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We need a safer Rainier Ave now. Meetings Thursday and Tuesday

Rainier Ave is Seattle’s most dangerous neighborhood street. There’s a collision every day. Somebody is injured in a traffic collision every two days. And it has been this way for a long time. The injury rate is so high in … Continue reading

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Whistle Stop Co-op closing in December

Whistle Stop Co-op near Othello Station is closing December 4. The wonderful community cafe also housed a bike shop focused on providing affordable wheels and repairs for people in the neighborhood. We profiled the shop earlier this year. The shop … Continue reading

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Othello Street redesign underway: Gentrification or traffic justice?

Othello Street/Myrtle Place redesign work starts today. The project, funded by the Neighborhood Street Fund, will include biking/walking safety improvements from Beacon Ave to Seward Park Ave. The redesign is also expected to bring motor vehicle speeds down closer to … Continue reading

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Whistle Stop Co-op will give away free bikes and ORCA cards

Whistle Stop Co-op Cafe and Bike Shop near Othello Station will be giving away free bikes and ORCA Cards as part of a program to remove barriers to cycling and transit use in Rainier Valley. The program, dubbed Live Free … Continue reading

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Whistle Stop Co-op at Othello Station is a special place, but it needs your support

Mona and Dick took a risk, but they did it for their neighborhood. They started Whistle Stop Co-op near Othello Station because they saw two needs: A coffee shop for the neighborhood to gather and a place to go for … Continue reading

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Tuesday: Ride with SBAB for a SE Seattle bikeability tour

Southeast Seattle desperately needs ambitious, family-friendly biking and walking routes. Tomorrow, you are invited to join the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board and a slew of other biking and neighborhood organizations for a two-hour biking tour from the Mountains-to-Sound Trail to … Continue reading

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New bike co-op and road changes coming near Othello Station

Whistle Stop Co-op will bring a community cafe and community bicycle co-op to the neighborhoods around Othello all in one shop. The Whistle Stop Co-op, located on the northeast corner of MLK and Othello, is holding its grand opening celebration … Continue reading

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Sound Transit installs bike lockers in Rainier Valley

Amid concern about bicycle security at some Link stations, Sound Transit has installed bike lockers at Columbia City, Othello and Rainier Beach stations. There were at least six reported bike thefts at Columbia City station last year, according to ST. … Continue reading

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Chief Sealth Trail extention will help connect from Othello station to SoDo, Capitol Hill

Paving is complete for the north extension of the Chief Sealth Trail on Beacon Hill. Work is still needed to make curbs and ramps. The trail will end at 15th Ave S a couple blocks south of the new climbing … Continue reading

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Othello St project, $725k to connect Seward, Link and Chief Sealth Trail

Following the city’s recent announcement of 11 new Neighborhood Street Fund projects, I will be taking a closer look at the ones that most affect cyclists. Most of the projects are focused on sidewalks and crossing improvements for pedestrians, but … Continue reading

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