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The true cost of Move Seattle

Mike Wang was biking home to his family one evening in July 2011 when a man driving an SUV made a quick left turn and killed him on Dexter Ave. It’s impossible to fill a hole in the world the … Continue reading

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Let’s pass Move Seattle to build ‘communities where all families thrive’

“Last year, the citizens of this city stepped up to fund the largest bus system expansion in history,” Mayor Ed Murray said to press, flanked by safe streets, business, labor and social justice leaders Tuesday. But putting more buses on … Continue reading

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Party to kickoff the Move Seattle campaign Tuesday + Mayor will speak at bridge where Fairbrother died in 2011

Flanked by business, transportation and social justice leaders Tuesday, Mayor Ed Murray will mark the official kickoff of the Let’s Move Seattle campaign to pass Prop 1. The 10 a.m. press event will be held next to the Fairview Ave … Continue reading

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New artsy barriers hope to prevent repeat of fall that killed Fairbrother

The ghost bike remembering the life of Brian Fairbrother still hangs from a tree near the staircase that took his life. Fairbrother, a longtime Espresso Vivace employee, crashed on the Fairview Ave N staircase August 30 and died nine days … Continue reading

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Safe Streets Social provides space for healing, calls for change

80 or so people gathered in Lake Union Park to ride in memory of people killed on our streets. But the Safe Streets Social was also about creating an opportunity for bicycle riders who have been shaken by news of … Continue reading

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Weekend Guide: Safe Streets Social Saturday + Bellevue transpo planning rides

Saturday’s “Safe Streets Social: A slow bike ride to honor the fallen and support each other” leaves South Lake Union Park at 4 p.m. We are meeting at 3, near the end of Moving Planet’s line-up of activities. We look … Continue reading

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SunBreak: City was warned about Fairview staircase hazard in 2008

Did the city know that the staircase on Fairview Ave N was a hazard years before Brian Fairbrother died after crashing his bike there? At first, the city said they had not previously received any complaints about the stairs. Indeed, … Continue reading

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We have reached a turning point in Seattle bicycle safety

What started as a couple deaths after a long stretch with very few has turned into a devastating couple weeks on our city’s streets. After the third death on Seattle streets since July, one question has been on the minds … Continue reading

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Friends hold beautiful memorial for Brian Fairbrother

Many wearing orange, his favorite color, a group of people who loved Brian Fairbrother gathered together to hold a memorial for him September 13. Laughter mixed with tears as people remembered a man whose life touched so many others. The … Continue reading

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Nine days after bicycle wreck, Espresso Vivace Manager Brian Fairbrother dies

In a big hit to Capitol Hill, the city and coffee lovers everywhere, long-time Espresso Vivace barista and general manager Brian Fairborther has passed away after injuries sustained from a bicycle crash. He was 50 years old. Since news of … Continue reading

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Long-time Vivace general manager seriously injured in bicycle crash – UPDATED

Brian Fairbrother, a 20-year veteran of Espresso Vivace, was seriously injured in a late-August bicycle crash, Capitol Hill Seattle reports. Comments from long-time customers are pouring in expressing their condolences. CHS reports that Fairbrother will be taken off life support … Continue reading

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