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April 14, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Seattle’s new bike plan: ride on calmer backstreets

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to overhaul its Bicycle Master Plan, to provide separated bike lanes as well as a network of calm backstreet routes known as greenways. The 2014 version is meant to serve what Councilmember Sally Bagshaw likes to call “willing but wary” riders.  That’s a shift from earlier thinking — to…

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July 9, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Bicyclist suffers head injury in Seattle accident

A 60-year-old bicyclist suffered a head injury after colliding with a car at East Olive Way and East Denny Way this afternoon, according to the Seattle Police Department. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition just before 4 p.m., Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said. He was not wearing a helmet. The accident…

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October 18, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Bicyclist killed in Everett is identified

The bicyclist who was struck and killed by a pickup in Everett Wednesday night has been identified as Trenton M. Graham, 30, of Everett by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. The southbound pickup hit Graham on the 10600 block of Evergreen Way after suddenly veering across the center line and three lanes of traffic, according…

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October 11, 2012 at 5:50 PM

An electric totem counts bicycles on Seattle’s Fremont Bridge

No more guessing, extrapolating or spinning: Seattle now takes a 24/7/365 count of bicycles on the Fremont Bridge, believed to be the state’s most popular cycle crossing. The city unveiled its 7-foot-high cycle counter Thursday. City staff expect up to 1 million bicycles will pass by it in a year. Bikes are detected by a sensor…

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October 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Bicyclists beware: Police cracking down in the University District

If you ride a bicycle on the Burke-Gilman Trail through the University District, the University of Washington police have a few words for you: “Stop behind the line.” If you don’t, you could get a ticket. A UW officer was stationed at the intersection of the Burke-Gilman and Brooklyn Avenue Northeast this morning, warning bicyclists that they…

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November 2, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Folks have lots to say on the city's bicycle plan

Looking for middle ground in the world of bicyling in Seattle is one tough task. That’s no more apparent than in the comments piling up on the story by Seattle Times staff reporter Mike Lindblom on the city of Seattle’s $300,000 Bicycle Master Plan apparently already reaching obsolescence. The four-year-old plan, all 174-pages of it…

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