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Seattle Bike Repair Mutual Aid connects folks with bike fixing skills to those who need to get their rides rolling

Do you need to get your bike rolling again? Do you want to put your bike tools and skills to work helping your community? Then Seattle Bike Repair Mutual Aid is for you. The concept of the project is very … Continue reading

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City will (finally) start accepting street closure permits for businesses

We have known for a while that the coronavirus doesn’t spread as easily outside as inside, yet so many Seattle businesses are obviously based inside storefronts. What if businesses could move more of their operations outside? Cities all over the … Continue reading

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Watch: ‘This is no longer a Disaster Relief Trials, this is disaster relief’

Maxwell Burton and Michael Lang had started organizing the 2020 Disaster Relief Trials, a cargo-hauling bike competition, when the COVID-19 outbreak hit. As soon as schools closed down in the spring, Lang and Burton realized their mission had just changed. … Continue reading

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Got more bikes than you really need? Bike Match Seattle will connect you with someone who needs it

It’s a surprisingly simple idea. Find people who need bikes, find people who have bikes they don’t need, and then introduce them to each other. That’s basically how Bike Match Seattle works, a project started by Maggie Harger as a … Continue reading

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Cascade staffers are organizing bike deliveries for food banks + How you can help

Cascade Bicycle Club staffers have been organizing to help make deliveries for the U District Food Bank, helping to distribute food to community members. “There are individuals who are immunocompromised or just can’t get out to food bank,” said Cascade … Continue reading

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Bellevue has launched its own car-light ‘Healthy Streets’ program

Seattle has been making headlines nationally for announcing that the city would make its Stay Healthy Streets program permanent, so you may have missed that Bellevue has started its own people-first street program it’s calling simply “Healthy Streets.” The Eastside … Continue reading

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King County will reopen trails Friday

King County Parks will reopen regional trails and many parks tomorrow (Friday), the department’s first significant openings since closing all parks in late March. The county’s network of regional trails had been closed to recreation, though essential workers and people … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced map highlights 130 miles of potential Stay Healthy Streets

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways has been collecting people’s ideas for street improvements the city could make to help more people get outside and get around safely during the outbreak. They received 250 ideas, which they condensed into a map of 130 … Continue reading

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Some trails, closed amid statewide parks shutdown, will reopen for day use Tuesday

Washington State is preparing to ease a few restrictions for the first time since the outbreak began, and reopening day use of many parks and trails are at the top of the list. Starting tomorrow (Tuesday), major statewide trails like … Continue reading

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SDOT opens 11 more miles of Stay Healthy Streets, Parks cancels May 10 Bicycle Sunday

There’s good news and bad news for people looking to get outside on some car-free (or car-light) streets in the next week. SDOT has announced 11 more miles of Stay Healthy Streets, bringing the citywide total to 20 miles of … Continue reading

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Cascade Bicycle Club cancels nearly all major events for 2020, including STP

Cascade Bicycle Club has made the difficult but clearly correct decision to cancel its 2020 major events, including their iconic Seattle to Portland Classic. The decision sets up a massive test for the large bicycle events and advocacy organization, which … Continue reading

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Cascade outlines its advocacy priorities during COVID-19

Like so many other organizations, Cascade Bicycle Club has had to scale back and dramatically redesign how it does work during this outbreak. After furloughing half its staff and surveying people about how they can help during this time, the … Continue reading

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Cascade survey: How have your walking and biking needs changed during the outbreak?

A survey from Cascade Bicycle Club asks people how their relationship with walking and biking has changed since the outbreak began and seeks ideas for how Cascade can help during this time. As we reported previously, Cascade furloughed half their staff … Continue reading

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The Untokening outlines ‘mobility justice responses to COVID-19’

The most marginalized people and communities in our society are especially stretched thin and put at increased risk during this outbreak. As unemployment soars, people without a safety net are in a very precarious position. And those with essential jobs … Continue reading

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Seattle Neighborhood Greenways outlines three-pronged approach to making streets work better for people during the outbreak

Since we last wrote about the potential for open streets to reduce crowding on Seattle sidewalks and paths, the city has opened a couple streets within parks to people walking and biking in Seward Park and Volunteer Park. And Settle … Continue reading

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JUMP is offering free rides to essential workers + City is adding bike parking where needed to ease crunch

To help people get around during the COVID-19 outbreak, Seattle’s only bike share company JUMP is offering free 30-minute rides to essential workers during the stay-at-home order (“at least”). Workplaces just need to email [email protected] to get ride codes they … Continue reading

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Bike Works reopens shop by appointment only, offers medical and grocery workers 50% off repairs

Bike Works was among the first major bike organizations in Seattle to shut down operations amid the COVID-19 outbreak, doing so well before Governor Jay Inslee’s order requiring many businesses and education services to close. Staff have been working for … Continue reading

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One idea for socially distant outdoor space: Make roadways like Lake Washington Blvd and the I-5 Express Lanes car-free

Seattle this week closed parking lots at eight busy parks to discourage congregating and enforce social distancing. This was a wise move, as crowds were a bit too dense in many places, including Alki Beach, Seward Park, Green Lake and … Continue reading

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Bike repair deemed an ‘essential service’ during statewide stay-home order

Most people are required to stay inside under Washington State’s just-announced “stay home, stay healthy” order. Similar to the “shelter in place” orders in other cities and states, Jay Inslee announced further restrictions on activities and businesses that are allowed … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about responsible biking during this pandemic

So I have been working on a video for several days now about biking around Seattle amid the COVID-19 outbreak, but I keep changing my mind about what it should say. On one hand, I wanted to make something wildly … Continue reading

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