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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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