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FRIDAY, NOV. 15, 2013

FRIDAY, FEB. 8, 2013

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012

FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011

TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011

TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011

Ride Of Silence

There was an amazing turnout last night for the Ride Of Silence- around 150 cyclists showed up, many just off work. Mayor Mary Verner spoke briefly, we rode together silently and wore bright green signs that said "Share The Road" and "Ride Of Silence." It...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011

Do you wear a bicycle helmet? If not, why? 

This is a German ad from the Consumerist and it reads “Be careful when transporting fragile goods.” Pretty nasty stuff. But the question remains do you wear a helmet? On my bike commute downtown, I see too many NOT wearing a helmet even though it's...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011

Help shape Spokane's Pedestrian Master Plan

As I mentioned last week, the City of Spokane is beginning a Pedestrian Master Plan. The Plan will help to increase pedestrian safety and mobility, support a multimodal transportation system, and provide guidance on the best use of resources to implement pedestrian initiatives. You can...

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MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011

How to tune up your bike for Spring

Bicycles are easy to tune up and with the weather getting (slightly) better check out this fun video about the ABCs of how to tune up your bicycle for spring, from Etsy and New York's Recycle-A-Bicycle. Tune Up Your Bicycle For Spring from Etsy on...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

Senate Passes Historic Food Safety Bill

Good news amidst all the partisan bickering: This morning, the U.S. Senate put all that aside and passed historic legislation to protect consumers from preventable food-borne illness. The victory was a 3-1 margin. Now it's on to the House. Elizabeth Hitchcock from PIRG said “according...

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SUNDAY, OCT. 17, 2010

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 11, 2010

Pedal With The Politicians

I think this should be a more common event. After the first round of public workshops for City Of Spokane Valley Bike/Pedestrian Plan, you are invited to help showcase the needs and opportunities for Valley cycling. Join local bicyclists, elected officials, and staff for an...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010

FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010

USDOT supports Complete Streets

Great news for Complete Streets: Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood issued a policy statement calling for pedestrian and bicyclist transportation projects that also focus more on transit riders and people of all ages and disabilities. “This is end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 12, 2008

Calm before the storm

We’re in for some serious weather in the Inland Northwest this week. A foot of snow and maybe even 10 below? Bring it on. Actually, please don’t. Be safe. In case you missed it in the S-R, public agencies have been getting the word out...

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