Lake Union Beat to devote entire next print issue to bike accident victims

Call for Submissions!

Mike Wang, Brian Fairbrother, Robert Townsend. The deaths of these three men might be the catalyst for some real change in our city towards better bicycle and traffic safety, We’d like to honor them with a special print edition and we need your help! Do you have an anecdote, memory, story? to […]

Mike Wang Hit and Run Driver Still at large

In the past few days there’s been much publicity about the recent bike deaths on Lake Union. We’re reposting this piece about Mike to remind readers that the driver of the vehicle still remains unidentified, and that Mike was also much loved, and left behind a family and many friends. Editor’s Note Regarding the Hit and […]

Beautiful memorial held for Brian Fairbrother

The Seattle Bike Blog has posted a very nice piece on the memorial for Brian yesterday.

Seattle shocked by multiple bicycle deaths

The Beat staff feels especially affected by the recent trio of deaths along Lake Union. We’ve received hundreds of inquiries for more information and thoughts on what can be done. Right now we are just absorbing the losses with all of you and communicating  as to what good can come out of this (cliche’ […]

Fairbrother memorial will march from South Lake Union Vivace to Volunteer Park

All are welcome! Join our community Vivace Espresso is inviting you to join a memorial march for Brian Fairbrother on Tuesday, September 13th. The event will start at his workplace, the Vivace coffeehouse next to the REI store in South Lake Union, continue at the crash site and then at a picnic at Volunteer Park. Someone […]

Yet another horrific bike accident off Lake Union results in fatality

With her bike leaned against the lamp post, Erinn Peet-Lukes looks down at the memorial for Robert Townsend, a co-worker at Jimmy John’s who died after colliding with a car in the University District on Saturday.

At the Beat we are lamenting the string of bike tragedies this summer along our lakeshore. This most recent accident […]

Amazon installs pickup location at Seattle Athletic Club

7-Eleven isn’t the only new place you can pick up an Amazon package. Now the online retailer has a pickup center at the Seattle Athletic Club’s Northgate location.

The Amazon machine has 40 locked boxes, as well as two boxes identified by letters. A notice to members posted at the club said purchases could be […]

Two Lake Union neighborhoods in Snackdown! Challenge – Fremont vs. Wallingford

The polls are open in the Seattle Weekly Snackdown Challenge 2nd Round match-up between Fremont and Wallingford.

Erin Thompson steps up to defend Fremont and its culinary treats.

Fremonters already call their neighborhood the Center of the Universe; we’ll go ahead and add Center of the Foodie-verse to that boast. Fremont’s best restaurants range […]

South Lake Union’s Amazon gets a major tax reprieve from California


SAN FRANCISCO — California lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a compromise bill Friday night giving a one-year reprieve from having to collect a sales tax from its customers in the state.

Under the new measure, Amazon agreed to start collecting the tax in September 2012 unless there was federal legislation on the issue. Senator Richard […]

Second tragic Lake Union bike accident of the summer claims another beloved local

With raw grief still palpable over the hit-and-run death of Mike Wang this summer, another legendary local man has died as a result of injuries received Aug 30. Following is the report (with permission) from the Seattle Times:

For thousands of Seattleites over the years, Brian Fairbrother was the face of morning.

A longtime barista […]