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Kitsap volunteer firefighter killed while biking near Poulsbo

Longtime Kitsap County volunteer firefighter, Seattle-to-Portland bike ride medic, father, grandfather and husband Joe Vlach died July 2 while biking near Poulsbo. He was 77. Our condolences to his friends and family. Vlach was on a training ride to get … Continue reading

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Man biking in NE Seattle seriously injured – UPDATED

UPDATE 9/21: Seattle Police say there is not yet evidence that this was a hit and run, as KOMO reported. Traffic collision investigators are still working the case and do not have more details at this time. UPDATE 2: Rollin … Continue reading

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Desiree’s mom: ‘I don’t want anyone else to lose their future on something that’s so preventable’

Family members of Desiree McCloud spoke with KOMO for a powerful story about her untimely death on Yesler Way near 13th Ave. Desiree crashed May 13 while biking westbound on Yesler with friends. She was passing a friend on the … Continue reading

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Police searching for hit-and-run suspect who injured man biking in Issaquah

Police are searching for the person who struck and injured a man biking in Issaquah Wednesday morning and fled the scene. Though he was hauled off to the hospital on a stretcher, Dave Anderson escaped the collision with minor injuries. … Continue reading

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KOMO: Police recover Australian couple’s touring bikes and equipment stolen in Mount Vernon

This is a wonderful outcome to a huge bummer of a story: Mount Vernon Police tracked down a married couple who stole a pair of fully-loaded touring bikes back in August. The bikes belonged to Anna Suthers and Billy Barnetson, … Continue reading

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This must end. Child hit ‘like a dog’ by two people who both kept driving in Rainier Valley

A seven-year-old girl is in serious condition in the Harborview ICU after she was struck by two different cars on MLK at S Genesee Street last night. “They hit her like a dog. Just ran over her, not stopping, no … Continue reading

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These Northgate kids pretty much sum up how runaway car culture creates hostile places

The culture of driving in America has little regard for people outside of cars. That’s not to say that people who drive are bad people, it’s that we collectively consider actions —such as not stopping to let someone cross the … Continue reading

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KOMO: South Seattle bike train fights obesity, creates community

This KOMO report on school bike train research in Hillman City is pretty much awesome. I cannot wait to see the results of this Seattle Children’s study by Dr. Jason Mendoza and Maya Jacobs. We wrote about the study when … Continue reading

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KOMO: Police seek assailant who attacked man with car in Wallingford

Police are seeking a man who they say assaulted Neal DeWitt in Wallingford Monday. DeWitt was biking to work on Wallingford Ave near N 40th Street when a person driving a Subaru Impreza struck him on purpose and fled the … Continue reading

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Lose the delivery truck: New business will haul your cargo by bike

In a way, Freewheel is just rediscovering what the founders of UPS knew when they started the business in downtown Seattle back in 1907: Bikes are a fast, cheap and easy way to move goods around town. UPS has long … Continue reading

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Neighbors and relatives walk to remember James St. Clair, call for a safe 35th Ave SW

Neighbors, family members, elected officials and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways gathered Saturday to walk in remembrance of James St. Clair and to call for a safer 35th Ave SW. “I just hope my uncle’s death is not in vain,” St. Clair’s … Continue reading

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Using bike parts, Thurston County man constructs effective prosthetic finger

KOMO has a story this week that is starting to gain national attention: Thurston County’s Colin Macduff of Olympia-based RCM Enterprise invented an effective and low-cost prosthetic finger using his in-home bike shop and a bit of ingenuity. Macduff lost … Continue reading

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Seattle’s new focus on neighborhood biking and protected bike lanes makes national news

Seattle is getting press all over the country today from an AP story about the city’s new neighborhood and protected bikeway focus. Not only does the story by Phuong Le do a great job of capturing the city’s shift to … Continue reading

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Cops mock West Seattle man struck by truck while jogging to work

“That’s why you drive a car!” said one Seattle Police officer responding to the scene of a man struck by a semi truck near the foot of West Seattle’s lower bridge while he was jogging to work during the October … Continue reading

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Seattle gets a sperm bike

In a completely awesome marketing gimmick, European Sperm Bank USA has released a sperm bike into the streets of Seattle. The bike is how the company will transport samples from their trail-side Seattle Sperm Bank building — located where the … Continue reading

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Hiller’s appointment not outside of mayor’s budget

When the news broke that the mayor’s office had hired former Cascade Bicycle Club Advocacy Director David Hiller, many of the city’s media outlets jumped on the news as hypocritical amid budget cuts across many city departments. After all, how … Continue reading

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