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Dad who helped grow Seattle’s bike to school movement passes away. RIP Clint Loper

The day I first met Clint Loper, he was surrounded by an endless sea of kids biking off a Top Pot doughnut on their way to class at Bryant Elementary. Nearly a quarter of the school’s students biked to class … Continue reading

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Want to learn how to start a bike train to your local school? Cascade hosting workshop Saturday

Schools, teachers and parents across the Puget Sound region have started organizing bike trains in recent years, one key part of the bike-and-walk-to-school revolution. Essentially, bike trains are like walking school buses, but on wheels. Volunteers (often parents) lead a … Continue reading

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Loper: How Bike to School Month can inspire a shift in your school’s transportation culture

This Wednesday is opening day. Not only for Bike to Work Month, with its streams of bikers joining the Dexter peloton and filling the Burke-Gilman Trail. It’s also opening day for Bike to School Month, when schools throughout Seattle will … Continue reading

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Loper: Group rides – kid style! How bike trains and after school clubs help kids become strong city bikers

One basic principle of elementary age bike to school programs is that each kid generally rides with one of their parents. Especially when the kids are in their first few years of school. As children get a little older and … Continue reading

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Loper: Creating a biking and walking culture at Seattle’s schools

Editor’s Note: I’m pleased to welcome a new columnist to the Seattle Bike Blog lineup. Clint Loper has been a big force behind Seattle’s bike-to-school efforts in the last decade. Now biking and walking to school is growing so quickly, … Continue reading

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A record 28 Safe Routes to School programs will be funded in 2013 – UPDATED

Walk.Bike.Schools posted a roundup of Safe Routes to School mini-grants that will help students all across the city more safely and easily get to school on foot or by bike. SDOT will fund 28 of 30 applications they received for … Continue reading

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Learn how to encourage walking & biking to school in your neighborhood at Tuesday meeting in Ballard

Getting dropped off at school in your parent’s car is massively uncool. It’s 2012, and biking and walking to school is back in a big way. Though people have been pushing for more non-motorized school transportation for years, last school … Continue reading

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City-wide Walk.Bike.Schools meeting Monday

Eckstein Middle School is one of the bikiest middle schools in the city in large part due to hard work from active parents who promote walking and biking. Some of the Walk.Bike.Schools parents and Eckstein Bikes are hosting a city-wide … Continue reading

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Biking to Bryant Elementary up 50%, proof we can break the dangerous school drop-off cycle

143 Bryant Elementary students biked to school in May. That’s a quarter of the school population (not even counting the kids who walked). Anyone who has ever been near a school at drop-off or (worse) pick-up times has witnessed the … Continue reading

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121 Bryant Elementary kids and parents biked to school today – UPDATED

Do you feel that? The city is approaching the bike-to-school tipping point. It’s happening. For a school that has a bit over 500 students enrolled, Bryant saw a school bike commute rate of well over ten percent today. If you … Continue reading

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When bike trains collide, it’s heartwarming

This just in from Laurelhurst Elementary parent Kendall Wills: Just had a heart warming bike experience this a.m.  I was biking in to school this morning with my kids and a neighbor girl on the Burke Gilman.  We live in … Continue reading

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Walk.Bike.Schools Update: Lots of energy at city-wide meeting + ‘Think Outside the Car’ Saturday in W Seattle

Walk.Bike.Schools held a city-wide kickoff meeting earlier this month that drew a packed house of parents from schools all around the city interested in helping more Seattle school kids walk or bike to school. I was not able to attend, … Continue reading

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Tonight: Ride with Bike Snob NYC + Citywide bike-to-school parents meet-up

Bike Snob is in town tonight promoting his newest tome, which has been described as a religious self-help book for bike commuters. The Enlightened Cyclist is the follow-up to Eben Weiss’s popular Bike Snob. Better yet, you have a chance … Continue reading

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