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King 5: BikeMobile empowers youth and serves areas where bike shops are rare

King 5 has been doing a lot of great work recently when it comes to bikes and safe streets. I don’t know what’s gotten into them, but I hope it’s permanent! For example, a news team went out with the … Continue reading

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Community members paint Pan-African flag crosswalk. Rather than fight it, city makes it official

Around the time of the annual Umoja Fest Africatown Heritage Parade earlier this month, some folks including the United Hood Movement went out and painted several crosswalks in the Central District red, black and green, the colors of the Pan-African … Continue reading

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King 5: Seattle should follow Vancouver’s lead on downtown bike network

King 5’s Chris Daniels recently reported from our neighbor to the north on something Vancouver, BC, has to help people get around their downtown: A comfortable and protected network of bike lanes. As Seattle finally kicks off work on a … Continue reading

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Seahawks’ Michael Bennett launches charity foundation with bike ride

Michael Bennett’s bike ride seen ’round the world (or at least the United States) sparked t-shirts, Internet memes and became a symbol for winning a seemingly impossible game after the Seahawks’ remarkable comeback win in the NFC Championship game. The … Continue reading

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Seattle’s plummeting bike collision rate may have stalled

As more people bike in a city, the total number of bicycle-involved collisions often remains flat. Sometimes it rises a little, and sometimes it falls. But the “safety in numbers” bike safety phenomenon is surprisingly consistent: The more people bike, … Continue reading

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Yes, Seattle has a parking problem. There’s way too much of it.

There are half a million on-street parking spaces in Seattle, and almost all of them are completely free to use. That’s 60 million square feet of city land, or 1,378 acres. And that’s not counting all the parking lots, parking … Continue reading

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State Senate Transportation Chair wants to toll people biking across 520 Bridge. Yes, really.

Usually when people throw out ideas this bad, we just ignore them. But this one comes from the Washington State Senate’s Transportation Committee Chair, so I guess we need to respond. No, tolling people biking on the new 520 Bridge … Continue reading

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After 2 collisions at same 2nd Ave parking garage, city makes changes

After the second person in just one week was injured by a person turning across the 2nd Ave protected bike lane into a parking garage between Pike and Union, the city has made changes to improve visibility. Most early efforts … Continue reading

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Thoughts on SPD bike enforcement: Focus on safety (also, King 5 gets bike laws wrong)

King 5 has been pressing Seattle PD on the issue of enforcing traffic laws on people who bike and has a report out this morning saying that recent SPD bike law efforts are switching from giving out warnings to giving … Continue reading

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King 5 interviews Dan Schulte ahead of today’s memorial walk

Though few people in our nation can say they have never had a friend or family member who has been involved in a serious traffic collision, the Schulte family’s past year has been unimaginable. One year ago, Judy and Dennis … Continue reading

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Man who killed friend and almost killed two children sleeping in house still driving

Something in the system is broken. Let’s fix it. King 5 reports that in the months after Rodrigue Johnstone led police on a high-speed chase and crashed into a Lake Stevens house, killing his friend and nearly killing sleeping children … Continue reading

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With husband biking by her side, woman will travel across Washington & Oregon in wheelchair

Tania Finlayson is awesome:

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King 5 Video: Tacoma business owners miss city-removed guerrilla crosswalk

One morning, they were just there: Crosswalks and a short bike lane in a Tacoma business district to help people get across a dangerous street. Business owners loved it. But the city recently spent $1,000 to grind away the illegal … Continue reading

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Today in bike thieves with exceptionally low morals: Auburn child’s adaptive trike stolen

King 5 reports that some terrible person recently stole a custom adaptive tricycle from an Auburn ten-year-old with special needs. Return the trike and start repenting immediately, thief. This is low.

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Kid biking to middle school struck in Kent hit-and-run

A kid biking to middle school in Kent was struck by a car and dragged several feet Thursday morning. She was taken to the hospital in stable condition. The driver left the scene, but police tracked her to her workplace. … Continue reading

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King 5 looks at Seattle’s move from bike lanes to cycle tracks

King 5 recently reported about the city’s shifting focus from bike lanes to cycle tracks. Linda Brill spoke with Cascade Bicycle Club’s policy staffers Craig Benjamin and Evan Manvel (hired recently) about why the shift is smart. Unlike bike lanes, … Continue reading

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The neighborhood safe speeds bill has unanimous, bipartisan support

20’s Plenty For Us from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Last year, freshman state Representative Cindy Ryu sponsored a bill that won wide, unanimous and bipartisan support. HB 1217 would allow municipalities to bypass red tape when lowering speed limits on non-arterial … Continue reading

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King 5: Lakewood hit-and-run victim pleads for driver to ‘do the right thing’

A Navy veteran struck from behind in Lakewood (southwest of Tacoma) is asking for the person who hit him to come clean. James “Jym” Kinney was biking home September 7 when the driver hit him and never stopped. King 5 … Continue reading

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Person biking on Dexter killed, SUV driver flees the scene – UPDATED

A person riding a bike was killed in an apparent hit-and-run at Dexter and Thomas in South Lake Union. The collision happened at 3:45 p.m., according to King 5. After the collision, the driver of the brown, American-made SUV with … Continue reading

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Bikelash? I’d rather go ride in the sunshine

Danny Westneat and I had an excellent chat Tuesday about Seattle’s resurging “bikelash” this past week. Coincidence or not, this week has also had fantastic weather for riding a bike. The frustrations started with the announcement that Mayor Mike McGinn … Continue reading

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