Tag: Seattle

Huge growth for bike sharing in US last year

Forty cities in the U.S. host some type of bicycle-sharing system at the beginning of 2014, after 13 cities joined the effort to use rental bikes to solve traffic congestion and pollution in 2013.

In spite of successful ridership for those systems throughout the year, several had to shut down briefly because of snow and/or …

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Bicycle projects in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Renton get federal funds

Several bicycle and pedestrian projects can go ahead now that the Puget Sound Regional Council on Thursday selected the projects for federal funding.

Among the biggest ticket construction items are the Prairie Line Trail ($1.9 million) in Tacoma, Overlake Village Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge ($5 million) in Redmond, the Northrup Way Connection to the State …

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Seattle bicycle shops featured in industry newsletter

Editors for the Bicycle Retailer and Industry News publication came away greatly impressed with the Emerald City during their recent Seattle dealer tour.

I know that the bicycling is great here in the Pacific Northwest, but it’s always good to hear praise from those who don’t spend a lot of time here.

As the magazine …

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Where to learn about updating Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan

The Seattle Bicycle Master Plan is a work in progress.

Since the master plan was first adopted in 2007, some new best practices to make roads safer for cyclists have evolved.

Policy makers want to implement some of those changes in an updated master plan currently under review. [See the updated plan here.]

Cycle …

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Bicyclist killed in south Seattle collision with a semi-truck

Update: A 54-year-old male bicyclist died in a collision with a semi-truck Wednesday morning in Seattle at the intersection of South Hanford Street and East Marginal Way South.

The cyclist was identified as Lance David of Federal Way, an avid cyclist. Reports say he regularly pedaled more than 5,000 miles a year and rode from …

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Bike share is now on tap for Seattle in Spring 2014

Puget Sound Bike Share has chosen Portland-based Alta Bicycle Share to operate a system that will be on the ground here by the spring of 2014 with 500 bicycles at 50 stations.

The announcement, made in the Seattle Times this morning, is expected later Tuesday afternoon.

Alta Bicycle Share is related to ….

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12 Bicycle Sundays return in 2013 for Seattle bike lovers

It’s always sunny in Seattle on  Bicycle Sundays.

Or at least that’s how I remember my regular rides over to Lake Washington Boulevard to enjoy some scenic bicycling without the worry of motor vehicle traffic.

The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with Cascade Bicycle Club, is continuing its tradition of closing a …

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Already plenty of bicycle events coming up in Seattle area

That sunny afternoon yesterday reminded me that loads of bicycling fun is coming up in the Seattle area. It’s only February, but the local bike clubs already are offering a full plate of early season activities.

The Cascade Bicycle Club registration for this year’s rides is an ongoing process and opened up to the general public on Tuesday (members get an early-bird opportunities). Here’s your link to register.

Among the rides open for registration is the STP (Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic) which is 80% booked already. That means …

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More work on Burke Gilman this week; mountain biking film on tap

Don’t be concerned when you see work crews show up on the Burke-Gilman Trail near Mathews Beach starting today.

There won’t be any miles-long detours around work areas for months on end like those facing bicyclists last year.

The Seattle Department of Transportation is repairing the pavement on the Hall of Fame rail-to-trail between NE …

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See Seattle bicycle master plan updates and comment

The bicycling public has a chance to talk directly with the city staff in charge of updating Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan at three public meetings this week.

The goal of the master plan, first approved in 2007, is to make bicycling a safe and integral part of getting around Seattle.

Meetings are scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.:

Wednesday (Nov. 7) at Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room, 600 Fourth Avenue …

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