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SPD: Woman with walker killed crossing street downtown Our condolences to her friends and family

A man driving a pickup truck struck and killed a woman with a walker as she crossed Seneca at 5th Ave near the YWCA Thursday afternoon. Our deepest condolences to her friends and family. Police are investigating, according to a post on the SPD Blotter.…
A man driving a pickup truck struck and killed a woman with a walker as she crossed Seneca at 5th Ave near the YWCA Thursday afternoon. Our deepest condolences to her friends and family. Police are...
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Grist features Seattle's hidden bike kitchen, The Bikery #SEAbikes

Some people enjoy learning how to fix their own bike. Others can’t afford to take their wheels to a professional. Others just like to hang out in an inviting, inclusive space dedicated to fixing bikes and sharing bike knowledge. The Bikery is a “bike…
Some people enjoy learning how to fix their own bike. Others can't afford to take their wheels to a professional. Others just like to hang out in an inviting, inclusive space dedicated to fixing bi...
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If a truck filled with salmon can bring the city to a crawl, we need more transportation choices #SEAbikes

Seattle’s transportation system is fragile. Decades of focusing nearly all major transportation investments on a few highways has not prepared the city to handle unexpected blockages. A single truck full of salmon overturned at the start of Tuesday’s…
Seattle's transportation system is fragile. Decades of focusing nearly all major transportation investments on a few highways has not prepared the city to handle unexpected blockages. A single truc...
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Bipartisan bill to add bicycles to state's 'dead red' law moving through legislature #SEAbikes

So you’re biking along, the only person on the road, and you reach a traffic signal. You wait at the light, but it doesn’t seem to know you’re there. The signal detector system is tuned for heavy cars, but not your bicycle. You get skipped. Transportation…
So you're biking along, the only person on the road, and you reach a traffic signal. You wait at the light, but it doesn't seem to know you're there. The signal detector system is tuned for heavy c...
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Tom, it's not about weight.  It's about detector placement and calibration.  Loop detectors are basically metal detectors.  Even if one's bike isn't steel, a properly placed and calibrated 3m Microloop (or similar) should pick up the steel BB spindle or bearings/bearing races. 
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Seattle hires Boston Bikes head to lead Active Transportation Program #SEAbikes

Folks in Boston are bummed to lose Nicole Freedman, who has lead that city’s Boston Bikes program since 2007. She oversaw the city’s first real efforts to build bike lanes and the launch of their Hubway bike share system. But Boston’s loss is Seattle’s…
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Cascade announces some early City Council endorsements, supports Godden opponent #SEAbikes

As we reported earlier this week, Cascade Bicycle Club has wisely chosen not to ditch their political election work. We also reported that the club’s first political act after making that choice was to endorse Rob Johnson for Seattle City Council’s…
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Trail Alert: Expect Burke-Gilman Trail detour near Shilshole Marina #SEAbikes

The city is building a new high quality crosswalk between the Burke-Gilman Trail and Shilshole Marina, so expect delays and a detour for the next couple weeks if you’re heading out toward Golden Gardens. Details from SDOT: Beginning as soon as March 27,…
The city is building a new high quality crosswalk between the Burke-Gilman Trail and Shilshole Marina, so expect delays and a detour for the next couple weeks if you're heading out toward Golden Ga...
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Can Westlake's streetcar tracks ever be safe for people biking? #SEAbikes

Seattle plans to speed up buses and the South Lake Union Streetcar by making the curb lanes on Westlake Ave transit-only between 6th Ave/McGraw Square downtown and Valley Street/Lake Union Park. This is great news for transit reliability and could support…
Seattle plans to speed up buses and the South Lake Union Streetcar by making the curb lanes on Westlake Ave transit-only between 6th Ave/McGraw Square downtown and Valley Street/Lake Union Park. Th...
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Painters will close Fremont Bridge overnight Saturday & Sunday #SEAbikes

The never-ending Fremont Bridge painting project is, well, getting close to ending. But some of the biggest closures are still to come. Workers will close the bridge overnight from midnight to 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will only be two chances to…
The never-ending Fremont Bridge painting project is, well, getting close to ending. But some of the biggest closures are still to come. Workers will close the bridge overnight from midnight to 7 a....
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Seattle Children's one of few workplaces in nation with on-site bike shop #SEAbikes

You’re on your way to work when your bike starts go get harder and harder to pedal. You try to ignore it, as though that might make the problem go away. But of course it doesn’t. You pull over and confirm: You have a flat. Now image this: Instead of…
You're on your way to work when your bike starts go get harder and harder to pedal. You try to ignore it, as though that might make the problem go away. But of course it doesn't. You pull over and ...
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SDOT Director pens must-read Vision Zero op-ed for Seattle Times #SEAbikes

Seattle’s Transportation Director penned a powerful op-ed about Vision Zero in the Seattle Times this week. I would paraphrase and analyze it, but reading it really just makes me want to stand up and applaud. Read it all here. Here’s an excerpt: A LEADING…
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After NE 75th St safety project: Speeding way down, safety way up, traffic delays ... down? #SEAbikes

The NE 75th Street Road Safety Corridor project has been a huge success by every possible measure. The street is safer for everyone, it’s more comfortable for everyone, and everyone is moving more efficiently. When I say everyone, I mean everyone.…
The NE 75th Street Road Safety Corridor project has been a huge success by every possible measure. The street is safer for everyone, it's more comfortable for everyone, and everyone is moving more ...
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