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The new 2nd Ave bike lane revolutionizes biking downtown

Biking downtown will never be the same again. Monday morning, city workers completed work on a protected bike lane on 2nd Avenue connecting from Pike to Yesler, ringing in the beginning of a more family-friendly streetscape in the heart of … Continue reading

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Kung died just ten days before a safer 2nd Ave + Memorial ride Friday

The death of Sher Kung on 2nd Ave has shaken up a lot of people whether they ride a bike or not. After all, so many people bike into downtown at the same time of day that it could have … Continue reading

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Mother killed on 2nd Ave was attorney who helped bring down Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Just one wrong turn — one missed glance into bike lane on 2nd Ave — and a man driving a box truck struck and killed Sher Kung Friday. By witness accounts, the man driving the truck jumped into action and … Continue reading

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Truck strikes and kills woman biking on 2nd Ave

A woman biking died today after colliding with a large box truck at 2nd Ave and University Street in downtown Seattle. Exact details of how the collision happened are not yet clear, though police say the driver of the truck … Continue reading

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New SDOT Director wisely adds bike signals to 2nd Ave bike lane design, could open by Sept. 8

The 2nd Ave protected bike lane project appears to be ahead of its original ambitious schedule, and Publicola reports that the lane could open as early as Labor Day weekend (UPDATE: SDOT’s Dawn Schellenberg says their current goal date is … Continue reading

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I talk 2nd Avenue with KUOW

This morning, I had the opportunity to sit down with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds and producer Hannah Burn to chat about 2nd Avenue downtown and the city’s plans to build a protected bike lane there by September. Burn actually took an … Continue reading

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Seattle gets stack of Federal funds for protected bike lanes downtown, on Broadway

Seattle will officially receive a stack of Federal cash to build protected bike lanes downtown and on Broadway (we reported on the recommendation earlier this month). The city has also received nearly $400,000 to help low-income residents access Pronto bike … Continue reading

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2nd Ave protected bike lane on schedule to meet bike share launch

In a city known for it’s overly-laborious process for just about any significant decision, Mayor Ed Murray has given the green light to build an ambitious protected bike lane on 2nd Ave to be in place by the time Pronto … Continue reading

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Murray: Seattle will build pilot protected bike lane on 2nd Ave this year

Seattle will build a protected bike lane on 2nd Ave downtown before Pronto Cycle Share launches later this year, Mayor Ed Murray announced during the Cascade Bicycle Club Bike to Work Breakfast Tuesday. The pilot bike lane project will be … Continue reading

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Bike expert John Pucher gives downtown Seattle a scathing review

Rutgers Professor and longtime bike researcher John Pucher is in town for the Bicycle Urbanism Symposium. Pucher’s research and the book he co-authored, City Cycling, has been influential on shifting North American thinking about cycling away from fit, brave people … Continue reading

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Stranger: This is why we need protected bike lanes downtown

The Stranger’s Dominic Holden happened on the aftermath of a collision on 2nd Avenue’s notoriously dangerous bike lane downtown yesterday. The person hit was scraped up and shaking, but was not seriously injured. However, Holden notes that this collision is … Continue reading

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Chicago’s separated bike lanes work — It’s time to install one in downtown Seattle

Kinzie Street: Chicago’s First Protected Bike lane from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Separated bike lanes work. Really well. People bike out of their way to ride on them. The Kinzie bike lane saw the number of bikes more than double almost … Continue reading

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Dexter is a next generation Seattle bike facility (VIDEO)

The repaved and redesigned Dexter Ave N has been open for a couple weeks now, and so far I have only heard praise for the road’s design. The wide bike lanes with several feet of buffer space make biking remarkably … Continue reading

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Bike Collision Roundup: Bus runs biker off the road in Ravenna

Now, for a downer of a post. These tales were self-reported to BikeWise.org. First, one on Nov 12 involving a bus on Ravenna at Brooklyn: At this location, there is an entire left lane dedicated to cyclists, the right lane … Continue reading

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Where did the 2nd Ave bike lane go wrong? – UPDATED

Erica Barnett at Publicola says the 2nd Ave bike lane is probably the worst in the city: Here are some of the many things that could happen to you as a cyclist on Second:A passenger in a parked car could … Continue reading

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