Tag: Seattle

Updating Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan; upcoming meetings

Seattle’s bicycling future is being crafted right now as the city continues work on updating the 5-year-old Seattle Bicycle Master Plan.

The update project team will make a presentation to the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board on Wednesday night. More public meetings are planned in the coming months (see below).

The update project team plans to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/10/03/updating-seattles-bicycle-master-plan-upcoming-meetings/

Final Bicycle Sunday for 2012 in Seattle; Burning Man trike

The string of a dozen Bicycle Sundays in 2012 ended on a glorious sunny fall day in Seattle.

A steady stream of bicyclists — everyone from the hard-core cyclists to biking tots with their families — showed up on Lake Washington Boulevard on Sunday to ride without having to worry about cars. That’s because motor vehicles were banned for the day between Seward Park and Mount Baker Beach.

What really struck me, however, was the appearance of the MOOP Jet, a fanciful trike that might seem more at home at Burning Man, where it has made a couple of landings.

The hand-crafted vehicle is the creation of Clair Colquitt …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/09/24/bicycle-sundays-for-2012-in-seattle-moop-jet-trike-visits/

Some obstacles in the path of a Seattle bike share system

A partnership of government and private industry is starting down the road to launch a bike share system in the Seattle area.

First, however, they must overcome some obstacles that make Seattle unique among the dozen or so major North American cities with bike share — namely the terrain, the weather (rainy) and a mandatory …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/08/13/seattle-taking-steps-for-bike-share-system/

Man sentenced for 2011 hit-and-run of bicyclist in Seattle

A King County judge sentenced a motorist to 3 years and 5 months in prison on Friday for felony hit and run in the death of bicyclist Michael Wang.

That’s the maximum penalty that prosecutors had sought for Erlin Garcia-Reyes, 28.

The Seattle Times reports that Garcia-Reyes apologized for the crime and said through a …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/08/10/man-sentenced-for-2011-hit-and-run-of-bicyclist-in-seattle/

Charity bike ride for camp where seriously ill kids can ‘raise a little hell’

Over the years I’ve reported on quite a few charity bike rides at this blog, as well as published an exhaustive list of charity bike rides from across the US.

Now it’s time for me to step up and raise pledges for a charity bike ride I’m supporting.

This September I’ll be riding in the Camp Challenge, a charity bike ride to raise funds and awareness for Camp Korey, which serves children with life-altering medical conditions. I know about the camp out in the Snoqualmie Valley because my daughter has been attending one-week summer camps there for the past three years.

Paige (that’s her in the blue T-shirt in the upper right photo) has great fun ….

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/08/06/charity-bike-ride-for-camp-where-seriously-ill-kids-can-raise-a-little-hell/

Gas Works Park vantage for Blue Angels

Although the main stage of the Blue Angels performance at SeaFair in Seattle this weekend is Lake Washington, this group of cyclists knew they could see Friday’s practice runs from Gas Works Park overlooking Lake Union.

While lots of folks get in the car and drive to vantage points for the Blue Angels shows on Saturday and Sunday, the best way is simply to ride a bike …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/08/04/14097/

Cascade Bicycle Club’s wish list for safer Seattle streets

Ever since Seattle approved a Bicycle Master Plan in 2007, the Cascade Bicycle Club has issued occasional “report cards” on how well the city is doing in implementing the plan.

The latest Seattle Bicycle Report Card issued last week found that the rate of bicycling in the city has increased as the city installs more …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/07/31/cascade-bicycle-clubs-wish-list-for-safer-seattle-streets/

Driver in last year’s hit-and-run Seattle bicyclist fatality pleads guilty

The motorist charged with killing Seattle bicycle rider Michael Wang last summer faces up to three years and five months in prison after pleading guilty to felony hit-and-run on Tuesday.

The man, Erlin Garcia-Reyes, 28, of Normandy Park was arrested last month in connection with a car crash into a service station on Greenwood Avenue …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/07/18/driver-in-last-years-hit-and-run-seattle-bicyclist-fatality-pleads-guilty/

2012 STP cyclists roll out of Seattle for Portland

There are 10,000 fewer bicyclists on the streets of Seattle today; they left this morning for Portland.

They’re celebrating their love of the bicycle and self-propelled motion by participating in the 33rd annual Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, the most awesome bicycle spectacle in the Northwest.

Those who aren’t doing the 202.5-mile ride to Portland in one-day are doing it in two. ….

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/07/14/2012-stp-cyclists-roll-out-of-seattle-for-portland/

Good weather for weekend STP; avoiding congestion at the start

With pleasant weather forecast for this weekend’s Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic, the gnarliest part of the ride just might be getting to the starting line.

An official 10,000 cyclists could be leaving the University of Washington parking lot early Saturday morning for the 202.5-mile one-, or two-day bike ride to Portland’s Holladay Park.

Factor in the closure of the Route 520 bridge from Friday night through Monday morning, and you have a stressful start to the ride …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/07/12/good-weather-for-weekend-st/