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Council Transportation Committee approves Bike Master Plan – UPDATED

I know it’s hard to believe, but the Bike Master Plan update that began in early 2012 is still working its way through the bowels of the Seattle Process™. But it may finally be approaching the finish line. The City … Continue reading

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Like Chicago, New York is also using bike lanes to compete for Seattle tech jobs

Remember when Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called out Seattle during a press conference opening Chicago’s first protected bike lane through the dense downtown Loop? He said, “I expect not only to take all of their [Seattle and Portland’s] bikers but … Continue reading

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Mayor McGinn to Rahm Emanuel: Seattle will keep its bikers, thank you

In his State of the City address Tuesday, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn responded to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s threat to lure Seattle’s tech jobs to his city by creating a world-class bike lane network. We’re going to build world-class, safe … Continue reading

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Chicago Mayor: I want Seattle’s bikers and the jobs that come with them

The great cities of the Pacific Northwest no longer have a free ride as the top bicycling cities in the United States. While Portland and Seattle have spent the past couple years making calculated, political moves to incrementally improve the … Continue reading

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Seattle, cycle tracks can be built easily and quickly

Chicago is currently installing some of the last miles of new bike lanes the city has planned for 2012: A two-way cycle track on N Dearborn Street through the incredibly dense and busy downtown Loop. The downtown project is part … Continue reading

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Chicago’s separated bike lanes work — It’s time to install one in downtown Seattle

Kinzie Street: Chicago’s First Protected Bike lane from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Separated bike lanes work. Really well. People bike out of their way to ride on them. The Kinzie bike lane saw the number of bikes more than double almost … Continue reading

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