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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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 […]

Safe Streets Social – Slow ride to honor the fallen and support each other (9/24)

From our friends at the Seattle Bike Blog — the memorial rally is set for this Saturday.

Date: September 24 Time: Meet at 3, ride at 4 Place: South Lake Union Park (Moving Planet will be wrapping up) Route: We will ride to the memorials created for Mike Wang, Brian Fairbrother and Robert Townsend.

The […]

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 […]

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 […]