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Seattle Children’s study: School bike trains increase physical activity (of course)

Organizing a bike train to school is an effective way to significantly increase the amount of daily physical activity every child needs to be healthy, a study out of Seattle Children’s found. OK, I know that sounds like a no-brainer. … Continue reading

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Seattle Children’s leads new WA Bicycle Friendly Businesses

The League of American Bicyclists has announced their newest Bicycle Friendly Business ratings, and Seattle Children’s leads the way in Washington State. And that should come as no surprise to anyone following all the work the hospital has done recently … Continue reading

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Seattle Children’s one of few workplaces in nation with on-site bike shop

You’re on your way to work when your bike starts go get harder and harder to pedal. You try to ignore it, as though that might make the problem go away. But of course it doesn’t. You pull over and … Continue reading

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Huffington Post spotlights Seattle’s bike to school movement, research

The Huffington Post has a great profile of some of Seattle’s bike to school efforts and research by Seattle Children’s to learn more about its effects on students. We have written many times about Seattle’s bike to school revolution. It’s … Continue reading

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Advocate for safe and active streets picked to head city’s transit division

Paulo Nunes-Ueno was Director of Transportation and Sustainability at Seattle Children’s when the institution wanted to expand its northeast Seattle campus. To help mitigate the traffic impact the larger campus would have on the neighborhood, Nunes-Ueno lead a cutting edge … Continue reading

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How Pronto plans to make bike share work even with Seattle’s helmet law

King County has a very rare all-ages helmet law, which will certainly complicate the launch and daily operations of Pronto Cycle Share in September. But fueled by a grant from Seattle Children’s, they are forging ahead with an ambitious and … Continue reading

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KOMO: South Seattle bike train fights obesity, creates community

This KOMO report on school bike train research in Hillman City is pretty much awesome. I cannot wait to see the results of this Seattle Children’s study by Dr. Jason Mendoza and Maya Jacobs. We wrote about the study when … Continue reading

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Weekend Guide: Girls of Summer Alleycat, Kidical Mass to Seattle Children’s Livable Streets, public art opening + more

Here’s a look at some bikey stuff you can get into this weekend. See something missing? Let us know in the comments below. And, of course, you can always add events to our free bike events calendar. Girls of Summer … Continue reading

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Buses get cut, but bike share is on track: System sponsor list keeps growing

If you’re as bummed as I am about the likely rejection of Prop 1 to save Metro funding, put down that morning beer. There is some good transportation news today. Puget Sound Bike Share announced today that the list of … Continue reading

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Children 9-12 years old needed for school bike train research

Attention young Seattle Bike Blog readers (and parents): A study of the health impact of school bike trains needs your help! Common sense says that biking to school is good for the health of Seattle students, but exactly how good … Continue reading

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Seattle Children’s begins work on link to Burke-Gilman Trail

Seattle Children’s began work last week on a new link to the Burke-Gilman Trail that will connect their expanding campus to the trail. The new trail link will also provide a good connection for many Laurelhurst homes and destinations. Work … Continue reading

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Seattle Children’s steps up as first big bike share sponsor with $500K grant

Seattle Children’s Hospital has stepped up to be the first big sponsor of Puget Sound Bike Share, announcing a $500,000 grant Monday (actually, it will be announced at an 11 a.m. press event at the hospital). The grant is just … Continue reading

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A look at the almost-completed 39th Ave NE neighborhood greenway

Advocates and neighbors of the nearly-completed 39th Ave NE neighborhood greenway last week celebrated the upcoming completion of the Seattle Children’s funded 39th Ave NE neighborhood greenway connecting Wedgwood to the Burke-Gilman Trail. The project, funded by Seattle Children’s Livable … Continue reading

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39th Ave NE neighborhood greenway opens next week with Oct 26 party

Though several planned neighborhood greenways have been delayed, including projects in Ballard and West Seattle, one promising neighborhood greenway is almost complete in Northeast Seattle. Neighbors, supporters and Seattle Children’s will celebrate the grand opening of the route October 26 … Continue reading

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Seattle Children’s hosting NE Seattle Livable Streets Open House Saturday

As part of Seattle Children’s expansion in NE Seattle, the medical center is investing $4 million in transportation projects in the neighborhood. And livable, safe streets is central to their plan, which means modern family-friendly biking and walking facilities. One … Continue reading

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City plans 11 miles of neighborhood greenways in 2012

By this time next year, there should be 11 miles of neighborhood greenways completed in Seattle, with an additional 11 miles planned for 2013. The 2012 total includes seven miles paid for by the city (in Ballard, Beacon Hill, Greenwood, … Continue reading

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Tons of fun at the Kids Bike Swap

Taking advantage of some fantastic biking weather this weekend, I swung by the Bike Works Kids Bike Swap at Genesee Park Saturday to watch the magic happen.

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Neighborhood-Powered Streets Part 4: A call for a greenway group in your neighborhood

This story is part of a series about Seattle’s young neighborhood greenway movement. As the series wraps up, it’s your turn to get your neighborhood organized. “I know that other neighborhoods are going to step up and say, ‘Hey, we … Continue reading

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Children’s Hospital to invest $2 million in biking and walking projects

Seattle Children’s Hospital is going to invest $2 million in infrastructure that would make it safer for children to walk and bike. The projects will help the Sand Point and Ravenna neighborhoods near their campus, which the hospital is working to expand. The Laurelhurst … Continue reading

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