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Rant & Rave

Times readers share their encounters with the good and the bad.

Category: bicycles
December 17, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Thanks, WSDOT, that feels much better

RAVE To the engineers of WSDOT who recently installed plates across the expansion joints on the Interstate 90 East Channel Bridge bike path. While we’ve been grateful to have a bike path to Mercer Island, for almost 30 years bicyclists have had to cross two expansion joints that were really jarring and just darn uncomfortable….

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November 16, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: Thanks, bicyclist, for knowing CPR

RAVE For the bicyclist who performed CPR on my husband when he suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed into the water at Kenmore boat launch. Bystanders pulled him out and saw he wasn’t breathing and didn’t have a pulse. The bicyclist saw what was happening, rode down and performed CPR until the medics arrived. Without this…

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October 26, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: I’ll stand up for a curtain call, thank you very much

RANT To the two women hiking Squak Mountain and allowing their pack of unleashed dogs to get aggressive with me and my leashed dog more than once. Why is the first thing out of your mouths excuses and not an apology? RAVE To the Seattle police officer who alerted us to a free street parking space…

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October 13, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Stay out of bike lanes, cars

RAVE To the gentleman who gave my young daughter an autographed Earl Thomas Seahawks football helmet outside a downtown restaurant. You made her night! RANT To motorists who use the bike lane so they can take curves at a higher speed or drift into the lane so they can see past cars ahead of them. Please…

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October 12, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Rant&Rave: Ditch the scooter in church, kid

RAVE To the patient bank customers trying to use the drive-up ATM when my battery died after my transaction, leaving me blocking the ATM. Without exception, every person was sympathetic and offered to help. The experience left me with renewed faith in the neighborliness of Seattleites (and a new battery!). RANT To the racist person who…

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October 7, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Daily Rant&Rave: Cyclist runs red light

RAVE For the newly painted mural on the wall of the Masonic building at Greenwood Avenue North and Northwest 80th Street. It’s gorgeous and adds a wonderful work of art to the neighborhood. RANT For the biker that didn’t stop for the red light, drove right in front of me against his red light as I…

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