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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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Dear Seattle Times Ed Board, Letters to the Editor are still supposed to be factual

A front page news story on neighborhood greenways in the Seattle Times earlier this week prompted what I thought was a pretty conversation on the blog about how people looking to promote neighborhood greenways should present them: Good for children, … Continue reading

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Neighborhood greenways are front-page news

I can’t say I disagree that neighborhood greenways are front-page news in Seattle. With more and more neighborhood groups forming every week, the political strength and excitement is bringing people together behind safe neighborhood streets in a big way. If … Continue reading

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Snow won’t stop the Riding Reporter (and many others) + VIDEO

The Riding Reporter‘s Anne-Marije Rook made this video yesterday in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood: With powdery snow on the ground and most cars staying in driveways or buried under snow in the streets, many of the adventurous souls who ventured … Continue reading

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Neighborhood greenways and Prop 1 are about much more than bicycling

As neighborhood greenways quickly gain grassroots and political support in Seattle, the city could be on the verge investing in miles of the family-safe residential roads every year. In a front-page story in the Seattle Times, Mike Lindblom explains the … Continue reading

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Nine days after bicycle wreck, Espresso Vivace Manager Brian Fairbrother dies

In a big hit to Capitol Hill, the city and coffee lovers everywhere, long-time Espresso Vivace barista and general manager Brian Fairborther has passed away after injuries sustained from a bicycle crash. He was 50 years old. Since news of … Continue reading

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STP news: 10,000 people (including a 9-year-old) ride from Seattle to Portland

10,000 people rode 202 miles in excellent weather over the weekend for Cascade Bicycle Club’s annual Seattle to Portland Classic. I was deathly ill and not even able to see folks off Saturday morning, but there was a lot of … Continue reading

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Times: Group leaders make case for neighborhood greenways

Community leaders from neighborhoods all around Seattle see CTAC III as their shot to fund Seattle’s budding neighborhood greenway movement (see our previous series). As the committee decides whether to pursue an $80 vehicle license fee ballot measure, Cathy Tuttle, … Continue reading

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Times: 2.3-mile Snoqualmie Tunnel opens with fanfare

The Snoqualmie Tunnel, a 2.3-mile section of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail through the Cascades, opened July 5 for the first time since 2009. From the Seattle Times: The tunnel was closed in January 2009 for repairs after chunks of … Continue reading

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Westneat: People injured by Missing Link offer to pay for a fix

In a somewhat new twist on the never-ending Burke-Gilman Missing Link saga, a group of people who were injured crossing the railroad tracks under the Ballard Bridge have offered to pay for what they see as a fix. From Danny … Continue reading

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After wreck, international war crimes investigator vows to make Burke-Gilman crossing safe

Stefanie Frease has been in a lot of dangerous environments around the world, but the one that left her out of commission for several months is right here in Seattle. Many of you who ride regularly probably know it well: … Continue reading

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Viaduct shutdown idea gaining momentum

The same morning we wrote about the economics of highway removal and suggested we try closing the viaduct, Mayor McGinn was saying something similar on KUOW. So is Michael van Baker at the SunBreak (which has a wonderful new site … Continue reading

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It’s unfortunate you all got used to your free parking

Because that should not have happened. It sucks when you get used to a perk, and then it starts to go away. But all that free and cheap parking was just that: a perk. Because the city was paying for … Continue reading

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Alert the Militia! Seattle Is in the Pocket of Big Bicycle

Sometimes, I feel like I’m the only one who sees it. But thank the Lord those Seattle Times editorial writers also have the courage to see it and speak out before it’s too late. My friends think I’m a conspiracy … Continue reading

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Times columnist takes some of her claims back

Well, I am glad to see that, in her newest column, Nicole Brodeur has taken back many of the unfounded and unresearched claims she made in her previous column. First, she apologizes for attacking the mayor when the project was … Continue reading

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Nicole Brodeur supports NE 125th changes (but she thinks she doesn’t)

Nicole Brodeur at the Times agrees with the proposed changes to NE 125th, she just doesn’t realize it. She also doesn’t do her homework. First, she spends several paragraphs in her Monday column suggesting that the plans are just “Mayor … Continue reading

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To people worried about changes to NE 125th: Take the Greenwood Ave challenge

An article in the Seattle Times Saturday has struck up the same old anti-traffic calming arguments, framing the project as a bikes vs car project. In the piece, residents express fears of doom and congestion, despite ample evidence from the … Continue reading

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Times editorial board, this is no time to be stuck in the past

The Seattle Times published an editorial yesterday complaining about the Mayor McGinn’s recent proposal to increase the commercial parking tax and vehicle registration fees to pay for necessary street repairs, like filling potholes. This is a typical car-centric knee-jerk reaction … Continue reading

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Name-calling in battle over Missing Link

The Seattle Times published a look at the battle over the Ballard missing link with a much needed zoomed-out view. Basically, the article asks, “What are we even fighting about anymore?” Is it about old vs new Ballard? Is it … Continue reading

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