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 […]

A note from the editor about our upcoming Bike accident tribute issue

Regarding our upcoming Tribute issue for Mike Wang, Robert Townsend, and Brian Fairbrother. We’ve been touched by the response . To clarify deadlines for those of you emailing about that, we want this to be very nice! These men deserve a beautiful job so we do not want rushed stories. But keep in mind that this is […]

Mayor McGinn’s Statement on the Bicycle Accidents

from the Mayor’s blog:

Improving safety and responsibility on our roads

As part of my commute I bike the same route taken on Dexter Avenue by Mike Wang, a 42 year old father of two who worked at PATH. One afternoon, on his ride home just two blocks from his office, he was killed in […]

Police seize SUV possibly connected to Mike Wang death

This just into us from the seattletimes.com site

Seattle police have seized a Chevy Suburban, possibly connected with the hit-and-run fatality of Michael Wang, a photographer who died July 29 when he was struck by an SUV while riding his bicycle on Dexter Avenue North at Thomas Street.

The Suburban was in Port Orchard when […]

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’ […]

Lake Union Beat Debuts Staff Writers’ Bookstore

Several of our staff members have written some alarmingly! fine stuff – so we’re posting content links as we get them. Do you want to contribute to the Beat and get in on the fun/action at the same time? email editor@lakeunionbeat.com

Final Draft – A Noir thriller set in the shady underworld of Hollywood. By Peter Hansen, […]

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 […]