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Your boss should go to this bike summit Friday

Tell your boss to spend tomorrow at Cambia Grove downtown learning all about how to help your workplace be more bike-friendly. Encouraging biking is a great way both to improve employee morale, attract more customers and cut down on your … Continue reading

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What Viadoom? Take control of your own commute by biking

The Alaskan Way Viaduct is closing Friday for two weeks as Bertha tunnels precariously under its foundation. As people who drive and take the bus (especially in Viaduct-dependent West Seattle) fret about the threat of huge traffic backups, there is … Continue reading

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Census data confirms steady climb in Seattle bike commuting, driving alone now below 50%

Bike commuting is at an all-time high in Seattle and continues to climb, according to Census survey data. Perhaps a bigger symbolic moment has been reached, however: Driving alone to work is now below 50 percent in the city of … Continue reading

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In 1990, Seattle topped Portland and nearly every other US city in bike commuting

Here’s a stat that should light a fire under the exhaustively-slow Seattle process that has delayed so many needed bicycle safety and access work: Seattle used to be at the very top of cycle commuting in the US and Canada. … Continue reading

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Seattle’s bike commute hot spots

Do you live in a bike commuting hot spot? The Seattle Times’ Gene Balk (AKA: FYI Guy) published an interactive map today displaying bike-to-work rates according to neighborhood. Unlike the map we posted last spring showing BikeScore’s bike commuter map … Continue reading

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Grist editor tries out bike commuting in Seattle (and has some great advice)

Getting started as a regular bike commuter is the equivalent of jumping into a cold pool instead of slowly moving, cold inch by cold inch, into the water. Unlike a recreational ride where you can stick only to friendly bike … Continue reading

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Dietrich: Gates Foundation campus has some swanky bike commuter facilities

Heidi Dietrich, formerly of Patch and now with the Gates Foundation, brags about some of the company’s awesomely cushy facilities for people who bike to work. From a huge, secure bike parking room to swanky showers to a room specifically … Continue reading

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Sanders: W Seattle bike commute was ‘easy, urban, beautiful, bracing’

Eli Sanders over at Slog rode along with the evening commute back to West Seattle and found the ride to be easy, fast and even historic, given the views of Viaduct construction (deconstruction?) you get to take in along the … Continue reading

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How was your commute?

With apocalyptic predictions of gridlock, the state and city have been urging people to prepare for a nine-day closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which began today (see our previous post about biking during the closure). Initial reports from the … Continue reading

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Biking in Seattle is not declining

A recent story in the PI shows that Seattle’s city-wide bike count showed a 15 percent decline in the number of people biking in 2010 compared to 2008, according to SDOT’s city-wide bike count data. But, as Scott Gutierrez points … Continue reading

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Census: Seattle bike commuting rises 22% in 1 year, city claims #2 spot in US

Seattle rose to the number two spot among major US cities in terms of the number of people commuting to work by bike in 2010. The percentage of people using a bicycle as their primary mode of getting to work … Continue reading

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Advice for first-time bike commuters

As Seattle’s workforce gears up for Bike to Work Day this Friday, some people out there may be looking for advice to get ready for their first commutes by bike. For one take on how to be prepared, here’s a … Continue reading

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Middle and high school students: Bike to School Challenge field still wide open

Garfield High School is leading Cascade’s Bike to School Challenge in the number of miles biked, but the field is wide open. Middle and high school students can enter the contest online and are automatically placed on their school’s team. … Continue reading

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You have to ride to work this week to get counted

This week is not the week to take a break from bike commuting. SDOT is conducting their bicycle and pedestrian counts May 10-12, according to the SDOT Blog. So if you want to get counted, you gotta ride! From SDOT: … Continue reading

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Phinney neighborhood bike commuting classes start next week

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is hosting bike commuting classes taught by the Cascade Bicycle Club starting next Wednesday. Teaching neighborhood-specific bike commuting classes is a fantastic idea. This begs the question: What other neighborhoods have something similar? Post in the … Continue reading

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