Memories of Mike Wang – Stories from those who knew him

(Do you have a Mike Wang story to share? Please email editor@lakeunionbeat.com)

They’d ask me why the people in my photos weren’t smiling.  I’d tell them it’s ‘cause they’re not happy.  I just got the picture.

–  Mike Wang; on colleagues’ responses to some of his documentary photography work

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Suspect Arrested in Mike Wang Hit and Run

A terrifically important development for us here at the Beat. We’ve been on this story since the unfortunate day last summer, and have received several kind and thoughtful notes from Mike’s family and friends.

Nearly one year after bicyclist Michael Wang was killed by a hit-and-run driver as he rode home from work, Seattle […]

Brian Fairbrother Bike Tragedy Leads to Safety Installation on Lake Union

SEATTLE — For people who ride bicycles in Downtown Seattle, there can be surprises around every corner. The Seattle Department of Transportation just got rid of one of those surprises right along Fairview Avenue, where tragedy created awareness and a solution.

The DOT installed posts on the sidewalk along Fairview Avenue to slow down […]

An Evening to Remember Mike Wang – October 18th Tribute

An Evening to Remember Mike Wang Palace Ballroom Seattle, WA

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Please join us for an evening to remember our colleague, friend, and fellow cyclist: Mike Wang.  We lost Mike on July 28, 2011, when he was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding his bicycle home from work that day.

Mike was […]

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 […]

Editor’s Note Regarding the Hit and Run Death of Mike Wang

Much of the purpose of a community newspaper is community support, and since we were very saddened by the news of the death of a beloved local figure last week in a bicycle accident, we’ve decided to print the following letter to us in its entirety.

 Dear Editor,

I was referred to Lake Union Beat by Noelle […]