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Police looking for person who painted, scrawled messages on Pronto bikes

Pronto Cycle Share launched in October, introducing 500 identical green bikes on the streets of Seattle. But I guess they’re not all identical anymore. Police are seeking a man they say vandalized two Pronto bikes, painting one entirely silver and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on SPD bike enforcement: Focus on safety (also, King 5 gets bike laws wrong)

King 5 has been pressing Seattle PD on the issue of enforcing traffic laws on people who bike and has a report out this morning saying that recent SPD bike law efforts are switching from giving out warnings to giving … Continue reading

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26-year-old recovering after scary collision with semi in Sodo

Firefighters had to use emergency airbags to free a 26-year-old who was struck and trapped under a semi truck near 4th and Spokane in Sodo Monday. Images from the scene are frightening, and Seattle Police describe the victim’s injuries as … Continue reading

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Police release more details in serious hit and run near W Seattle Bridge

Seattle Police are still seeking help finding the person responsible for hitting and seriously injuring a man on a bike near the lower West Seattle Bridge last month. The suspect drove away from the scene, leaving behind pieces of his/her … Continue reading

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Man biking struck near W Seattle Bridge, police seek suspect + Rash of other area collisions

A man biking was struck at the east end of the lower West Seattle Bridge Thursday night. The person driving fled the scene. Police are seeking more information to help catch the suspect and learn what happened. And obviously, the … Continue reading

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KOMO: Police seek assailant who attacked man with car in Wallingford

Police are seeking a man who they say assaulted Neal DeWitt in Wallingford Monday. DeWitt was biking to work on Wallingford Ave near N 40th Street when a person driving a Subaru Impreza struck him on purpose and fled the … Continue reading

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SPD: Owner of Belltown’s Bicycle Pull-Apart arrested in chop shop investigation

UPDATE: Read our follow-up story, including an interview with Bicycle Pull-Apart Owner Eric Patchen. Seattle Police arrested the owner of Bicycle Pull-Apart at 3rd and Battery in Belltown in March and today released an outline of their investigation into the … Continue reading

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Person seriously injured in collision on Alaskan Way

A man was seriously injured Tuesday night while biking on Alaskan Way. Details are sparse, but it sounds like the man was biking northbound on the biking and walking path near Columbia Street when he collided with a southbound SUV. … Continue reading

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Thief steals Cervelo from storage unit, replaces it with an actual pile of crap

This may be the worst way to discover your bike has been stolen. From the police report: (hat tip Q13)

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SPD: Man attacked for biking on the sidewalk (which is legal)

Yikes. Details from SPD: Seattle police were called to the western slope of Capitol Hill Saturday afternoon after a cyclist called 911 and said he was attacked for riding on the sidewalk. The cyclist called police around 1 pm and … Continue reading

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Police: Bike thief arrested in Belltown

Seattle Police arrested a man early Wednesday morning after he allegedly stole a bike from a Belltown condo building and tried to ride away with it. Witnesses watched him enter the secure parking garage without a bike, then ride out … Continue reading

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SPD’s new Get Your Bike Back effort works!

Get Your Bike Back works! Just now from SPD: Just got our 1st bike back to its owner w/ @GetYourBikeBack ! We've added more bikes to the feed, so check it out! pic.twitter.com/PjBk0VL3Y4 — Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) September 12, … Continue reading

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City Attorney to police: Don’t write a ticket at scene when someone walking or biking is injured

Sometimes it feels like salt in a wound. Somebody walking or biking in town is seriously injured by someone behind the wheel, and the person driving—even if they did something wrong—does not even get a ticket at the scene. But … Continue reading

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SPD launches stolen bike recovery project: ‘Get Your Bike Back’

The Seattle Police Department has launched a new Twitter feed to help connect owners with recovered bikes. As with cars, some bike thefts are really just people taking a joyride. The thief rides the bike a little, then ditches it. … Continue reading

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Man forced to drop bike and climb wall as person slams jeep into reverse down Ship Canal Trail

I received an email from a reader with a crazy and terrifying story: He was almost run down by someone driving on the Ship Canal Trail July 13 just west of Seattle Pacific University. Ryan (he didn’t want me to … 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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Police looking for person on bike who chased Green Lake attacker

A woman running at Green Lake around 6:30 a.m. Monday morning was attacked by an unknown man who tried to drag her into some nearby bushes, police say. She was able to get free from him, and a man on … Continue reading

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How I got my friend’s stolen bike back

When I glanced the flat-head screwdriver in his hand, time stopped. The shouting stopped. The shellack-coated handlebars gripped in my fingers stopped shaking and pulling away from me. For just one second, I focused so hard on that screwdriver that … Continue reading

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City files charges in October hit-and-run at 29th and Jefferson

The city has charged Leo Etherly with charges of hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license stemming from an October 6 incident at 29th and Jefferson. The case has received a lot of attention not for the alleged hit-and-run, but … Continue reading

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Charges: Heroin-smoking woman tries to run down biking off-duty cop

In charging documents filed Wednesday in King County Superior Court, Taylor Jane Betts was accused of trying to run down an off-duty cop who, while biking, pulled up to Betts’ car window to tell her and her passengers to stop … Continue reading

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