WSBC Meeting February 3

6:30 to 8:00 pm. Come join us!  Open meeting to plan and report on advocacy, events, rides to make it easier and safer to get around by bike in West Seattle. Usually at HomeStreet Bank, 41st Ave SW & SW Alaska St, near the Alaska Junction. Check location the day of meeting.

Councilmember Tom Rasmussen has decided not to run for re-election, as you may know by now if you read the West Seattle Blog or the Seattle Bike BlogThank you, Tom Rasmussen for serving us well. We will miss you especially in West Seattle, but you are leaving us a legacy of a better transportation network ...

Options for Chelan 5-way intersection! 1

Options for Chelan 5-way intersection!
Short, Medium and Long Term schemes were presented at tonight’s Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board Meeting. These grew out of a workshop held last February with participation by SDOT and lots of stakeholders, including West Seattle Bike Connections.  The short term option has funding and can be completed in 2015. The medium and long term options ...

Crosswalks on Delridge for Boren School

A win for traffic safety at Boren School on Delridge! Last February we helped push Craig Rankin’s initiative in going after a Seattle Neighborhood Parks and Streets Fund grant for a crosswalk at Boren. It’s a super long block where people cross the busy street with no protection. The initial reaction to the proposal was ...

Tuesday, January 6 – WSBC meeting

Tuesday January 6 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm HomeStreet Bank, SW Alaska St & 41st Ave SW near West Seattle Junction Open meeting – you are invited!  What should we take on for 2015?

West Seattle Bike Connections is unappealing

Only two hours left to NOT donate to us! We don’t want your money! We just want you to ride your bike! And maybe, if you have some time in 2015, to spend a little of it with us. Or ask us to spend some time with you on a project or activity to make ...

Unblocking Bike Lanes and Detours

Unblocking Bike Lanes and Detours
Today another vehicle driver decided that the bike/ped detour lane under the Alaska Way Viaduct near S Main St was a handy place to park and leave a truck. There has to be use of this area for loading for some of the businesses, but this van was obviously there for construction work, probably tunnel ...

Denny MS + Major Taylor = Cyclocross Fun

Denny MS + Major Taylor = Cyclocross Fun
Back in February, Denny International Middle School parent and PTA member Theresa Beaulieu, launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to purchase bikes for students of the school. She was able to raise $1,500 in donations, enough to buy 10 KHS mountain bikes from West Seattle’s Alki Bike and Board, owned by Stu Hennesey. The ...

Alki Elementary – bike racks

Alki Elementary - bike racks
  The start of new bike racks today at Alki Elementary School. We helped parents, who met us at our Alki Summer Streets bike rodeo, scope out locations and connect with Brian Dougherty at SDOT.  Principal Shannon Stanton and teacher Mr. Leeper really are supportive of kids walking and biking to school.  A few parents, ...

Another Hair Salon Crash

Another Hair Salon Crash
Yesterday, yet another hair salon was the victim of a collision with a vehicle, this time Salon 08 in West Seattle. First question asked by media after the crash:  “Was she wearing a helmet?” Driver’s first statement:  “I don’t know what happened. That salon just came out of nowhere!” Talk radio chat:  “Those salons should ...