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April 19, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Saturday Memo: Seattle’s safety rating for biking, walking … Timber sale near Oso canceled … Sounders, Mariners play on road

sat_weatherWeather: Upper 50s, some off-and-on rain. National Weather Service forecast

Is Seattle safe for bicyclists, pedestrians? FYI Guy Gene Balk takes a look and finds that Seattle has the nation’s second-lowest fatality rate for pedestrians, and the eighth-lowest for cyclists, for an overall No. 2 ranking. It appears that when it comes to urban walking and cycling, there is safety in numbers. The more people who walk and bike, the lower the rate of fatalities. Here are the details about the situation locally and around the country.

Timber sale near Oso canceled: The state Department of Natural Resources has canceled a timber sale near the Oso mudslide. The state wants to further assess the proposed sale to ensure there would be no risks to nearby homes. Read more about the decision and what’s ahead.

Sounders, Mariners play away today: The Sounders are on the road tonight against Chivas USA. Read Joshua Mayers’ preview of the match, which can be seen at 7:30 p.m. on JOEtv (Channel 10). As for the Mariners, ouch! Seattle lost its fourth straight last night, giving up a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth in Miami. They try to break out of the slump today. See the game at 4:10 p.m. on ROOT (Channel 30). Read reporter Ryan Divish’s account of the misery.

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