metro are getting ready to redesign a significant stretch of Eastlake Ave E from Stewart Street in South Lake Union (near REI) to Fairview Ave N in Eastlake. The changes will happen in two phases with … Continue reading

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Support Ryan Packer’s reporting

Ryan Packer was the Temporary Editor of Seattle Bike Blog for the entire winter as I worked on completing the first draft of a book. During that time, they reported many important stories such as this report about an internal … Continue reading

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Council seeks project list to determine if a $100 million bond is necessary

A majority of the City Council, led by Councilmember Dan Strauss, voted Wednesday to defer their decision on issuing a large bond until they have more details on what it would fund and when the money would be needed. As … Continue reading

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Cascade makes the Pedaling Relief Project permanent

The Seattle Pedaling Relief Project (“SPRP”) started in the spring of 2020 as a way to help food banks deal with the sudden influx of people who needed to access their services at a time when COVID restrictions made it … Continue reading

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Apple Maps now has bicycling directions, and they are OK compared to Google’s dusty service

Eight years after Google Maps introduced biking directions in its iPhone app, Apple Maps has finally introduced the feature. And much like the Google version, it is…OK. When Google first introduced biking directions, it wasn’t perfect. The route decisions were … Continue reading

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WA Bikes: Some significant wins during the 2021 session, but the work is not done

The 2021 state legislative session is closing with some wins for biking, progress on other priorities and a lot of uncertainty about the future of transportation funding in Washington. A massive transportation funding bill loomed over the 2021 legislative session, … Continue reading

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Following Healthy Street success, Bellevue will trial its first neighborhood greenway this summer

Bellevue is getting ready to rollout its first take at a neighborhood greenway this summer, a north-south route running along side streets to the east of 164th Ave NE between Nothrup Way and SE 14th St, where it will meet … Continue reading

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Seattleite Lindsay Caron seriously injured while biking in San Diego

Seattle resident Lindsay Caron was seriously injured while biking in San Diego last week when someone struck her from behind and drove away. She is in the hospital in San Diego, where doctors have kept her in a medically-induced coma. … Continue reading

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City considering car-free(ish) Lake Washington Blvd all summer + More Keep Moving Streets updates and a survey

The city may close a three-mile section of Lake Washington Boulevard to most motor vehicles (people accessing homes and parking lots allowed) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This would be like making every day Bicycle Sunday. You can support … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Tell City Council to protect $80M in walking, biking and transit funds

A City Council proposal would redirect $80 million over 20 years away from walking, biking and transit projects to finance a $100 million bond for roads and bridges. With the West Seattle Bridge still closed and other bridges around the … Continue reading

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After cancelling most 2020 events, Cascade’s ready to roll again (but no STP, Emerald Ride or RSVP)

As a major event producer, the COVID-19 pandemic hit Cascade Bicycle Club hard along with so many other organizations and businesses. After Chilly Hilly in February 2020, nearly all of Cascade’s annual events were cancelled. But after more than a … Continue reading

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Video: SPD officer hits person biking next to East Precinct wall

A Seattle Police officer driving a police cruiser turned in front of and struck a person biking near the East Precinct Tuesday evening. The 31-year-old man was checked out by Seattle Fire Department medics, but was not transported to the … Continue reading

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The Ballard Locks crossing will reopen April 28

After more than a year closed due to the pandemic, the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks will reopen its walking path connecting Ballard to Magnolia April 28. Gates will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Because crossing the Ballard … Continue reading

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In May, the EasTrail will replace the Lake Washington Loop Trail near Coal Creek + Full closure May 4-5

2.5 miles of the Eastrail will be fully paved and opened next month between Ripley Lane N in Renton and Coal Creek Pkwy in Bellevue. Sections of the EasTrail route between Gene Coulon Park and Coal Creek Pkwy have been … Continue reading

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Watch: Touring the refreshed S Kenyon St neighborhood greenway with bobco85

SDOT recently refreshed the S Kenyon Street neighborhood greenway, adding proper wayfinding and making other improvements to the 1.1-mile route. The greenway runs from Beacon Ave S to Seward Park Ave S, connecting to the Chief Sealth Trail, Renton Ave … Continue reading

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