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It’s official: Seattle’s much-anticipated bike share program will launch with 500 bikes in September, thanks to a $2.5 million grant from Alaska Airlines.

City officials unveiled the plan for the program, called "Pronto! Emerald City Cycle Share," on Monday.

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Seattle consistently ranks high on top-10 lists for bike-friendly cities. But the keynote speaker at an urban cycling symposium taking place at the University of Washington this week gives Seattle a scathing review.

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Experts on urban cycling are convening at the University of Washington this week to talking about how to get more people out of cars and onto bikes. And the experts say Seattle is poised to get to the next level.

Seattle is about half way through its ten-year Bicycle Master Plan. An update is under way and expected to be approved by the Seattle City Council this fall.

GRESHAM, Ore. — A Gresham man was arrested for riding his bike under the influence of alcohol after he collided with a Multnomah County sheriff's car. Gresham police and the deputy say the 32-year-old man admitted having three drinks and had an open container on his bike when he ran through a red light about 1:30 a.m. Thursday at an intersection. The Oregonian reports ( ) the bike wasn't knocked over in the collision but the back wheel was bent. The rider had a minor injury.