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June 4, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Seattle is too hilly for cycling

In 2012, I spent a week in Copenhagen, saw its impressive system of bicycle lanes and visited with friends who don’t own a car and bike many miles to work [“How Seattle can close the cycling gap with Copenhagen,” Opinion, May 30].

But no amount of bicycle lanes and tracks stuck willy-nilly into Seattle’s narrow and hilly streets will make us a Copenhagen. They key difference: Copenhagen is flat.

Without hills, Copenhagen residents of many ages and abilities can use


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April 27, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Minimum wage: Prices for senior services could surge

Thanks to Seattle Times reporting, we know about effects of a $15 minimum wage on baristas and burger prices [“$15 wage — and tips, too?” Page One, April 21]. But what about impacts for seniors and the disabled? Vague references to nonprofits is the only clue that anything more than restaurant prices is at…


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