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SDOT quietly deletes key section from southend bike lane at the last minute, misleads the public about the change

In yet another hit to the already sorely lacking southend bike network, SDOT quietly made a last-minute change to the Columbian Way paving project to remove an uphill section of protected bike lane as the road approaches Beacon Ave S. … Continue reading

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Want some company biking downtown? Join these welcoming West and SE Seattle rides or start your own

Biking on city streets can be more fun and less intimidating when you are with a group. And riding with a group can be a great way to become familiar with a route and learn some tips before trying it … Continue reading

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Check out Rainier Valley north-south greenway details tonight

Plans for the city’s most ambitious neighborhood greenway are getting close to completion, and they’re really something. You can check them out and give the city feedback at an open house from 6–7 p.m. tonight at the Hillman City Collaboratory … Continue reading

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Harrell at Rainier Ave safety protest: We’re gonna take our street back

Business leaders, community leaders, residents, safe streets advocates, Councilmember Bruce Harrell and Zeytuna Edo’s family gathered in Columbia City Wednesday to protest dangerous conditions on Rainier Ave and pressure the city to take action to make the street safer. “What … Continue reading

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Neighbors will protest outsized Rainier Ave danger Wednesday

Every day that passes without action, there’s another collision on Rainier Ave. Often, people are lucky enough to walk away with an auto body bill. But sometimes, people’s lives are changed forever by a serious injury. And once every year, … Continue reading

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We need a safer Rainier Ave now. Meetings Thursday and Tuesday

Rainier Ave is Seattle’s most dangerous neighborhood street. There’s a collision every day. Somebody is injured in a traffic collision every two days. And it has been this way for a long time. The injury rate is so high in … Continue reading

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Listen: KUOW on Rainier Ave’s speeding problem + Meeting tonight

Rainier Ave has a serious speeding problem. But, of course, that speeding problem is actually a symptom caused by the street’s dangerous, highway-style design problem. Four lanes of traffic splitting through bustling neighborhood centers and business districts is inherently dangerous. … Continue reading

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Rainier Ave safety project kicks off, two meetings this week

Rainier Ave has been the scene of far more than its share of death and injury, serving both as the main commercial drag through Rainier Valley and one of the city’s most dangerous streets. There were 1,243 collisions, 630 injuries … Continue reading

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Columbia City shaken after person drives into building + Community walk Friday

Columbia City residents and workers are still shaken up after someone drove into a hair salon last week and broke through the inside wall before coming to a rest inside the deli next door. Seven people were injured, including several … Continue reading

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126 Cranksgiving riders haul 1,443 lbs of food to Rainier Valley Food Bank

2013 was the year that Cranksgiving broke. Seattle’s Fourth Cranksgiving exploded in size, with a stunning 126 people biking to grocery stores and food stands all across the city, buying food for Rainier Valley Food Bank. Folks at the food … Continue reading

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Riders haul 500 lbs of food on rainy Cranksgiving

Rain did little to stop the 40+ riders who pedaled all over the city collecting food to donate Saturday during Seattle’s third Cranksgiving. The final haul was 500 pounds of food, all hauled by bike and all donated to Rainier … Continue reading

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Bike Works launches new groundbreaking family biking projects

Bike Works has hired longtime family biking guru Morgan Scherer to lead a new series of adult programs aimed at making it easier for people to find a family biking solution that works for them and to provide classes for … Continue reading

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Pint-sized Bike Works annual report showcases big impact

I just got the Bike Works annual report in the mail. It’s a tiny document with some big numbers on it. 391 adults volunteered for Bike Works at some point in 2011, and 3,556 bikes were donated. Wow. Seattle Bike … Continue reading

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Does your kid need a bigger bike? Bike Works’ 16th Annual Kids Bike Swap is Saturday

Kids love bikes, maybe even more than I do (and I like bikes a lot). But there’s one big problem they have that I don’t: Kids grow. Riding a bike that is not the right size can be uncomfortable or … Continue reading

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Bike Works auction raises over $135k

Bike Works raised over $135,000 during their annual auction Sunday. That’s the most they have ever raised during their auction and $17,000 more than they made last year. Not too shabby for a humble bike organization based out of a … Continue reading

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Jay Inslee visits Bike Works, discusses the benefits of bicycle education

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Jay Inslee visited Columbia City today, kicking off the walking tour with a stop at Bike Works. The neighborhood tour comes as the candidate kicks into full campaign mode (and, as Eli Sanders at the Stranger writes, … Continue reading

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Tickets still available for the Bike Works Auction & 15th Anniversary Celebration

Bike Works is turning 15! Just one more year, and it will be able to drive (wouldn’t that be a depressing surprise?). Their annual fundraiser auction this year is also a celebration of 15 years of community programs and bike … Continue reading

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Over 50 ride in Seattle’s second Cranksgiving

Over 50 people set out to explore some of Seattle’s many interesting and unique independent food sellers for Seattle’s Second Cranksgiving. Riders were given a list of items they were required to buy and a map of places to buy … Continue reading

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Bike Works to host Road Safety Summit forum in Columbia City

There are two more city-sponsored chances to take part in Seattle’s Road Safety Summit: November 15 at Northgate Community Center and November 21 at Southwest Community Center (both from 6-8 p.m.) But, at the city’s suggestion, Bike Works has decided … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Child: Bike Works thriving where once no bike shop existed

When Bike Works opened its doors in Columbia City, there were no bike shops between Capitol Hill and Renton. Today, the Bike Works house is bursting at its seams, and the shop is constantly working to keep up with the … Continue reading

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