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CHS profiles Branford Bike, the ‘last bike shop on Capitol Hill’

It’s pretty hard to imagine that, with Velo Bike Shop moving from 11th and Pine to the new Via6 building in the Denny Triangle/Belltown area, Capitol Hill is now a bike shop black hole. The neighborhood now has a high … Continue reading

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CHS: Person doored at 14th and Marion searching for student responsible – UPDATED

Capitol Hill Seattle reports that a woman struck by an open car door on 14th Avenue near Marion last week was sent to the hospital with a broken shoulder and stitches. The person responsible is apparently a Seattle University student … Continue reading

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CHS: Woman in stable condition after bad crash on 10th Ave

A woman was knocked unconscious after crashing on 10th Ave E near E Miller in North Capitol Hill Tuesday night. Capitol Hill Seattle reports that the woman in her 50s was transported to the hospital with a head injury after … Continue reading

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Nap Cantwell memorial scholarship fund raises over $32K for Bike Works

In the wake of 18-year-old Nap Cantwell’s tragic death following a May 29 collision at Pike and Boren, his family asked that donations in his honor be made to Bike Works. In the first week, $11,000 were donated to the … Continue reading

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People tracking a stolen bike help bring down alleged Capitol Hill theft operation

A bike theft victim, a responsible soul in Baltimore and a person with iPad tracking software all helped police bust an alleged stolen goods online sales operation at 12th and Mercer on Capitol Hill. The operation was busted last week … Continue reading

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Broadway cycle track could be ready next year + Could it extend to Volunteer Park (or 520)?

City officials Tuesday announced funds to extend the First Hill Streetcar north from its terminus at Denny Way to Roy St or even all the way to Volunteer Park. Though the design process will work out the details, it’s pretty … Continue reading

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Capitol Hill’s Velo Bike Shop planning 2013 move to Denny Triangle

Even though it is among the most bikey neighborhoods in Seattle, Capitol Hill could lose its only fully-featured bike shop next year as Velo Bike Shop plans a move from it’s longtime 11th and Pine home to 6th and Blanchard … Continue reading

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Another wild tale of a recovered stolen bike

Watch out bike thieves, it looks like Seattle has had enough. Shortly after we wrote about how Matt stole back his stolen bike, we get this Sweetbike.org tale of Gretchen’s ride and the vigilante, online-research-heavy sleuthing Point 83 members went … Continue reading

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Person biking seriously injured in collision with van at Pike and Boren

A man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Tuesday morning after colliding with a van at Pike and Boren. According to police, he was riding eastbound westbound on Pike (which is uphill) (UPDATE: Commenter X below said the … Continue reading

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Parks Department recommends making Bike Polo a permanent court use

Following an 18-month pilot program, Parks Department staff recommends permanently designating courts at Judkins and Cal Anderson Parks for “alternative uses” like bike polo, Capitol Hill Seattle reports. If approved, the city would more or less officially designate the Judkins … Continue reading

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Have a bike stolen recently? Flip through these photos to see if SPD has it

Capitol Hill Seattle reports that a year-long SPD theft sting has resulted in 48 arrests so far and lots of recovered items, many of which are bikes. So if you have had a bike stolen in the past year, you … Continue reading

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When reporting hyperlocal news, a bicycle gets you the scoop first

Capitol Hill, Seattle — the neighborhood I cover as a hyperlocal reporter — is one of the most dense areas on the West Coast and many stretches of parking are at more than 100% of capacity thanks to creative drivers … Continue reading

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CHS: Lots of bike thefts on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill Seattle reports today on a couple bike thefts on the Hill, including one $10,000 haul from a Belmont Ave apartment. A craigslist post lays out the damage: The following bikes were stolen from my condo today: 1) A … Continue reading

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What would a modern Pike/Pine bike facility look like?

In a welcome addition to the often-maligned downhill bike lane on E Pine, SDOT has painted a green bike lane through the intersection at Bellevue Ave on Capitol Hill. From my post at CHS: The city only installed the green … Continue reading

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Man biking crashes on Capitol Hill after car pulls in front of him, driver flees

A man biking on E Olive Way crashed after the driver of a car pulled in front of him near Belmont Ave E Tuesday morning, Capitol Hill Seattle reports. He was transported to the hospital, but was conscious and alert. … 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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Capitol Hill Courier launches intra-neighborhood bike delivery sevice

If you live on Capitol Hill, Kelly Milligan wants to get you stuff by bike. He started a hyperlocal courier service last week, which I wrote about over at CHS: So, let’s say there’s something on Capitol Hill you want, … Continue reading

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CHS: Honest buyer returns bike after discovering it was stolen

Justin at Capitol Hill Seattle has a wonderful story today about Cleo, who was reunited with her stolen bike after the purchaser did some searching online to find out it was stolen. The two lessons here seem to be: Report … Continue reading

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Capitol Hill company tries to take the hills out of riding

I wrote a story for Capitol Hill Seattle about Clean Republic, a company based out of a garage near the top of the Interlaken Blvd hill that makes electric front wheels to fit any bicycle. They will be at the … Continue reading

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