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People love Summer Streets, Seattle’s summertime open streets events on neighborhood commercial streets in Greenwood, Alki, Ballard and Rainier Valley. They also love Bicycle Sunday, Seattle’s innovative open streets event that has been making sections of Lake Washington Boulevard car-free … Continue reading
The city is catching its groove on neighborhood greenways this year, setting a pace for installing and planning them in all corners of the city simultaneously. While neighborhood greenways so far have been somewhat experimental and one-off projects, 2014 is … Continue reading
I am in Portland, the first stop on a multimodal book tour I am taking for the next couple weeks with my partner Kelli Refer. She is promoting her book Pedal, Stretch, Breathe: The Yoga of Bicycling, which just arrived … Continue reading
Amtrak’s Cascades trains can now carry ten bikes, a small but potentially trip-saving change for a route that connects some of the continent’s bikiest cities. The train connects Vancouver, BC, to Eugene, passing through Bellingham, Seattle and Portland. The fact … Continue reading
Here’s a stat that should light a fire under the exhaustively-slow Seattle process that has delayed so many needed bicycle safety and access work: Seattle used to be at the very top of cycle commuting in the US and Canada. … Continue reading
A multi-year study of bike-involved collisions at Portland intersections that have bike boxes has returned mixed results showing only minimal reductions in collisions at some intersections and increases at others. The results have prompted the city to rethink some of … Continue reading
Bike commute numbers remained relatively unchanged in 2011 compared to 2010, according to newly released data from the Census Bureau’s annual American Communities Survey. The percentage of commuters choosing to bike came in at 3.5 percent,* one tenth of a … Continue reading
The string of awesome stolen bike recovery stories is not over yet. The latest comes from a Portland man who posted his story to Reddit: Yesterday was a good day. My bike was ripped off in pdx. I found in … Continue reading
Getting to Portland with your bike may have just gotten cheaper. New bus service BoltBus boasts fares starting at a dollar (plus a dollar transaction fee, of course) for direct service from King Street Station to Portland (647 SW Salmon … Continue reading
If you didn’t make it to last week’s neighborhood greenways presentation and discussion with Portland’s Greg Raisman and Mark Lear, you’re in luck! University Greenways caught the whole thing on video (Mark and Greg’s talk gets going around the 8:00 … Continue reading
Portland’s Bike Boulevards Become Neighborhood Greenways from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Two people central to bicycle planning in Portland will be in town tomorrow (September 22) to talk neighborhood greenways. Mark Lear and Greg Raisman will be at the UW at … Continue reading
Local and state lawmakers in Washington, hear this tale of warning from Oregon: Don’t propose a ban on children in bike seats. An Oregon legislator, Mitch Greenlick, has proposed a bill that would make it illegal to carry a child … Continue reading
In April, Adam Parast wrote a post for Seattle Transit Blog about a GIS project he had done to analyze a city’s bikeability. The project is full of fantastic information and pondering about what it means for a city or … Continue reading
UPDATE: The event starts at 7, not at 7:30 as we and other sites had reported. Do you have Portland bike envy? (if you don’t, watch this) Well, Tuesday is your chance to hear Mia Birk, who led much of … Continue reading
It was love at first sight. We were walking down Alberta, peeking into shops, when I turned around and saw this mural. I was drawn to it like a junebug to a lightbulb. In part three of our series about … Continue reading
In part two of this short series about Portland’s biking infrastructure, and how it lets you ride bikes without the need to be a bad ass all the time, we’ll look at a proposal by the Portland Bureau of Transportation … Continue reading
While riding around Portland this weekend (my first time seeing the city by bike), I came to one big conclusion: Seattle bikers are bad asses. Biking in Portland is so easy that there is hardly any excuse not to bike (before … Continue reading
BikePortland has a cheery report today about a group of appreciative bikers who are on a mission to bring cool treats to workers on bike infrastructure projects. Perhaps we could do something similar for our bike project workers. After all, … Continue reading
After the cycle track plans for Dexter were scrapped, Seattle’s cycle track future rests, for now, on Broadway. Here’s a video of the Broadway concept: Today, Bike Portland takes a look at their year-old cycle track on their Broadway. Initial … Continue reading
The Social Bicycle System from Ryan Rzepecki on Vimeo. This week’s roundup looks at bike sharing programs, from innovation to history to conspriacy theories. SoBi (see video above) is a concept for a bike sharing system that is supposedly 1/4 … Continue reading