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Dad who helped grow Seattle’s bike to school movement passes away. RIP Clint Loper

The day I first met Clint Loper, he was surrounded by an endless sea of kids biking off a Top Pot doughnut on their way to class at Bryant Elementary. Nearly a quarter of the school’s students biked to class … Continue reading

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How Seattle plans to fuel its grassroots walk-and-bike-to-school revolution

With parents and students leading the way, supported by city staff, elected officials and safe streets organizations, Seattle just dropped an astounding plan to take the city’s walk-and-bike-to-school revolution to the next level. The plan has been a long time … Continue reading

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Loper: What’s next after a record Bike to School Day?

This past Wednesday, Seattle’s first ever Bike to School Day rally attracted VIPs from the school district and city, as well as media including Seattle Bike Blog. Seattle Public Schools superintendent Jose Banda, School Board Member Kay Smith-Blum, and Seattle … Continue reading

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Loper: How Bike to School Month can inspire a shift in your school’s transportation culture

This Wednesday is opening day. Not only for Bike to Work Month, with its streams of bikers joining the Dexter peloton and filling the Burke-Gilman Trail. It’s also opening day for Bike to School Month, when schools throughout Seattle will … Continue reading

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Loper: My favorite intersection in Seattle? Well, I’m still looking for it…

When Madi Carlson wrote about her least favorite intersection here on Seattle Bike Blog, it created a stir. Lots of folks — myself included — wanted to chime in and add their least favorites as well. It turned out there … Continue reading

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Loper: Grief, outrage and a clear call for safer neighborhood streets following NE 75th tragedy

Two weeks hardly seems like enough time for reflection. But these last two weeks in NE Seattle deserve a little anyway. By now, most readers will know the basic facts: A fatal collision at 4:10 pm on Monday, March 25 on … Continue reading

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Loper: Helping Students Bike to Aki Kurose Middle School

Having been involved in bike-to-school programs in North Seattle, I’m keenly aware of the challenges of promoting and supporting kids in riding their bikes to school. Even in a part of Seattle with involved parents and a high percentage of … Continue reading

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Loper: Group rides – kid style! How bike trains and after school clubs help kids become strong city bikers

One basic principle of elementary age bike to school programs is that each kid generally rides with one of their parents. Especially when the kids are in their first few years of school. As children get a little older and … Continue reading

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Loper: Creating a biking and walking culture at Seattle’s schools

Editor’s Note: I’m pleased to welcome a new columnist to the Seattle Bike Blog lineup. Clint Loper has been a big force behind Seattle’s bike-to-school efforts in the last decade. Now biking and walking to school is growing so quickly, … Continue reading

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A record 28 Safe Routes to School programs will be funded in 2013 – UPDATED

Walk.Bike.Schools posted a roundup of Safe Routes to School mini-grants that will help students all across the city more safely and easily get to school on foot or by bike. SDOT will fund 28 of 30 applications they received for … Continue reading

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