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November’s Ride In the Rain Challenge starts today

Washington Bikes’ annual Ride In the Rain Challenge starts today. So sign up online today, and invite your friends and co-workers to join you. November is typically the rainiest month of the year in Seattle, which makes in my opinion … Continue reading

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What should Seattle’s scooter rollout look like? + Public forum Wednesday

Seattle got out in front of most other U.S. cities when it encouraged private bike share companies to launch their services in summer 2017. The city’s experiment in dockless bike share has been wildly influential on how other cities have … Continue reading

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There is room for a better Delridge bike lane

The city’s RapidRide H project on Delridge Way SW is shaping up to be one of the most disappointing so-called “multi-modal” improvement projects in the city. With a huge need for people to bike along this rare, relatively flat and … Continue reading

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Voting guide for the rest of your ballot

Register to vote online. The online registration deadline in King County is Monday (October 28). So make sure all your friends and family get registered while it is still as easy as signing up online. After that, you can register … Continue reading

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District 7 Endorsement: Andrew Lewis

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Register to vote in King County Yet again, we have a race where neither candidate is great on biking and safe streets issues. But Andrew Lewis … Continue reading

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District 6 Endorsement: Dan Strauss

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Register to vote in King County District 6 should have been an easy call if not for the damn Ballard Missing Link. Dan Strauss says all … Continue reading

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District 5 Endorsement: Debora Juarez

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Register to vote in King County Look, the fun City Council endorsements are over. Districts 5, 6 and 7 are each fairly disappointing by comparison to … Continue reading

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District 4 Endorsement: Shaun Scott

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Register to vote in King County This one is a no-brainer. District 4, my district, should elect Shaun Scott to the City Council. There are elections … Continue reading

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District 3 Endorsement: Kshama Sawant

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Register to vote in King County With a victory in District 3, Kshama Sawant would become the senior member of the City Council. And in her … Continue reading

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Watch: Fremont Bridge nears 1 million 2019 bike trips 1 month early

UPDATE: Cascade Bicycle Club, Queen Anne Greenways and Ballard-Fremont Greenways will host a celebration 3–5 p.m. Saturday, October 19. Details here. Video transcript (.txt) As we reported previously, 2019 bike trips across the Fremont Bridge are set to break one … Continue reading

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District 2 Endorsement: Tammy Morales

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Register to vote in King County Perhaps this exchange from a September candidate forum best sums up bike leanings among the District 2 candidates: "Whenever roads … Continue reading

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Trail Alert 10/12-13: State will replace bumpy 520 Bridge Trail covers

It’s happening! WSDOT is going to replace all those abruptly bumpy expansion gap covers on the 520 floating bridge trail this weekend. Of course, replacing the covers means crews need to close the trail for the weekend starting 11 p.m. … Continue reading

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District 1 Endorsement: Lisa Herbold

District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 Register to vote in King County District 1 should reelect Lisa Herbold to the Seattle City Council. Herbold has not been bad for biking, walking and … Continue reading

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Fewer fights like the Missing Link? Seattle limits ‘weaponized’ environmental review appeals

Just about everyone who first learns about the decades-long Burke-Gilman Missing Link legal battle is baffled when they hear that this delay is under the guise of “environmental review.” It’s a biking and walking trail! Isn’t safer biking and walking … Continue reading

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Watch: Move over Sprocket Man, SDOT has a new spokesper…uh…salmon

OK, so departments of transportation are not known for their excellent advertising. There are exceptions, for sure, like those Midttrafik bus commercials: Or New York’s recent car-shrinking bus GIFs: The rollout of our bus lane enforcement cameras starts with M15 … Continue reading

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Biking boom: Fremont Bridge biking is on track to reach 1 million 2019 trips a whole month early

When the Fremont Bridge bike counter started ticking away in 2012, the big question was: How many years before it measures 1 million trips in a calendar year? It barely hit 1 million in 2014, though that year was a … Continue reading

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The dark side of bait bikes

Bike theft is a serious issue. Not only do victims lose the value of their bikes — measured both by money and sentimental value — but they also lose their mobility. A bike isn’t a car stereo or Amazon package, … Continue reading

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Crews are currently building Seattle’s most important new bike connection in years

It may be short, but don’t let that fool you. The protected bike lanes currently under construction on a few blocks of S Main St and 5th Ave S between the International District and the 2nd Ave bike lane should … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: Cities with more bicycling are also safer for everyone

It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! Here’s a look at some of the stuff going around the web lately. On a personal note, I am in St. Louis for a funeral, so that’s why posts have been slower than … Continue reading

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Census survey: Biking, walking and transit up as commute data corrects itself + Driving alone down to 44.5%

Last year, you likely saw a story (or many) saying that biking was way down in Seattle. That was due to the annual release of the Census Bureau’s annual American Communities Survey data, which can vary quite a bit year-to-year. … Continue reading

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