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September 8, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Second Avenue entices cyclists, baffles motorists

City officials were right. Seattle’s new protected bike lane on Second Avenue, which opened Monday morning, is already a game changer. Bike traffic appeared to be three or four times normal, though some gains can be attributed to the novelty of the project.  The Seattle Department of Transportation is expected to have numbers later today….

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September 4, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Memorial ride planned Friday afternoon for bicyclist Sher Kung

A large group of people is expected to ride their bicycles slowly along Second Avenue in Seattle on Friday afternoon, in a community memorial for the bicyclist killed there last week. Sher Kung, a 31-year-old mother and attorney, was killed when a truck turned left into her bicycle as she rode to work. Her fiancee, Christine…

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May 7, 2014 at 5:44 PM

Design begins for safer Second Avenue bike lane

The Seattle Department of Transportation is aiming to build an interim, protected bike lane on Second Avenue by September — in time for the fall debut of Pronto! bikeshare. The lane will extend from Pike Place Market to Pioneer Square, said SDOT spokesman Rick Sheridan.  Mayor Ed Murray announced his September goal at a Cascade Bicycle Club…

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