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Pistils at Dawn is a media brand and publishing vehicle for Colin Drake; a Seattle-based artist, musician and bicycle enthusiast.

Latest Episodes

Safe 35th and the Jenny Durkan Motor Speedway

EIn this episode we talk with Chris Priest and Lolly Kunkler, the founders of Safe 35th. They are a group of people who support safety improvements along 35th Ave NE, a busy arterial street connecting the neighborhoods of Lake City, Maple Leaf, and University District. The avenue underwent a major re-pavement project this year using the city’s transportation budget and the design leading up to construction was for a protected bike lane traveling north and an unprotected bike lane moving south downhill. These bicycle lanes were on the Bicycle Master Plan for Seattle. It was a plan that took hundreds of hours of community engagement, volunteer hours, and lobbying effort to secure. 35th Ave NE was identified as a street that should include bicycle infrastructure improvement. However! What we now have is possibly a more dangerous road after re-pavement and laying paint on the road. No bike lanes have been constructed. Travel lanes have been widened, encouraging faster speeds. A center lane was introduced instead. Some dubbed it the Durkan Speedway, named after Seattle Mayor, Jenny Durkan. As the one to appoint the director of the Seattle Department of Transportation, and with the Mayor’s hands off involvement with neighborhood conflicting interest, she has had to accept some responsibility for the numerous crashes taking place on this street now and with people being hospitalized because of it. This corridor in the northeastern part of Seattle is a case study for the entire city, as we have seen injuries related to car crashes the highest they have been for nine years. Fortunate for us, we have Chris and Lolly here to help inform us with what occurred during the year leading up to construction, how the decision to scrap the bike lane plans came about, and what has happened to the street in the interim. Welcome to the show Chris and Lolly.

68 MINJUL 31
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Safe 35th and the Jenny Durkan Motor Speedway

Ryan Packer of The Urbanist talks to us about bicycle $$$ and the Seattle City Council

ERyan Packer of The Urbanist talks to us about bicycle $$$ and the Seattle City Council https://www.theurbanist.org

76 MINJAN 23
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Ryan Packer of The Urbanist talks to us about bicycle $$$ and the Seattle City Council

Back In The Saddle - Wheeltalk Seattle Season 2 Premier Live!

EMatthew and Colin discuss city life on two wheels in the first episode of season 2! Live streamed on the Wheeltalk Seattle YouTube channel October 18, 2018. Special thanks to Copper Tree Coffee House in north Capitol Hill for the studio space!

29 MIN2018 OCT 20
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Back In The Saddle - Wheeltalk Seattle Season 2 Premier Live!

Summer In Seattle - Live From Capitol Hill!

EMatthew and Colin discuss city life on two wheels. A live episode from Capitol Hill featuring Matthew on the kids bike velodrome at the 2018 Dead Baby Downhill.

29 MIN2018 AUG 15
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Summer In Seattle - Live From Capitol Hill!

Bicycle Benefits In Seattle - Live Interview With Ian Klepetar

EWe wanted to learn more about Bicycle Benefits and get the low-down on this year's Bicycle Bingo. Get your helmet stickers and bingo cards at Bicycle Benefits businesses! See bicyclebenefits.org for a list of participating Seattle businesses and groups.

92 MIN2018 JUL 24
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Bicycle Benefits In Seattle - Live Interview With Ian Klepetar

Goblin Disco Camping Adventure - Biking The Snoqualmie Valley And Palouse To Cascade Trails

EMatthew and Colin discuss city life on two wheels in a live episode of Wheeltalk Seattle. We take the bikes camping on the former John Wayne Trail to Ragnar for the night.

51 MIN2018 JUN 27
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Goblin Disco Camping Adventure - Biking The Snoqualmie Valley And Palouse To Cascade Trails

Would You Ride Naked? Spring Is Done. On To Summer Fun!

EMatthew and Colin discuss city life on two wheels.

32 MIN2018 JUN 23
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Would You Ride Naked? Spring Is Done. On To Summer Fun!

Wheeltalk Seattle - The REAL cost of bike lanes; Responding to Seattle Times & SDOT

EMatthew and Colin discuss city life on two wheels in another live episode of Wheeltalk Seattle. Follow us on Twitter @WheeltalkS Add us on Facebook @WheeltalkSeattle

37 MIN2018 MAY 22
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Wheeltalk Seattle - The REAL cost of bike lanes; Responding to Seattle Times & SDOT

Wheeltalk Seattle - Guest Spot Live with Mike Buendia

EMatthew and Colin chew the fat with Mike Buendia, a mechanic and builder of fine custom bicycles, and tells us about his life on two wheels. Learn more about Bike Works' advocacy by visiting the shop in Columbia City, Seattle or www.bikeworks.org

58 MIN2018 MAY 2
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Wheeltalk Seattle - Guest Spot Live with Mike Buendia

Wheeltalk Seattle Episode #107 Live

EAudio from episode 107 of Wheeltalk Seattle. Streamed live March 11, 2018 on YouTube.

