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Making streets more accessible is not a ‘cost,’ it’s a vital investment

News broke last week that the city is on the verge of settling a lawsuit that could result in a big investment in more curb ramps around Seattle. Three people with disabilities — Conrad Reynoldson, Stuart Pixley and David Whedbey … Continue reading

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After a butane truck crash on I-5 snarls traffic, the Times Ed Board blames … bike lanes?

It seemed every couple minutes, someone at KUOW radio would break into the news broadcast to let people know of another major traffic problem in the Seattle area. It was February 27, and a truck carrying butane had crashed on … Continue reading

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Juries side with two people severely injured while biking in Seattle

Juries in two separate cases that concluded in recent weeks awarded large sums to people injured while biking in Seattle. Thyce Colyn, 51, was awarded $38 million after a jury found Standard Parking fully liable for a 2012 collision near … Continue reading

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Times: King County’s adult helmet law could hold back Seattle’s new bike share system

The debate about bike share in Seattle is contentious enough without bringing up one of the most divisive bike-related issues out there: Adult helmet laws. Though I understand that it may seem counter-intuitive at first, best practices from the the … Continue reading

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Times: Seattle settles Kung estate claim for $3.5 million

Seattle has settled a claim with the estate of the late Sher Kung for $3.5 million, the Seattle Times reports. Kung was killed at 2nd and University in August 2014 just ten days before the dangerous paint-only bike lane on … Continue reading

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Times: Stop building places for people until we can fit more cars

Seattle Times Editorial Board Member Brier Dudley penned his magnum opus on the rights of cars in Seattle this week, arguing that Seattle should stop building places for people to live and work until we can figure out how to … 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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Times: Innovative 5th Ave bikeway and public space in the works

Here’s an idea that’s incredibly obvious and way overdue: Shift parking on 5th Ave underneath the monorail columns, then use the skinny lane to the west to create a fully protected bikeway and expand the neighborhood space. Right now, the … Continue reading

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SDOT Director pens must-read Vision Zero op-ed for Seattle Times

Seattle’s Transportation Director penned a powerful op-ed about Vision Zero in the Seattle Times this week. I would paraphrase and analyze it, but reading it really just makes me want to stand up and applaud. Read it all here. Here’s … Continue reading

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Yes, Seattle has a parking problem. There’s way too much of it.

There are half a million on-street parking spaces in Seattle, and almost all of them are completely free to use. That’s 60 million square feet of city land, or 1,378 acres. And that’s not counting all the parking lots, parking … Continue reading

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Balk: Seattle car ownership is down, but it’s up in places you’d least expect

You almost cannot stand anywhere in the city center or Capitol Hill without seeing construction cranes. The number of residences in these walkable, bikeable and transit-rich areas is rising fast. It’s clear that people want to live where they have … Continue reading

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Seattle Times Ed Board adds its support to the Westlake bikeway

The Seattle Times Editorial Board added its two cents about the Westlake bikeway project this weekend, backing the city’s plan to build protected bike lanes from the Fremont Bridge to Lake Union Park and praising Mayor Ed Murray’s ability to … Continue reading

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Times column: Seattle is now where Copenhagen was 30 years ago + But, hills!?

Nikolaj Lasbo is a duel Danish and American citizen who works for the Seattle Times. He recently wrote a column for the paper comparing the experience of biking in famously-cycle-friendly Copenhagen to biking in Seattle. Needless to say, it’s a … Continue reading

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Times: Seattle is second safest big US city for walking and biking

As you sprint across a highway-style four-lane street through the heart of your neighborhood, it’s probably hard to believe that Seattle may be the second safest big city in the US for people walking and biking. But that’s what the … 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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Georgetown’s Cyclefab makes bikes do more

Down a back hallway in the Equinox Studios industrial building in Georgetown lies a very special shop that makes bicycles do more. As featured over the weekend in the Seattle Times, Cyclefab is a partnership between Garth L’Esperance, Colin Stevens … Continue reading

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On Cascade’s strange day in the spotlight

Between an outreach email mini-fiasco and a Seattle Times story that suggests they are downplaying their role in politics, Cascade Bicycle Club had a weird day in the spotlight Monday. First, a cover story in the Seattle Times carried the … Continue reading

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I fixed a recent Seattle Times column about traffic fear

EDITOR’S NOTE: After reading Seth Norman’s guest column in the Seattle Times, I noticed that the piece needed a little editing work. Specifically, it seemed the author forgot to mention that we have a tried and true way to improve … Continue reading

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Martin: Protected bike lanes downtown could be Murray’s ‘first big bike test’

We reported recently on the City Council’s proposal to add $1 million to the 2014 budget. If approved, the change would accelerate design of miles of protected bike lanes and walking safety improvements downtown and put the city on track … Continue reading

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Yes, you can get pulled over for speeding on a bike (especially in a school zone)

Seattle’s Internet is blowing up this morning due to a story in the Seattle Times about a handful of people on bikes getting speeding tickets on Fremont Avenue. As with other schools, the speed limit next to BF Day Elementary … Continue reading

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