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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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Times: Murray threw embarrassing fit over UW parking ticket

We’ve all been frustrated by an unexpected fee. I once refused to leave the desk of a Wells Fargo branch manager until she reversed a $5 fee I was charged for not having enough money in my account (a noble … Continue reading

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Times: Seattle joins ‘select group’ of US cities where fewer than 50% of residents drive alone to work

Seattle is one of only five large US cities where fewer than half of residents drive alone to get to work. Gene Balk at the Seattle Times followed up on our Census reporting to note that by crossing this 50 … Continue reading

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Times column: McGinn was right, road diets work. Now let’s fix Dexter

The Seattle Times’ Jonathan Martin said in a column today that the city’s low-budget street safety projects (AKA road diets) have worked really well. He suggests that the city should do more of them, including a project to address serious … Continue reading

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Seattle Times Editorial Board: Seattle should be ‘vanguard’ of safe bike infrastructure

The Seattle Times Editorial Board wrote a Wednesday editorial urging the city to be on the forefront of safe, quality bike infrastructure like cycle tracks and neighborhood greenways. As we noted in July, there has been a clear shift in … Continue reading

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Pucher: Seattle should work to regain prominence as a cycling-friendly city

Back when Nirvana’s Nevermind dropped in 1990, Seattle suddenly became the musical focus of the nation. But perhaps not everyone realized that the city also had the highest bike commuting rate of any large city in the Pacific Northwest. Yes, … Continue reading

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Is the Seattle Times falling in love with city cycling?

Seattle’s transportation culture is shifting fast. Bike lanes are extremely popular, and people want more of them. Transit is extremely popular and people want it to be faster and more reliable. People want our streets to be places, not just … Continue reading

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In Seattle, cycling cops have critical mass

There was a time not long ago when one of the most prominent images of urban cycling in Seattle was one of social rebellion. Once much larger than today, Critical Mass drew cheers and scorn alike. Ultra-low-budget bike repair co-ops … Continue reading

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Seattle’s bike commute hot spots

Do you live in a bike commuting hot spot? The Seattle Times’ Gene Balk (AKA: FYI Guy) published an interactive map today displaying bike-to-work rates according to neighborhood. Unlike the map we posted last spring showing BikeScore’s bike commuter map … Continue reading

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Dangerous Distraction: Why treating streets as highways & people on foot as criminals makes Seattle more dangerous

Like zombies, they walk among us, texting, checking emails, talking, selecting music — and, according to a study published Wednesday, oblivious to cars, trucks, lights, crosswalks and the concentration required to get through urban intersections alive. This is the actual … Continue reading

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Times op-ed: Seattle needs bold leadership for a bike-friendly future

A guest op-ed in the Seattle Times by former Washington Bus director Thomas Goldstein and John Healy lays out their vision for Seattle’s road to a truly bike-friendly future. Spoiler alert: It’s all about cycle tracks where they are needed, … Continue reading

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Times op-ed: Remember Mike Wang by rethinking road behavior

As the one year anniversary of Mike Wang’s death passes, the courts are working to decide the sentence for the man who pleaded guilty to the hit and run that took his life. Meanwhile, Doug Palm from PATH (where Wang … Continue reading

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Neighborhood greenway promoter draws a line in the planter strip sandbox

With just a simple sand box, Paulo Nunes-Ueno has challenged the city to reimagine the balance between safety and active community life. Nunes-Ueno is the transportation and sustainability director at Seattle Children’s and a promoter of neighborhood greenways. When he … Continue reading

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Memorial for Nap Cantwell Thursday, his would-be 19th birthday

As Nap Cantwell entered adulthood, his personality began to shine. But now friends and family are mourning the loss of a man they hardly had the chance to know. Cantwell was running late for work when, riding his father’s bike, … Continue reading

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Judge throws out SLU streetcar crash lawsuit

A King County Superior Court judge has dismissed claims by a group of people seriously injured on the South Lake Union streetcar tracks after they were dangerously installed in the curb lane of the previously-popular bicycling route. They plan to … Continue reading

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Times: Kirkland rail corridor plans aim high

The City of Kirkland has some big hopes for the 5.75 miles of Eastside Rail Corridor it is on the verge of purchasing from the Port of Seattle (see our previous story). The Seattle Times reports that City Manager Kurt … Continue reading

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