S Lander Street Bridge – a Complete Street?

S Lander Street Bridge - a Complete Street?
Scenes from the site of the proposed S Lander Street Bridge during 10 minutes on a Monday mid-afternoon. This is West Seattle’s connection to ST Light Rail, Beacon Hill, and major employers like Seattle School District HQ, Starbucks HQ, USPS in SODO. Freight, yes, but also people on buses, on bikes, and on foot. At ...

Sunday 9/25 Bike Rodeo at Summer Parkways

Bring your young rider (~4 to 12 years old) and their bike to have fun and learn some riding skills! We’ll be on Alki Ave at 62nd across from Sunfish, 11 am to 4 pm. Lots of other activities too, and the street along the beach will be wide open (not “closed”) for walking, riding, ...

Spokane St Bridge Counts 1

Spokane St Bridge Counts
The bridge goes sideways, and so do the bike counts this year. Up just 1.8% year to date over last year. June and July were lower, after an amazing Viaduct-closure boost in May. August was up.  Pretty much the same pattern at the Fremont Bridge. If you or someone you know decided ride in May ...

Where is the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project?

Designed, with years of community input. The next step: SDOT, the Mayor and City Council need to get it funded for construction. Didn’t happen last year. Let’s let them know we want it in the budget this year! It’s a key element of West Seattle’s development in the “Triangle” east of the West Seattle Junction, ...

Tuesday, September 6 WSBC Meeting 1

6:30 to 8:00 at HomeStreet Bank, 41st Ave SW & SW Alaska Street. You are invited! Come plan for a bike rodeo and the Disaster Relief Trials at West Seattle Summer Parkways, support for Fauntleroy Boulevard Project, choices for greenway routes around High Point and Morgan Junction. and whatever is on your mind related to ...

Endolyne Triangle Improvements

Endolyne Triangle Improvements
Thank you, JIm Curtin and Dongho Change at SDOT and Fauntleroy Community Association, for the “fast and light” project at Endolyne Triangle at the intersections of 45th SW, SW Wildwood Place,and SW Brace Point Drive. These inexpensive changes make a tricky set of intersection easier to negotiate by foot, bike or car. And, a new ...

West Seattle Bridge Trail Repaving 1

West Seattle Bridge Trail work included in Spokane St repaving coming up — thank you West Seattle Blog for reporting this under-the-radar project. http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/pave_spokane.htm We’ll be looking for more information on design and detours during construction.

Duwamish Trail hazard removed – South Park

Duwamish Trail hazard removed - South Park
 R.I.P South Park Tree. A long saga is over. The notorious narrow humped passage around the tree in the Duwamish Trail is gone.  The trail is back to its full, not-so-wide width. It is flat and paved where there was a hazardous obstacle. This cottonwood had been growing into the trail and getting worse for ...

WSBC August meeting moved to 9th

We have re-scheduled our monthly meeting to Tuesday, August 9th, so we can participate in Night Out on the streets on the 2nd. Same time 6:30 to 8:00 pm Same place HomeStreet Bank, 41st SW & SW Alaska. calendar listing

August 4 public meeting – 35th Ave SW & Greenway

We need a well designed and well built Greenway  parallel to 35th Ave, with safe crossings of “I-35”.  Can you attend? SDOT public meeting including parallel Greenway planning: Thursday, Aug. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Neighborhood House High Point (6400 Sylvan Way SW). Low stress bike routes along the north-south spines of West ...