77 MIN2018 MAR 12
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Wheeltalk Seattle Episode #107 Live

Latest Episodes

Safe 35th and the Jenny Durkan Motor Speedway

EIn this episode we talk with Chris Priest and Lolly Kunkler, the founders of Safe 35th. They are a group of people who support safety improvements along 35th Ave NE, a busy arterial street connecting the neighborhoods of Lake City, Maple Leaf, and University District. The avenue underwent a major re-pavement project this year using the city’s transportation budget and the design leading up to construction was for a protected bike lane traveling north and an unprotected bike lane moving south downhill. These bicycle lanes were on the Bicycle Master Plan for Seattle. It was a plan that took hundreds of hours of community engagement, volunteer hours, and lobbying effort to secure. 35th Ave NE was identified as a street that should include bicycle infrastructure improvement. However! What we now have is possibly a more dangerous road after re-pavement and laying paint on the road. No bike lanes have been constructed. Travel lanes have been widened, encouraging faster speeds. A center lane was introduced instead. Some dubbed it the Durkan Speedway, named after Seattle Mayor, Jenny Durkan. As the one to appoint the director of the Seattle Department of Transportation, and with the Mayor’s hands off involvement with neighborhood conflicting interest, she has had to accept some responsibility for the numerous crashes taking place on this street now and with people being hospitalized because of it. This corridor in the northeastern part of Seattle is a case study for the entire city, as we have seen injuries related to car crashes the highest they have been for nine years. Fortunate for us, we have Chris and Lolly here to help inform us with what occurred during the year leading up to construction, how the decision to scrap the bike lane plans came about, and what has happened to the street in the interim. Welcome to the show Chris and Lolly.

68 MINJUL 31
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Safe 35th and the Jenny Durkan Motor Speedway

Ryan Packer of The Urbanist talks to us about bicycle $$$ and the Seattle City Council

ERyan Packer of The Urbanist talks to us about bicycle $$$ and the Seattle City Council https://www.theurbanist.org

76 MINJAN 23
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Ryan Packer of The Urbanist talks to us about bicycle $$$ and the Seattle City Council

Back In The Saddle - Wheeltalk Seattle Season 2 Premier Live!

EMatthew and Colin discuss city life on two wheels in the first episode of season 2! Live streamed on the Wheeltalk Seattle YouTube channel October 18, 2018. Special thanks to Copper Tree Coffee House in north Capitol Hill for the studio space!

29 MIN2018 OCT 20
Comments
Back In The Saddle - Wheeltalk Seattle Season 2 Premier Live!

Summer In Seattle - Live From Capitol Hill!

EMatthew and Colin discuss city life on two wheels. A live episode from Capitol Hill featuring Matthew on the kids bike velodrome at the 2018 Dead Baby Downhill.

29 MIN2018 AUG 15
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Summer In Seattle - Live From Capitol Hill!

Bicycle Benefits In Seattle - Live Interview With Ian Klepetar

EWe wanted to learn more about Bicycle Benefits and get the low-down on this year's Bicycle Bingo. Get your helmet stickers and bingo cards at Bicycle Benefits businesses! See bicyclebenefits.org for a list of participating Seattle businesses and groups.

92 MIN2018 JUL 24
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Bicycle Benefits In Seattle - Live Interview With Ian Klepetar

Goblin Disco Camping Adventure - Biking The Snoqualmie Valley And Palouse To Cascade Trails

EMatthew and Colin discuss city life on two wheels in a live episode of Wheeltalk Seattle. We take the bikes camping on the former John Wayne Trail to Ragnar for the night.

51 MIN2018 JUN 27
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Goblin Disco Camping Adventure - Biking The Snoqualmie Valley And Palouse To Cascade Trails

Would You Ride Naked? Spring Is Done. On To Summer Fun!

EMatthew and Colin discuss city life on two wheels.

32 MIN2018 JUN 23
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Would You Ride Naked? Spring Is Done. On To Summer Fun!

Wheeltalk Seattle - The REAL cost of bike lanes; Responding to Seattle Times & SDOT

EMatthew and Colin discuss city life on two wheels in another live episode of Wheeltalk Seattle. Follow us on Twitter @WheeltalkS Add us on Facebook @WheeltalkSeattle

37 MIN2018 MAY 22
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Wheeltalk Seattle - The REAL cost of bike lanes; Responding to Seattle Times & SDOT

Wheeltalk Seattle - Guest Spot Live with Mike Buendia

EMatthew and Colin chew the fat with Mike Buendia, a mechanic and builder of fine custom bicycles, and tells us about his life on two wheels. Learn more about Bike Works' advocacy by visiting the shop in Columbia City, Seattle or www.bikeworks.org

58 MIN2018 MAY 2
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Wheeltalk Seattle - Guest Spot Live with Mike Buendia

Wheeltalk Seattle Episode #107 Live

EAudio from episode 107 of Wheeltalk Seattle. Streamed live March 11, 2018 on YouTube.

77 MIN2018 MAR 12
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Wheeltalk Seattle Episode #107 Live