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Saturday: Join Mayor Murray on a vigil walk for 7-year-old struck on MLK

Someone driving down MLK struck and critically injured seven-year-old Zeytuna Edo September 30 while Zeytuna was on her way to a tutoring session at the Boys & Girls Club. The person behind the wheel did not stop. In fact, witnesses … Continue reading

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Police find Tahoe involved in hit and run of 7-year-old + City announces safety project on nearby Rainier Ave

Seattle Police announced Friday that they have found and impounded the red Chevy Tahoe they believe struck and critically injured a seven-year-old girl at MLK and Genesee Tuesday. Now they are on the search to find the person behind the … Continue reading

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This must end. Child hit ‘like a dog’ by two people who both kept driving in Rainier Valley

A seven-year-old girl is in serious condition in the Harborview ICU after she was struck by two different cars on MLK at S Genesee Street last night. “They hit her like a dog. Just ran over her, not stopping, no … Continue reading

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Columbia City shaken after person drives into building + Community walk Friday

Columbia City residents and workers are still shaken up after someone drove into a hair salon last week and broke through the inside wall before coming to a rest inside the deli next door. Seven people were injured, including several … Continue reading

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In 2017, central and south Seattle could be covered in neighborhood greenways

As we reported yesterday, Seattle’s neighborhood greenways are attracting a whole lot of people on bikes. One route in Ballard even led to an 805 percent increase in people biking on the street in just the first year of operation. … Continue reading

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Rainier Valley is getting an east-west neighborhood greenway, open house Monday

The city is planning two neighborhood greenways in Rainier Valley this year with hopes to have them ready to build next year. One route will travel north and south for much of the valley, and the other will travel east-to-west … Continue reading

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Weekend Guide: Rainier Valley Pop-Up Greenway, 57 Varieties Time Trial + Kidical Mass

Here’s a look at some of the highlights from the Seattle Bike Blog Events Calendar. Got a bikey event or fun group bike ride idea? Anyone can post to the calendar. Just go to the calendar page and follow the … Continue reading

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Mountain biking in an urban forest? Cheasty MTB Park public meeting Tuesday

Tuesday is shaping up to be quite a packed bike meeting day. The Safe Roads Awareness Week kickoff walk is in the afternoon, then an open house for the second Ballard neighborhood greenway is in the evening. But if mountain … Continue reading

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Walk signals are shorter in Rainier Valley, but the city will improve them this year

If you live in the Rainier Valley, many traffic signals in your neighborhood force you to walk faster than if you live in Ballard. Sometimes, you have to walk twice as fast to get across the street before traffic gets … Continue reading

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126 Cranksgiving riders haul 1,443 lbs of food to Rainier Valley Food Bank

2013 was the year that Cranksgiving broke. Seattle’s Fourth Cranksgiving exploded in size, with a stunning 126 people biking to grocery stores and food stands all across the city, buying food for Rainier Valley Food Bank. Folks at the food … Continue reading

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Scigliano: Seattle’s bike investments have so far neglected equality

Equity is one of the key factors driving creation and prioritization of the Bike Master Plan update. And while that might seem like a no-brainer — everyone deserves safe streets — a story today by Eric Scigliano at Crosscut points … Continue reading

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Mother of teen struck while walking across MLK at Walden pleads for driver who fled to come forward

A family is devastated and a mother is heartbroken as her 15-year-old son fights for his life in a hospital bed. He was struck while crossing MLK at S Walden St around midnight last Friday while walking home from late … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan Draft 2: Sodo, Beacon Hill and Southeast Seattle

The last day to comment on the second draft of the Bicycle Master Plan is Friday. Email your comments to bmpupdate@seattle.gov. Southeast Seattle During review of the first draft of the Bike Master Plan, we said this: While changes to … Continue reading

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With concerns about low foot traffic, new Rainier Valley coffee roaster will launch with bike delivery

Joya and Jeff have accomplished something remarkable: They discovered a street corner in Seattle that doesn’t have a coffee shop. But don’t worry, they are hoping to remedy that soon. Tin Umbrella Coffee Roastery is planning to open soon on … Continue reading

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Cheasty Trail and Bike Park project boosters call for support at levy meeting

There have been a lot of ups and downs in the past year for the Cheasty Greenspace Trails & Bike Park project (AKA Beacon Bike Park). With plans to mobilize huge numbers of volunteers to restore a section of Cheasty … Continue reading

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Tonight: UW presentation on equity, public health and active transportation

Join UW students this evening for a presentation on the connection between equity, public health and active transportation. Details: a presentation by MPH students in UW Community-Oriented Public Health Practice supported by Rainier Valley Greenways and Lake City Greenways. Study … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan: NE and SE Seattle

This is the fifth post in a series analyzing Seattle’s draft Bicycle Master Plan update. The deadline to comment on the draft map is today (January 31). This post will focus on the Northeast and Southeast neighborhoods. Northeast Seattle Northeast Seattle, … 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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Rainier Valley Greenways launches Friday at Bike Works

With Bike Works and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways taking leadership roles, Rainier Valley joins the ever-growing list of neighborhoods with groups advocating for safe residential streets that make it easier and more pleasant to get around by foot and by bike. … Continue reading

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Bike Works launches new groundbreaking family biking projects

Bike Works has hired longtime family biking guru Morgan Scherer to lead a new series of adult programs aimed at making it easier for people to find a family biking solution that works for them and to provide classes for … Continue reading

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