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The true cost of Move Seattle

Mike Wang was biking home to his family one evening in July 2011 when a man driving an SUV made a quick left turn and killed him on Dexter Ave. It’s impossible to fill a hole in the world the … Continue reading

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City finally planning road safety project on Dexter between Denny and Mercer

Dexter Ave may never go back to being the dangerous, super wide street it was before major construction began a few months ago between Mercer and Denny in South Lake Union. The city is planning a road safety redesign for … Continue reading

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City will study improvements to notorious section of Dexter between Denny and Mercer

Dexter Ave is among the busiest bike streets in the city. Unfortunately, it has also been the scene of far too many collisions, including a very serious one July 25 and, of course, the devastating collision that took the life … Continue reading

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Driver who killed Mike Wang gets maximum penalty + His widow Claire’s letter to the judge

Erlin Garcia-Reyes was sentenced to 41 months in prison today, the maximum penalty for felony hit and run. He pleaded guilty last month to striking Mike Wang in the Dexter bike lane and killing him just over one year ago. … Continue reading

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Times op-ed: Remember Mike Wang by rethinking road behavior

As the one year anniversary of Mike Wang’s death passes, the courts are working to decide the sentence for the man who pleaded guilty to the hit and run that took his life. Meanwhile, Doug Palm from PATH (where Wang … Continue reading

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Mike Wang’s widow Claire seeks sentencing opinions for hit-and-run driver

Claire Allen, the widow of Mike Wang, is gathering community letters to send to the court where the man who pleaded guilty to the hit and run that killed her husband will be sentenced next month. Erlin Garcia-Reyes—a 28-year-old native … Continue reading

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Garcia-Reyes pleads guilty to hit and run that killed Mike Wang

Erlin Garcia-Reyes pleaded guilty to felony hit and run today, just 11 days before the one-year anniversary of the fatal collision that took Mike Wang’s life. From the King County Prosecutor’s Office: Erlin Garcia-Reyes pleaded guilty as charged this afternoon … Continue reading

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Suspect in Wang’s fatal hit and run pleads not guilty

The man suspected of striking and killing Mike Wang on Dexter Ave last year has pleaded not guilty to the charge of felony hit and run. Erlin Garcia-Reyes, 28, is being held on $500,000 bail. Garcia-Reyes, a native of Honduras, … Continue reading

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Police arrest suspect in hit-and-run that killed Mike Wang last summer – UPDATED

Police say they have arrested the person they suspect struck and killed Mike Wang on Dexter Ave Last year. Details will be announced at an 11 a.m. press conference. UPDATE: The suspect is Erlin Garcia Reyes, 28, from Normandy Park. … Continue reading

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Taiwanese Association offers $6K reward for information about hit-and-run that killed Wang

The driver of a brown SUV gunned it to make a quick left across two lanes of general traffic plus a bike lane on Dexter Ave last July. But PATH photographer Mike Wang was traveling in the bike lane at … Continue reading

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An evening to remember Mike Wang October 18

There is still space left for you to join a dinner and fundraiser in memory of Mike Wang, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in July. Wang’s photography will be on display and up for silent auction. Money raised … Continue reading

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Safe Streets Social provides space for healing, calls for change

80 or so people gathered in Lake Union Park to ride in memory of people killed on our streets. But the Safe Streets Social was also about creating an opportunity for bicycle riders who have been shaken by news of … Continue reading

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Weekend Guide: Safe Streets Social Saturday + Bellevue transpo planning rides

Saturday’s “Safe Streets Social: A slow bike ride to honor the fallen and support each other” leaves South Lake Union Park at 4 p.m. We are meeting at 3, near the end of Moving Planet’s line-up of activities. We look … Continue reading

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Using example of Wang’s death, Economist argues for protected bikeways

“Calmer traffic is just the beginning,” argues The Economist in a short article this week calling for protected bicycle facilities. To illustrate their point, they point to the death of Mike Wang, who was struck and killed in a hit-and-run … Continue reading

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Police seize SUV in investigation of hit-and-run that killed Wang

Police may have a lead in the hit-and-run that killed Mike Wang on Dexter Ave at Thomas St last month. Though police are not calling the Port Orchard woman a “suspect,” but she is “under investigation.” Seattle Crime has more … Continue reading

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Wang started taking documentary photos at Tiananmen Square

Mike Wang, the man who was killed in a July 28 hit-and-run on Dexter Ave in South Lake Union, had been working as a photographer for PATH, documenting the work of the global health nonprofit. But Wang got his start … Continue reading

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Is lowering speed limits the key to increased safety on Dexter?

Alan Durning wrote a column for the Seattle Times earlier this week arguing that, in light of Mike Wang’s death and other senseless traffic fatalities in our state, Washington should follow nearby states and provinces by allowing municipalities to lower … Continue reading

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Person killed in Dexter hit-and-run identified as Mike Wang

The man killed Thursday while biking on Dexter has been identified as Mike Wang, 44, a photographer for a nonprofit who rode his bike to work from his Shoreline home every day, according to the Seattle Times. A memorial has … Continue reading

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