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Watch: Person driving injures a biking Real Change vendor, then SPD mocks and blames the victim

This video, posted by Real Change, is enraging. Using body cam footage, the newspaper and Black Fuji Studios pieced together key moments that reveal what appears to be an extremely biased March 2019 investigation by officers who responded to a … Continue reading

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What can Seattle’s bike movement do to help end homelessness?

While Mayor Ed Murray was giving a speech on the homelessness emergency in Seattle, five people were shot and two killed at a notorious camping area where Beacon Hill and I-5 meet. Though information is still scarce, the mass shooting … Continue reading

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Real Change: Puget Sound Bike Share looking into discounts for low-income residents

In other parts of the world, bike share systems are often called “public bikes,” a term that captures the civic mission of the systems. It both captures the idea that the bikes are part of the public transportation system and … Continue reading

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Bicycle Paper: ‘Cycling Forward’ empowers homeless youth with bike fixing skills

The Bicycle Paper recently profiled “Cycling Forward,” a YouthCare program downtown that empowers homeless and under-served youth with bike fixing skills and the chance to get wheels of their own. The program provides young people with a stable learning environment … Continue reading

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Cascade focusing on Vulnerable Users Bill

What is the appropriate penalty for killing a person with a car? Through practically any other method, causing a death due to negligence would be cause for a manslaughter charge. But currently, causing a death through negligent driving typically results … Continue reading

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Proposed parking increases get cold reception from council

I wrote the following story for Real Change this week. You should buy a copy from your neighborhood vendor if you haven’t already. The mayor’s proposed budget contains a lot of cuts. The budget’s flip side is fee increases, which … Continue reading

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Streets for All searches for common ground – Real Change

You can still pick up a copy of last week’s Real Change today to read a story I wrote about Streets for All Seattle (or you can read it online): The environmental movement is rarely accused of being united. Inevitably, … Continue reading

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At a Bike Works volunteer party, bikes for kids are pieced together with heart

Editor’s note: The following story is about a trip I made to Bike Works in February, shortly after they had been robbed. It was originally written for Real Change, but it never made it in. So here it is in … Continue reading

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