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Secret Shows: Seattle music on the down low

On a recent Friday, I went to my first Seattle Secret Shows, a concert experience akin to being blindfolded, tossed in the back of a…

What I learned pedaling the Pronto! Marathon

The brand new Pronto! bike share system launched on October 8 with 500 bikes and 50 stations clustered in the University District, South Lake Union,…

Bike share rolls onto Seattle streets

Seattle’s brand new Pronto! Bike Share system is open for business, launched this morning with official hoopla led by increasingly pro-bike Mayor Ed Murray. The…

Second Avenue: Just the beginning for protected bike lanes

Long considered one of Seattle’s most dangerous bike lanes, Second Avenue between Pike Street and Yesler Way is now being lauded for its shiny new…

Robert Reich: How to fight for economic fairness in Seattle and beyond

For the past 40 years, the gap between the wealthy and everyone else in the United States has steadily widened. According to a 2012 study…

Photos: Faces from Seattle’s climate march

On September 21, a large and diverse crowd of environmentalists, social justice, labor and religious groups, representatives from local tribes and many others filled Westlake…

A rider’s review of Seattle’s new 2nd Avenue bike lane

This morning, Seattle bike commuters got their first taste of the Department of Transportation’s overhauled section of the 2nd Avenue bike lane. The new protected…

SPD’s Communications Squad: The kids are all right

In 2013, at Seattle’s annual stoner gathering, HempFest, the Seattle Police Department’s Public Affairs Office made national headlines with Operation Orange Fingers, doling out bags…

Facelift for 2nd Avenue’s bike death trap

If all goes according to plan, Seattle’s worst bike lane will be one of its best by the end of the summer. The Seattle Department…

Seattle startup brings the sharing economy to dinner tables, backyard farms

Given Seattle’s long tech history and environmentally friendly bent, it makes sense that a few entrepreneurs are trying to bolster the hyperlocal food movement with…

Hitting and killing a cyclist? That’ll be $175

On March 18, the 29-year old driver of a pickup truck hit and fatally injured 19-year old Caleb Shoop as he rode his bike through…

Is Seattle too hilly for bikeshare?

Since the announcement of Seattle’s forthcoming Pronto! bike share program, people have been asking whether the pedal-powered transportation can really succeed in a city this…

Why bike sharing could get more women riding in Seattle

Over the past nine years, the percentage of Seattleites commuting by bike has slowly climbed from 2.31 to 4.1 percent. Seattle officials see the forthcoming…