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Panel of experts will discuss solutions to bike theft

Bike theft continues to rise steeply in Seattle. And that not only costs people money, but many people won’t replace their stolen wheels. At a time when our increasingly congested city needs more people to get around by bike, theft is … Continue reading

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Seattle’s safer speeds plan heads to Transpo Committee + Housing is more important than parking

Seattle’s plan to lower default speed limits across the city heads to the City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee today. The plan — which has support from the Mayor’s Office, SDOT and the City Council — needs to make it … Continue reading

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We Can’t Wait, Part I: People pack City Hall to end Seattle’s bike plan delays

Seattle has not built a bike lane downtown since October 2014. The 2nd Ave bike lane was supposed to demonstrate what could be, but going into summer 2016 it remains all that is. Holding signs saying, “My Family Bikes” and … Continue reading

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Actions planned before Tuesday City Council meeting on slashed bike plan

This moment right now was supposed to be the time Seattle finally took bold action on bike safety projects, taking our years of planning and making them real. The big electoral victory in November should have given the city both … Continue reading

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Pronto buyout passes committee amid confusion, heads to full Council vote

At the end of the City Council Sustainability & Transportation Committee meeting Tuesday, the Pronto ordinance appeared to end in a 3-3 tie with Councilmembers Tim Burgess, Lisa Herbold and Debora Juarez voting NO and Rob Johnson, Kshama Sawant and … Continue reading

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Pronto buyout is not only a good deal for Seattle, it’s the only choice that makes sense

Sustainability, access to healthy transportation choices, economic development, congestion reduction, innovation. Public bikes grow and support so many of Seattle’s goals and values as a city that it’s hard to believe we are even thinking about cutting modest losses and … Continue reading

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A sober look at Pronto’s finances ahead of Council meeting

The City of Seattle already cut checks in December and early 2016 totaling $305,000 to keep Pronto Cycle Share operational, Josh Feit at Publicola reports. This revelation will certainly be a topic of conversation during tomorrow’s 2 p.m. Transportation Committee … Continue reading

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Pronto needs city buyout before end of March, how did we get here?

The hard deadline to save Pronto is March 30. With more than 30,000 people taking 144,000 trips in the first year of operations, supporters and City Councilmembers are scratching their heads trying to figure out how Pronto got into such … Continue reading

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O’Brien will Chair the Transportation Committee

It’s not just for photo ops, Councilmember Mike O’Brien really does bike everywhere. But he’s also not just about bikes. O’Brien has a seat on the Sound Transit Board, and he has been a strong advocate for biking, walking and … Continue reading

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Council will hold public hearing on Bike Master Plan Wednesday

This is a reminder that the City Council is holding a public hearing about the Bike Master Plan Wednesday, perhaps your last chance to submit comments on plan before the Council votes on it early next year. The hearing starts … Continue reading

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Council committee recommends rule changes to allow bike share

The city took another step towards the launch of Puget Sound Bike Share Tuesday. The City Council Transportation Committee unanimously approved rules changes creating a permitting process for bike share stations and helmet vending kiosks in city Urban villages, urban … Continue reading

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First Hill Streetcar Update: Cycle track would pay for itself

The First Hill Streetcar planners briefed the City Council Friday on updates to the project plans, including a couple details about the proposed cycle track. Aside from the pretty image above, there were a couple details of interest.

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