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An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

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October 13, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Taking a Pronto bike for a spin

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Sketched Oct. 10, 2014

So, did you ride a Pronto bike yet?

I haven’t joined the program, which launched today, but I had an opportunity to take one for a spin last Friday inside the Pronto Cycle headquarters in Sodo. The spacious warehouse was filled with hundreds of bikes being readied for deployment to bike stations like the one I showed you a few days ago.

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October 3, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Countdown to bike share

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Sketched Oct. 2, 2014

Gabi_1003_bikeshare_03Rows of bulky bike racks and towering solar-powered kiosks just started popping up around Seattle.

It’s all for the new Pronto Bike Share system, which is scheduled to launch Oct. 13 with a fleet of 500 bright green, seven-speed bicycles. Fifty stations will be strategically located in residential and employment hubs like the University District, Capitol Hill, South Lake Union and downtown. To access the bikes for unlimited, 30-minute rides, you may sign up for an annual $85 membership online or purchase one- or three-day passes at the bike kiosks.

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February 17, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Old soul of Sodo shines out

Sketched Feb. 14, 2012 Ugly Sodo? Mike Peringer didn’t like that passing reference from one of my earlier columns. No surprise, as he is the president of the Sodo Business Association and proud of what’s going on in his part of town, including the prospect of a new NBA arena. Peringer said Sodo has been transforming…

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Comments | More in Buildings, History | Topics: Sodo

November 1, 2011 at 12:24 PM

A word on the Viaduct demolition: “Gorgeous”

Sketched Oct. 26, 1:44 p.m. I don’t use the Viaduct for my regular commute, so I can’t say I missed driving on it last week, when it closed for several days during the first phase of its demolition. Did the hyped “Viadoom” slow you down? What really stuck with me on a visit to the demolition zone…

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October 27, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Seattle’s got salt

Sketched Oct 26, 1:10 p.m. [Click sketch to view larger] With forecasts of a snowy winter ahead, I’ve been curious about the city’s preparedness this year. When I moved here in 2006, everyone told me “it never really snows in Seattle.” But it snowed that winter, and the next two. In December of 2008, back-to-back…

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July 16, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Operators crane to see, stack ‘cans’ at port

July 13, 10:54 a.m. Cargo ship Maersk Kawasaki is being loaded at Port of Seattle’s Terminal 18. The staggering line of port cranes at Harbor Island draws my attention every time I drive by. They hulk like giant mechanical dinosaurs wrangling colorful Lego blocks. I’ve always thought the longshoremen who operate them must enjoy one…

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Comments | More in Industry | Topics: Port of Seattle, Sodo

May 26, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Countdown to light rail: 51 days.

May 26, 1:09 p.m. It’s real and it’s running. I saw and sketched light rail train 102A yesterday afternoon. They were doing tests up to Stadium station. Tests through the bus tunnel are also planned before July 18, when the line will open to the public. This one was stopped on the track long enough for…

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