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Man robbed at gunpoint while biking to Beacon Hill bus stop

A man was robbed at gunpoint while biking to a bus stop on Beacon Hill early Tuesday, according to SPD. The robber stopped him where the Chief Sealth Trail crosses Beacon Ave and pointed a gun at him, demanding his … Continue reading

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Reader looking for witnesses after she was doored at 12th and Marion June 8

Reader Jess was biking down 12th Ave near Seattle University around 5:45 p.m. June 8 when she collided with a parked car door, sending her over her handlebars. Her injuries and hospital bills are significant, but the police report says … Continue reading

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Police arrest suspect in hit-and-run that killed Mike Wang last summer – UPDATED

Police say they have arrested the person they suspect struck and killed Mike Wang on Dexter Ave Last year. Details will be announced at an 11 a.m. press conference. UPDATE: The suspect is Erlin Garcia Reyes, 28, from Normandy Park. … Continue reading

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Have a bike stolen recently? Flip through these photos to see if SPD has it

Capitol Hill Seattle reports that a year-long SPD theft sting has resulted in 48 arrests so far and lots of recovered items, many of which are bikes. So if you have had a bike stolen in the past year, you … Continue reading

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Police seeking witnesses to serious bike wreck near N Seattle Community College

A 32 year-old man has life-threatening injuries after an incident while biking on College Way N near North Seattle Community College Thursday afternoon. Police do not yet know what happened and are hoping a witness will come forward. They do … Continue reading

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Drunk racists attack man making delivery by bike in Ballard

Police are investigating a racially-motivated attack on a man making a bicycle delivery on Leary Ave just south of Market St. The suspects are a group of drunk white males who started yelling racial slurs at the man when he … Continue reading

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CDNews: After posting security footage, bike thief caught in police sting

Remember the Judkins Park residents who posted security footage of a young man stealing a bike from their garage over at CDNews? Well, they got it back, and the suspect was arrested. After posting the photos, they spotted the bike … Continue reading

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Cops mock West Seattle man struck by truck while jogging to work

“That’s why you drive a car!” said one Seattle Police officer responding to the scene of a man struck by a semi truck near the foot of West Seattle’s lower bridge while he was jogging to work during the October … Continue reading

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KPLU: Seattleites notoriously unwilling to jaywalk

People in Seattle almost never jaywalk. In fact, the population’s firm adherence to the red crosswalk hand is the stuff of legends. For many, including myself, it’s one of the first things that stands out during an initial visit to … Continue reading

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People walking bear disproportionate number of traffic deaths and tickets

Here is a look at the recently-released SDOT 2010 Traffic Report, in light of the city’s Road Safety Summit. This post focuses on data for people walking. We will dive into the data related to biking in a later post. … Continue reading

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Man biking on Aurora injured in collision with car

A man in his 40s went to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries Thursday evening after colliding with a car while biking southbound on Aurora near 90th Ave N N 90th St. From SPD: On October 20th, at … Continue reading

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SPD stops person in W Seattle for doing 42 in a 30 on a bicycle

While on an aggressive driving sting on Admiral Way, SPD stopped a person doing 42 mph in a 30 mph zone. Oh, and the person was riding a bicycle. Officers let the person off with a written warning. From SPD:

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Seattle Crime: Police catch thief stripping parts from bike on Broadway

Seattle Crime reports that officers caught a man who was stripping parts off a locked bike in front of the post office at Broadway and Denny on Capitol Hill. Officers apparently watched the man for several minutes as he struggled … Continue reading

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How should you handle anger while riding?

The PI reports that a Redmond cyclist has been charged with a felony after an alleged road rage incident in October. Of course both Chad Olson, the bicyclist, and the Volvo driver have differing accounts of what happened. From the … Continue reading

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Accidentally saying ‘accident’

For someone who spends this much time and energy thinking and writing about misuse of the term “accident,” how did this happen? In a story about a pedestrian struck by a Volvo on Yesler last week, I referred to the … Continue reading

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Teen on bicycle hit in West Seattle

A 15-year-old male in was struck by a car collided with a truck at Delridge Way SW and SW Cloverdale this morning. From the SPD Blotter: On January 13th, at approximately 7:07 AM, a 15 year old male bicyclist was … Continue reading

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Driver runs down caroling cyclists downtown – UPDATED

 Scroll down for updates, including an interview with the driver. A driver struck three riders and drove several blocks up Pike with one of them on his car hood Thursday evening, according to reports from the .83 forum and … Continue reading

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What’s that green thing in front of the police station?

It’s a bike box. As we’ve reported before, bike boxes are a method to help protect bikers by making them more visible at intersections. They can also help with turning maneuvers.

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Possibly impaired driver strikes biker in 10th Ave E construction area

An impaired driver stuck a woman riding her bike on 10th Ave E at Lynn early Saturday morning, according to the SPD Blotter (hat tip CHS). The biker was riding northbound on 10th when the driver of an Infinity G20 … Continue reading

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SPD online reporting system leads to arrest of bike thief

Report those bike thefts! Here’s a blurb from the SPD Blotter: North Precinct detectives recently investigated a case where a citizen utilized the new Community Online Reporting Program to report her bicycle stolen from her front yard on July 27th. … Continue reading

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