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Puget Sound Bike Share

Seattle Bike Share Nears

Posted on April 8th, 2014 · Posted in Dumbness, Government, Laws

With Seattle (finally) getting a bike share system later this year, the Puget Sound Bike Share program has put together an interactive site showing proposed bike share station locations.  You.. read more

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Lukewarm on Seattle Bike Share

Posted on May 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Bikes, Dumbness, Laws

Hub and Bespoke blog wrote the other day about Seattle bike share, with some nice links to posts about how great these systems are in other cities. And they are.. read more

Rep. Orcutt Still at it

Posted on March 4th, 2013 · Posted in Dumbness, Government, Laws

I had thought perhaps Rep. Ed Orcutt was concerned with environmental or economic justice. But via Bikehugger, we learn that Orcutt has walked back his silly comments about the environmental.. read more

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Another Reason Seattle’s Bag Ban Sucks

Posted on March 1st, 2013 · Posted in Dumbness, Laws

Besides increasing the number of bags that have to be recycled, lengthening the wait in checkout lines, forcing me to buy cat poop bags, and on more than one occasion.. read more

WA Proposes $25 tax on Bicycles

Posted on February 20th, 2013 · Posted in Dumbness, Government, Laws

Democrats in the Washington legislature have just announced details of the next decade’s $9.8 billion transportation budget.  Included in the budget?  A proposal for a new fee (likely a sales.. read more

Nuts at Nutella

Posted on October 19th, 2012 · Posted in Dumbness, Lawyers

I’ve posted before about trademark bullying. It’s a classic example of letting legal process take precedence over good business judgment – and it illustrates starkly why it’s often a bad.. read more

Bike Deaths and Fixie Fashion

Posted on September 12th, 2011 · Posted in Dumbness, Laws

This has been a sobering ending to what passes for summer in Seattle, with three recent cycling deaths on and around Capitol Hill. I was down in South Lake Union.. read more

Aloha Means Goodbye

Posted on May 26th, 2011 · Posted in Commuting, Dumbness, Roads

I don’t know what it is about the stretch of Aloha Street eastbound from 19th to 23rd Avenues. There’s a four-way stop at 19th. A light and “T” intersection at.. read more

Brain Donors

Posted on May 6th, 2011 · Posted in Bikes, Dumbness

My experiment with riding fixed gear has made me more attuned to other fixed gear riders. I don’t usually see too many, but yesterday I had 3 separate sightings as.. read more

30 Days of Biking – Day 5

Posted on April 5th, 2011 · Posted in 30 Days of Biking, Dumbness

Commuted to work. While the fixie hipsters usually stick to the north-south direction on Capitol Hill (or simply hang at the tennis court/bike polo ground at Cal Anderson Park), I.. read more