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The new Jackson Street isn’t safe, here’s a way to fix it

As we reported earlier this week, Daniel Ahrendt has a rough recovery ahead of him after crashing on Jackson Street in May and getting run over by a Metro bus. Both he and a Metro bus were headed westbound on … Continue reading

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Man injured in collision with Metro bus on tough road to recovery

Daniel Ahrendt has a long road back to recovery. But considering what happened, things could have been so much worse. Ahrendt was biking westbound on Jackson and had just crossed the intersection with 14th Ave/Rainier/Boren when he fell under the … Continue reading

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Man biking at Rainier/Jackson seriously injured in collision with Metro bus

Police are investigating a collision Monday morning that sent a 26-year-old man on a bike to Harborview with life-threatening injuries. A Metro trolly bus and the injured man collided shortly before 8 a.m. A reader reported (caution: graphic images) that … Continue reading

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First Hill Streetcar: A look at bike plans + open house tonight

Construction on the First Hill Streetcar is set to begin in April, putting it on track to begin operation in early 2014. Planners behind the streetcar are holding two open houses to discuss construction of the project. The first is … Continue reading

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Planners present more details for Broadway Bikeway

Planners presented more specifics about the proposed Broadway cycle track, which has now been dubbed the “Broadway Bikeway.” The project is part of the First Hill Streetcar, which will connect Pioneer Square and King Street Station to the under-construction Capitol … Continue reading

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Bikes and streetcars should be friends

The idea of a new streetcar line is exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. Streetcars are cool. They encourage dense development. They encourage more people to get out of their cars and enjoy a walking and transit lifestyle. These … Continue reading

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Portland bike group asks for streetcar track fixes

EDITOR’S NOTE: While I am in majestic St. Louis, Missouri, for the holidays, I will be posting interesting bike links and urging discussion. I’ll still be writing, but at a reduced rate. Feel free to comment on this link or … Continue reading

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Why we need to be cautious when installing new trolley tracks

I was poking around on Bike Wise and noticed that the reported crashes seem to line the South Lake Union Streetcar tracks with blue bubbles indicating a “solo” collision. They are mostly people’s wheels getting stuck in the tracks and … Continue reading

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