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City receives that sweet Federal cash to help build downtown bike lanes (+ some other stuff)

Under the cover of an oddly warm April night, an unidentifiable person hidden in shadows and conveniently missed by every security camera pedaled a high-tech stealth bakfiets into the Seattle City Hall parking garage. Aides to Mayor Ed Murray and … Continue reading

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Seattle gets stack of Federal funds for protected bike lanes downtown, on Broadway

Seattle will officially receive a stack of Federal cash to build protected bike lanes downtown and on Broadway (we reported on the recommendation earlier this month). The city has also received nearly $400,000 to help low-income residents access Pronto bike … Continue reading

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Lugo: Federal complete streets bill a chance for bike justice

A bill making its way through the US Congress would require every state to develop a complete streets policy for projects that receive Federal funding. That means road projects would need to consider all road users, including people on foot … Continue reading

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Biking and walking funds at risk in Federal transpo budget

As of a December 2012 report there had been ZERO collisions reported at any of Washington State’s Safe Routes to School project areas since the program began half a decade ago. I repeat: Zero collisions. Zero. Zip. Nada. It may … Continue reading

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New Federal Transpo Bill slashes bike/walk safety, will use air quality funds to widen highways

The news out of Washington DC is grim. The drastically underfunded biking and walking budget has been slashed as much at 60 – 70 percent, and biking and walking advocacy groups appear resigned to accept it. I’ll let the Bicycle … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Biking and walking safety could get cut in Federal budget

You know what to do. Get on the horn and make sure Sen. Patty Murray, as a key Senate leader, and Sen. Maria Cantwell know that biking and walking safety is vital to the nation’s transportation budget. The deadline for … Continue reading

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Bike Portland: Blumenauer sees House anti-transit, biking and walking bill as test

“This is chance to prove that the [bike] movement is real,” bike-friendly US House legislator from Oregon Earl Blumenauer told Bike Portland as GOP lawmakers push a much-maligned transportation bill through the US House (including Dave Reichert of Washington’s 8th … 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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Bikenomics: I spend more money on the military than on my bicycle

I have a terrible, dirty little secret. Even though I depend on my bicycle as my primary means of transportation and spend my days writing about bicycles on this blog, I spend more money on war than on my bike. … Continue reading

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