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Chrystal Barber sentenced to 7.5 years for hit-and-run killing of Alex Hayden

Chrystal Barber, 51, was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison after she pleaded guilty to striking and killing Alex Hayden, 50, with her aunt’s red pickup truck on Rainier Ave S last July. After veering into the … Continue reading

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Man killed biking across Rainier Ave, suspect in white sedan fled the scene

A man biking across Rainier Ave was killed Monday evening when someone driving a white sedan struck him and fled the scene, according to Seattle Police. The suspect is still on the loose. The man’s identity and age have not … Continue reading

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Mayor Durkan moves quickly to improve Rainier/Henderson intersection after someone seriously injured 2 kids

Just 12 days after someone driving struck and seriously injured two kids crossing the street at Rainier Ave and Henderson St, SDOT crews were out making significant temporary safety improvements to the wide intersection. The sense of urgency follows a … Continue reading

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After 2 kids were struck and badly injured, Rainier Valley Greenways calls Saturday safe streets rally

Details from Rainier Valley Greenways: We have had enough of kids and people of all ages being injured at the intersection of Rainier Ave S and S Henderson St. Just this year, three children have been hit at this intersection. … Continue reading

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Man killed while biking on Rainier Ave, suspect arrested. RIP Alex Hayden

Alex Hayden was a husband and father of two who Gray Magazine described as “kind, funny, creative, and a true editorial photographer” in a memorial post. Someone driving a pickup truck struck Hayden from behind while he rode in the … Continue reading

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Rainier RapidRide remake concepts fall short + Mayor Durkan should push SDOT for a more visionary plan

Rainier Ave is the only flat and direct street between Mount Baker and the International District/downtown. If southeast Seattle is ever going to have good bike access to the jobs and other major destinations downtown, Rainier Ave will need bike … Continue reading

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Last day to tell SDOT Rainer Ave needs bike lanes

Rainier Ave needs bike lanes. There’s just no way around it. It’s the flattest and most direct way between Rainier Valley’s biggest business districts and downtown. The neighborhood cannot be truly accessible by bike without Rainier Ave bike lanes. Today … Continue reading

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Rainier Ave ride demos huge potential for bike lanes + City leaders support bike network at rally

I biked on Rainier Ave from Columbia City to downtown during rush hour this morning, and it was peaceful, easy and fast. As part of the Bike Everywhere Day celebration, Cascade Bicycle Club and Bike Works partnered to host a … Continue reading

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Four neighborhood rides will meet at City Hall for a Friday rally + Map of Bike Everywhere Day stations

Cascade Bicycle Club is hosting four rides from different ends of town that will converge at City Hall Friday for a rally to support a Basic Bike Network to and through downtown. The rides are part of the annual Bike … Continue reading

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Rainier Ave safety project worked even better than planned, city will extend it south

A 2015 safe streets redesign on Rainier Ave is working even better than expected by nearly every measure. Just by repainting the lines on the major street, the city’s Vision Zero team was able to dramatically reduce the number of … Continue reading

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Seattle’s new budget speeds up bike plan, boosts major Rainier Ave remakes + more

Mayor Ed Murray signed the 2017-18 Seattle budget last week, which includes some major short-term and long-term investments in safe streets. We already reported on the most immediately-dramatic budget change, when the City Council pulled funding for Pronto Cycle Share … Continue reading

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Judkins Park Station is a golden opportunity to improve Rainier Ave, I-90 Trail transit access

The design for Judkins Park Station is getting closer to final, and Sound Transit wants feedback from people who bike. So get to their open house 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday (tomorrow) at the nearby Northwest African American Museum. With … Continue reading

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Summer Parkways kicks off with huge Rainier Valley event Saturday

Summer Parkways 2016 kicks off with what is shaping up to be one of the biggest open streets events in recent Seattle history. Head down to Rainier Valley from 12:30 to 4:30 Saturday afternoon for car-free community fun. Teaming up … Continue reading

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Watch: KCTS on ‘Fixing’ Rainier Ave

KCTS IN Close covered the city’s work to fix Rainier Ave this week. And though much of the information may not be new to readers of this blog, it’s great to see it explained in such a concise and clear … Continue reading

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Mt Baker intersection plan continues to wow + A new standard for public outreach

Seattle’s plan to turn one of its worst intersections into one of its best just keeps getting better. With the misleadingly-boring name “Accessible Mount Baker,” the project would simultaneously revolutionize non-motorized transportation in the whole Rainier Valley, prevent dozens of … Continue reading

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Right now, crews are making big fixes to Seattle’s most dangerous street

In an attempt to stop the flow of people from Rainier Ave to the emergency room, crews are finally out redesigning Seattle’s most dangerous street to be calmer, more efficient and more intuitive for everyone. The changes were announced last … Continue reading

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Want safe streets in Rainier Valley? Get to this meeting tonight

There have been more than 60 collisions on Rainier Ave since May 20, when a group of neighbors held an afternoon of protests calling for a safer Rainier Valley for everyone. So far this year, the street is keeping its … Continue reading

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Harrell at Rainier Ave safety protest: We’re gonna take our street back

Business leaders, community leaders, residents, safe streets advocates, Councilmember Bruce Harrell and Zeytuna Edo’s family gathered in Columbia City Wednesday to protest dangerous conditions on Rainier Ave and pressure the city to take action to make the street safer. “What … Continue reading

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Neighbors will protest outsized Rainier Ave danger Wednesday

Every day that passes without action, there’s another collision on Rainier Ave. Often, people are lucky enough to walk away with an auto body bill. But sometimes, people’s lives are changed forever by a serious injury. And once every year, … Continue reading

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Mt Baker intersection redesign could revolutionize transportation in South Seattle

The intersection of Rainier Ave and MLK Way is big, dangerous and works poorly for everyone. Running next to a high school, a light rail station and a growing number of other destinations, the city and neighborhood have been studying … Continue reading

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