July Showers bring Pedal Powers

July Showers bring Pedal Powers
No stops for raindrops             at the Little STP     at the West Seattle Junction bike corral         at the Alki Art Fair

35th Ave SW Safety Corridor – Except for People on Bikes

35th Ave SW Safety Corridor meeting tonight – good to be there with West Seattle Bike Connections members Theresa Beaulieu, Kathy Dunn, Bill Gobie, Keith Newham, Don Brubeck. We support the safety improvements planned for 35th, but only if it satisfies Seattle’s “complete streets” policy and ordinance, requiring accomodation for all modes of transportation. We’ve ...

35th Ave SW Safety – Public Meetings 7/15 & 7/16

Please join your neighbors at SDOT public meetings this week to support safety improvements on one of Seattle’s most dangerous and crash-prone streets – “I-35″. 294 collisions, 128 injuries and 2 fatalities in the last three years 5 fatalities in the last ten years   Wednesday, July 15, 2015 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Neighborhood ...

West Seattle Little STP – We Made It!

West Seattle Little STP - We Made It!
          ~25 people and 1 dog finished the ride from SW Seattle St to SW Portland St, with an unexpected welcome from a mother and daughter who live at the corner and treated us to ice cold otter pops! We had a one year old who promptly fell asleep on dad’s ...

Bridge bike counts up!

Bridge bike counts  up!
Bike count on Spokane St Bridge in June was up 13% over June 2014, and up 12.4% for the year to date over same period last year. It is also obvious from daily data that a lot of people skipped work on Fridays! Or took 1st Ave Bridge home, or car or bus. Click link ...

Yes SDOT – Make Admiral Way Safe

Yes SDOT - Make Admiral Way Safe
We support the Admiral Way Safety Project . Several of our members live on the west slope of Admiral Way SW. We share the concerns of our neighbors for the safety of our parked cars. But we are more concerned about the lives and personal safety of the people who walk and ride bikes everyday ...

Pedalheads Kid Bike Camp in West Seattle until July 24th

Pedalheads Kid Bike Camp in West Seattle until July 24th
Pedalheads is here in West Seattle until July 24th.  What is Pedalheads?  From their website: Pedalheads is a safe, fun and challenging learn to ride bike camp for kids 2-12. Since 1995 we have taught over 175,000 kids how to ride. Using our own Pedalheads® teaching methods, we use small classes and exceptional instructors to ...

July 12 West Seattle STP #3

Save the date: Sunday July 12, 9:30 am Have you ever wanted to do the Seattle to Portland bike ride? Or even wanted to do the 1-day STP? And never trained for it? Or remembered to sign up in time? Here is your big fat chance! Do it in 2 hours easy, and end up ...

Chelan 5-way changes this summer

Chelan 5-way changes this summer
We received this welcome message today from Emily Ehlers at SDOT! Thank you again for participating in last year’s design workshop to help improve the West Seattle five-way intersection (Chelan, Delridge, W Marginal, Spokane, POS T5 access road).  We generated a lot of great ideas and enthusiasm. Your hard work has paid off!  This summer, ...

Parks & Arts Ride #1

Parks & Arts Ride #1
Two dozen young, middle-aged and older people on bikes had a great time this morning exploring and playing in Jack Block Park and north Delridge. We saw Coast Salish art, and a steel plant and trains. We rode down a Dead End that wasn’t, if you were on a bike, and went to a giant ...