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Times: As biking in Seattle grows dramatically, number of crashes stays the same

While I was busy ranting about a questionable Letter to the Editor the Seattle Times Ed Board chose to publish, Mike Lindblom in the news department was working on a story about how the number of bicycle crashes and collisions … Continue reading

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We have reached a turning point in Seattle bicycle safety

What started as a couple deaths after a long stretch with very few has turned into a devastating couple weeks on our city’s streets. After the third death on Seattle streets since July, one question has been on the minds … Continue reading

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Overcoming the fear of bicycling

Unless you are reading this post on your smart phone while riding down the Burke-Gilman (please don’t do that), you should probably be more afraid of the chair you are sitting in than your bicycle. If bicycling has such clearly … Continue reading

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The ‘Vision Zero’ philosophy of traffic engineering puts safety above all else

Bike Portland published an interesting Q&A with Peter Jacobsen, a public health researcher who pushes a philosophy of traffic engineering that focuses on reducing traffic deaths first. This concept, “Vision Zero,” should not be a revolutionary idea, but it is … Continue reading

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‘Safety in Numbers’ should be our loudest bicycle safety cause

The evidence is piling up that the absolute best way to improve bicycle safety is by increasing the number of riders. It’s not helmets, it’s not bike lights. In fact, the new riders don’t even need to be experienced riders. … Continue reading

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