Organizers for Seattle Pronto Cycle Share couldn’t have asked for a better autumn day for the official roll-out of its 500-bike system on Monday.
It’s the type of day that just begs for a bike ride. [Not so much beginning tonight, as rain and winds will blow in for the rest of the week].
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Seattle’s Pronto Cycle Share system will be ready to roll by Monday afternoon with 500 bicycles available at 50 stations scattered between the International District and University of Washington.
To mark Seattle’s entrance into the bike-share generation, five group rides to deliver some of the Pronto bikes to their destinations will get underway at noon.
Pronto members …
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The future is now for Seattle. After years of preparation, residents and commuters are seeing the first installations of bike-share stations this week.
Pronto Cycle Share is still aiming for an Oct. 13 launch date for the first public bike-share system in the Pacific Northwest.
Before long, 50 docking stations to hold some 500 bikes …
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A paved bicycle trail that the city of Sumner built along the scenic White River has gone a long way toward connecting two great rail-trails — the Interurban (South) Trail in King County and the Foothills Trail in Pierce County.
The last section of the Sumner Link Trail completed this spring closed a gap in …
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September is the home stretch for baseball fans watching the pennant races. But bicycling fanatics are probably more interested in another set of standings.
Bicycling magazine has issued its biennial rankings of “America’s Top 50 Bike Friendly Cities” and there are some surprising changes in the top spots.
For one, Portland is no longer the leading …
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There’s much heartache in the Seattle bicycling community today after the death on Friday of Sher Kung, a young mother who was killed at a downtown intersection on Second Avenue at University Street.
Let me add my condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of the attorney. An impromptu memorial, including a ghost bike and flowers, has …
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“Seattle has banned drivers from turning right at one of the city’s busiest intersections, to protect the thousands of bicyclists passing through.” — Seattle Times
That temporary right-turn ban during road construction at the busy Mercer Street-Dexter Avenue intersection warranted front page play above the fold in this morning’s Seattle Times.
Making a road safer for …
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[Update: Aug. 5, 2014 — The Seattle-based entry – Denny – won the Bike Design Project competition. Congrats to the local design and prototype team.]
July 29, 2014 – Five teams of bike designers and builders from five cities are competing to create an urban utility bicycle that a major manufacturer says will be put …
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Scores of bicyclists took to the Mountains-to-Sound/I-90 bike trail this morning to avoid being stuck in traffic at the Interstate 90 work zone in Bellevue.
Although no one was making a count of bike commuters, I’d estimate that bike traffic passing the kiosk at the base of the Eastern Connector bridge was equal to or greater than the …
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My wife usually takes the bus to work in the South Lake Union neighborhood in Seattle, and whenever there’s the chance of a huge traffic gridlock, I usually joke, “Why don’t you bike to work?”
I used to think it was funny, but now it’s just a tired, stupid comment. She finished her last metric century …
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