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High-budget 23rd/24th Ave remake is golden opportunity for safe and direct bike lanes

The 23rd Avenue complete streets and repaving project budget has ballooned to $46 million and now includes three phases, stretching from Rainier to Roanoke. This is arguably the most important commuting corridor in Central Seattle east of I-5. It is … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan Draft 2: Central Seattle

The last day to comment on the second draft of the Bicycle Master Plan is Friday. Email your comments to [email protected] This post is a continuation of a series investigating some of changes in the newest draft of the Bike … Continue reading

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CDNews: To thank US for 2011 tsunami relief, Japanese man is biking up West Coast cleaning up trash

Ryo Ambe is in Seattle, nearing the end of his bicycle tour up the West Coast from San Diego to Vancouver, BC. But Ambe’s tour isn’t just any bike tour. He wants to express his thanks to the US for … Continue reading

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Monday mayoral candidate forum will focus on safe, livable streets

Which candidates for mayor will make safe streets a top priority? Find out Monday at a mayoral candidate forum hosted in Madison Valley by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and sponsored by a long list of safe streets groups, including Seattle Bike … Continue reading

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Housewarming party at the Bikery’s new Artspace Hiawatha home

The Bikery moved recently, and you’re invited to help them break in their new space in the Artspace Hiawatha Lofts. Formerly located near 14th and Main, the Bikery is a non-profit and community-based cycling center where anybody can have access … Continue reading

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The case for a 23rd Avenue protected bikeway

With transit speeds and safety improvements as their guiding principles, the city recently presented early ideas for design changes to 23rd Ave as part of the upcoming repaving and complete streets project stretching from E John to Rainier Ave (see … Continue reading

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The Bikery is moving to Hiawatha Place

With a focus on being inclusive and affordable, The Bikery has operated its volunteer-run bike shop out of a storefront at 14th and S Main Street for years. After successfully raising enough money to dig out of a financial crunch … 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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City files charges in October hit-and-run at 29th and Jefferson

The city has charged Leo Etherly with charges of hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license stemming from an October 6 incident at 29th and Jefferson. The case has received a lot of attention not for the alleged hit-and-run, but … Continue reading

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23rd Ave complete streets project will span the Central District

The main north-south arterial street in the Central District (my neighborhood) is going to get a big complete streets makeover in 2014-15. Currently designed like a four-lane highway, 23rd Ave is by far the most dangerous street in the neighborhood. … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan: Central Seattle and downtown

This is the second post in a series analyzing Seattle’s draft Bicycle Master Plan update, which is currently taking public comments. This post will focus on the central neighborhoods south of the Ship Canal and north of I-90. Stay tuned … Continue reading

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Collision at 14th and Cherry sends man on bike to hospital

A collision at 14th and Cherry shortly before 9:30 p.m. Thursday night sent a 35 year-old man to the hospital with a head injury, police say. The details of the collision are not yet clear. Officers on the scene took … Continue reading

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Saturday: Community bike ride will tour breathtaking Central District gardens

Alleycat Acres and Central Cinema are leading a community bike ride around the Central District Saturday to tour the incredible back yard gardens in my neighborhood. Biking from garden-to-garden last year was one of the highlights of my summer (well, … Continue reading

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Tonight: Ride with Bike Snob NYC + Citywide bike-to-school parents meet-up

Bike Snob is in town tonight promoting his newest tome, which has been described as a religious self-help book for bike commuters. The Enlightened Cyclist is the follow-up to Eben Weiss’s popular Bike Snob. Better yet, you have a chance … Continue reading

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70 ride to Auburn farm and back for Alleycat Acres fundraiser

About 70 people rode 70 miles from Madison Valley’s MLK FAME Community Center to the Tilth Farm (United People’s Farm) in Auburn to raise funds for bike-loving urban farming collective Alleycat Acres. Yours truly was among the Streets and Beets … Continue reading

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Central Seatle Greenways maps possible routes, considers neighborhood ciclovia

The city plans to build 11 miles of family-friend walking and biking routes every year, and the number of citizen groups advocating for neighborhood greenways continues to grow. For my part, I got involved with Central Seattle Greenways (CSG), covering … Continue reading

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CDNews: After posting security footage, bike thief caught in police sting

Remember the Judkins Park residents who posted security footage of a young man stealing a bike from their garage over at CDNews? Well, they got it back, and the suspect was arrested. After posting the photos, they spotted the bike … Continue reading

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CDNews: Bike thief caught on video stealing bike in Judkins Park

Do you recognize this bike thief? A Judkins Park resident posted photos and video to Central District News showing someone stealing the black Cannondale Bad Boy from outside their home Sunday, less than a block from the I-90 Trail. They … Continue reading

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Central Seattle Greenways announces first meeting at Central Cinema

If you live in the Central District or Capitol Hill, you may have noticed that the city’s list of proposed neighborhood greenways does not include any near your home. Well, if you want to work to change that, get yourself … Continue reading

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Help the Bikery keep bike maintenance inclusive and affordable

The Bikery is a volunteer-run, inclusive bike project located in a strange vortex at 14th and S Main St where the Central District, International District and Yesler Terrace meet. For years, the Bikery has provided affordable parts and shop space … Continue reading

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