bicycling http://kuow.org en Seattle Police Use Twitter To Reunite Bikes With Their Owners http://kuow.org/post/seattle-police-use-twitter-reunite-bikes-their-owners <p>It’s a terrible feeling: walking out of a Seattle farmers market with your fresh rutabaga only to find that your bike is missing from where you parked it.</p><p>Detective Sergeant Cindy Granard can relate. “That can be a great tragedy – being a former bike officer I understand that.” Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:28:34 +0000 David Hyde 29327 at http://kuow.org Seattle Police Use Twitter To Reunite Bikes With Their Owners Seattle Gets A Revised Bicycle Master Plan http://kuow.org/post/seattle-gets-revised-bicycle-master-plan <p>Marcie Sillman talks with <a href="http://www.cascade.org/principal-planner">Jeff Aken</a>, principal planner at the Cascade Bicycle Club, about Seattle's revised <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/docs/bmp/nov13/readers%20guide_final.pdf">bicycle master plan</a>. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:59:43 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 24756 at http://kuow.org Seattle Gets A Revised Bicycle Master Plan Shifting Gears: Commuting Aboard The L.A. Bike Trains http://kuow.org/post/shifting-gears-commuting-aboard-la-bike-trains One of the largest obstacles in getting people to bike to work is their fear of getting hit by a car. A new grass-roots project in Los Angeles is helping folks navigate the ins and outs of traffic.<p>It's 6:45 a.m. and Barbara Insua is busy packing a bag. She will ride seven miles from her home in Pasadena to NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, where she works as a graphic designer. She only started doing this ride a few months ago.<p>"It was kind of daunting," she says, "because seven miles to the lab — I didn't know how to do it. Sun, 01 Dec 2013 22:44:00 +0000 editor 24706 at http://kuow.org Shifting Gears: Commuting Aboard The L.A. Bike Trains Not So Fast, Cyclists. State Is Counting You For Annual Bike Count http://kuow.org/post/not-so-fast-cyclists-state-counting-you-annual-bike-count <p>Every year in January, volunteers fan out across King County to count the number of people who are homeless. In February, the great backyard bird count tracks birds and species all over the world.</p><p>On Thursday, it was Washington state&rsquo;s bicycle count, when hundreds of people across the state stood on corners and counted cyclists, pedestrians and others using non-motorized method of transportation like in-line skates and skateboards. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 17:33:40 +0000 Sara Lerner 21444 at http://kuow.org Not So Fast, Cyclists. State Is Counting You For Annual Bike Count Cycle Track Plan Worries Business Owners In Ravenna http://kuow.org/post/cycle-track-plan-worries-business-owners-ravenna <p><a href="http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikemaster.htm">Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan </a>includes a proposal for a bike lane on NE 65<sup>th</sup> Street. The bike lane would be a cycle track, which is a protected lane for bikes. Usually such lanes take away some parking. Sat, 17 Aug 2013 00:33:02 +0000 Meghan Walker 18750 at http://kuow.org Cycle Track Plan Worries Business Owners In Ravenna Bike Helmets: Love Them Or Hate Them? http://kuow.org/post/bike-helmets-love-them-or-hate-them <p>The Seattle City Council is developing a bike-sharing program for the city. Under the current plan, around 500 seven-speed bikes and helmets will be available to rent from kiosks in parts of Seattle.&nbsp;</p><p>Some bike-sharing advocates say the helmet requirement is a big problem, because nobody who rents a bike will also want to rent a helmet.&nbsp; But it’s illegal to bike in King County without one. Should King County keep the helmet rule? Would you rent a bike and&nbsp;a helmet? Ross Reynolds hears from listeners. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:16:31 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18728 at http://kuow.org Bike Helmets: Love Them Or Hate Them? Imagining Seattle's Bike Utopia http://kuow.org/post/imagining-seattles-bike-utopia <p></p><p>How do you get to work: Do you drive? Do you take the bus? Perhaps you carpool. What would it take to get you to ride a bike to work? Would you ride a bike if there were more trails away from traffic? Perhaps the only thing stopping you from putting the clippy shoe on the pedal is all those pesky inclines. Ross Reynolds hears from listeners about what their bike utopia would look like&nbsp;and checks in with reporter Erica Barnett about what is in&nbsp;the <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/docs/bmp/2013/SBMP%20Complete%206%205%202013%202%20pm.pdf">Seattle Master&nbsp;Bike&nbsp;Plan (PDF)</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Public Meeting</strong><br>"Making the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan Work for Your Business," 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Russell Investment Center (1301 Second Ave, floor 17). Host:<a href="http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikemaster.htm"> Seattle Department of Transportation.