biking http://kplu.org en Expert: Downtown Seattle streets 'extremely dangerous' for bicyclists http://kplu.org/post/expert-downtown-seattle-streets-extremely-dangerous-bicyclists <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 26px;"><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Seattle consistently ranks high on top-10 lists for bike-friendly cities.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px;">But the keynote speaker at an urban cycling symposium taking place at the University of Washington this week gives Seattle a scathing review.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:14:49 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9120 at http://kplu.org Expert: Downtown Seattle streets 'extremely dangerous' for bicyclists Cycling symposium: Seattle’s primer for more urban biking http://kplu.org/post/cycling-symposium-seattle-s-primer-more-urban-biking <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Experts on urban cycling are</span><a href="http://faculty.washington.edu/abassok/bikeurb/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> convening at the University of Washington</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this week to talking about how to get more people out of cars and onto bikes. And the experts say Seattle is poised to get to the next level.</span></p><p>Seattle is about half way through its ten-year <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikemaster_materials.htm">Bicycle Master Plan</a>. An update is under way and expected to be approved by the Seattle City Council this fall. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9107 at http://kplu.org Cycling symposium: Seattle’s primer for more urban biking Biking while drinking arrest in Gresham http://kplu.org/post/biking-while-drinking-arrest-gresham <p>GRESHAM, Ore. — A Gresham man was arrested for riding his bike under the influence of alcohol after he collided with a Multnomah County sheriff's car. Gresham police and the deputy say the 32-year-old man admitted having three drinks and had an open container on his bike when he ran through a red light about 1:30 a.m. Thursday at an intersection. The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/KMoHTn ) the bike wasn't knocked over in the collision but the back wheel was bent. The rider had a minor injury.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:56:33 +0000 The Associated Press 6520 at http://kplu.org