</a> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:20:00 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 17153 at http://kuow.org Imagining Seattle's Bike Utopia Cycle Tracks Debut In North Seattle http://kuow.org/post/cycle-tracks-debut-north-seattle <p>The city’s first cycle tracks have been installed in North Seattle. They’re designated bike lanes, separated from car traffic by a parking strip and located on Linden Avenue, a quiet side street just off Aurora Avenue North. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:47:15 +0000 Meghan Walker 16702 at http://kuow.org Cycle Tracks Debut In North Seattle Seattle’s Master Bike Plan http://kuow.org/post/seattle-s-master-bike-plan <p>The new draft of Seattle’s <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikemaster_materials.htm">Master Bike Plan</a> is out today. Erica Barnett, news editor at Publicola, joins David Hyde today to talk about what that means for Seattle’s bicyclists. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:19:49 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 14447 at http://kuow.org Seattle’s Master Bike Plan Bike To Work Day http://kuow.org/post/bike-work-day <p></p><p>Today is <a href="http://sdotblog.seattle.gov/2013/05/14/bike-to-work-day-friday-may-17th/">National Bike to Work Day</a> and <em>The Conversation’s</em> Hannah Burn asked people in the neighborhood how they got to work or school today. The Census Bureau reports that in 2011,&nbsp;about half a&nbsp;percent of commuters biked to work in the United States. Seattle seems to trend higher as of the 14 people&nbsp;Burn talked to, 28 percent were cyclists.</p><p> Fri, 17 May 2013 18:41:31 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 13295 at http://kuow.org Bike To Work Day Bike To Work Day Is Friday, Drive Carefully http://kuow.org/post/bike-work-day-friday-drive-carefully <p>National Bike to Work Day is May 17. That means lots more cyclists on the roads. Washington drivers should be even more careful, not only for safety reasons, but also because of a recent change to Washington state law.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:05:18 +0000 Derek Wang 13229 at http://kuow.org Bike To Work Day Is Friday, Drive Carefully Cyclist Killed In Seattle On First Day of Bike To Work Month http://kuow.org/post/cyclist-killed-seattle-first-day-bike-work-month <p></p><p>For the first time this year, a cyclist was killed in Seattle. It happened Wednesday in a fatal collision involving a bike and a semi truck. Wednesday was also the first day of National Bike To Work Month.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 14:27:48 +0000 Derek Wang 12367 at http://kuow.org Cyclist Killed In Seattle On First Day of Bike To Work Month Five Lessons For Seattle Bike Share Plan http://kuow.org/post/five-lessons-seattle-bike-share-plan <p></p><p>The plan to create a bike sharing program in Seattle is clicking into a higher gear. <a href="http://pugetsoundbikeshare.org/">Puget Sound Bike Share</a> hopes to launch in 2014 in parts of the University District, Eastlake, Capitol Hill, South Lake Union, Downtown and Queen Anne. Organizers updated Seattle officials Tuesday on their progress and said they hope to hire a vendor by the spring.<br> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:45:51 +0000 Derek Wang 8134 at http://kuow.org Five Lessons For Seattle Bike Share Plan Put The Pedals To The Metal: Last Call For Public Comment On The Future Of Cycling In Seattle http://kuow.org/post/put-pedals-metal-last-call-public-comment-future-cycling-seattle <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle is in the process of updating its <a href="http://web1.seattle.gov/SDOT/SDOTBikePubEngageMap/">20 year Bicycle Master Plan</a>. Public comment is due January 31 – the last Thursday of this month. Bike advocates say the plan would transform Seattle into one of the top cycling cities in the world.&nbsp; But will the changes be enough to convince you to commute to work by a bike? Ross Reynolds takes a closer look at the proposed plan with special guests and listeners.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:20:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 7026 at http://kuow.org Put The Pedals To The Metal: Last Call For Public Comment On The Future Of Cycling In Seattle