Move Seattle levy – Safe Routes to School?

Move Seattle levy - Safe Routes to School?
Seattle Neighborhood Greenways (including us, for West Seattle and South Park) has a new request for the Move Seattle levy: fund safe streets in the “walk zones” around Concord, Roxhill, West Seattle and Highland Park Elementary Schools, and other Seattle schools which have >75% of students eligible for free lunch. This will help students arrive ...

Fauntleroy Boulevard Project – move it into Move Seattle

One of our top priorities is missing in action from the Move Seattle levy package: The Fauntleroy Boulevard Project. It’s in the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan. It’s already almost 100% designed.  If not in this levy, chances are that it won’t be built before 2025, after piecemeal construction of the whole rapidly developing triangle area ...

The new Water Taxis will rust your bike

The new Water Taxis will rust your bike
Support your local bike shop: Ride the M/V Sally Fox to Vashon Island, or the new one coming to the West Seattle Route. Or, contact these officials to ask for in-cabin bike racks like the old water taxis, or covered on-deck storage that excludes salt spray: paul.brodeur@kingcounty.gov, harold.taniguchi@kingcounty.gov, Dow.Constantine@kingcounty.gov, joe.mcdermott@kingcounty.gov Here is what all four ...

PRO safety petition for 35th Ave SW 1

If you are FOR safety on 35th Avenue SW, please sign this PRO-safety petition. You may have seen a petition circulating to STOP the safety improvements planned for “I-35″. There a several hundred signers who may be deceived by the petition claims that 35th is safe as is, and speed is needed, or actually saves ...

Bicycle Master Plan 5-year work plan update 1

Bicycle Master Plan 5-year work plan update
SDOT has updated the 5- year implementation plan for the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan, as required each March. What did West Seattle get? We got the cover shot!  Kathy Dunn in the lead and anther member on the prettiest pink bike in the city, riding at the opening of the South Park improvements on S ...

WS bridge count up 29% March 2015 over March 2014

WS bridge count up 29% March 2015 over March 2014
Fourth month in a row of gains over previous year. Weather assisted, or more people ready to ride in any weather?  You decide: Days with >0.02″ rain at SeaTac:  16 in 2014, 17 in 2015 Inches of precipitation:  9.4 in 2014, 4.5 in 2015 Temperature: close to same number of “heating degree days”.  505 v. ...

WSBC meeting Tuesday April 7

WSBC meeting Tuesday April 7
Open meeting – you are invited to come plan activities, and discuss everything related to using bikes in West Seattle. 6:30 to 8:00 pm at HomeStreet Bank,  41st Ave SW at SW Alaska St    thank you HomeStreet Bank! Agenda includes bike parking on the new water taxis , with Ken Pritchard from Vashon Bike Month ...

Delridge at the bridge

Delridge at the bridge
Delridge path work in full swing near WS Bridge. Detour route on 23rd SW to/from SW Andover. Ignore the sign on 23rd at Andover that says “road closed” – it is open for bikes to the trail. Photo by Alex, who posts on WS Blog Flickr group as alextutu1821.

trucks + bikes? trucks = bikes?

trucks + bikes?  trucks = bikes?
As our city gets denser, and as people order more goods for home delivery, how do we deal with the need for more delivery vehicles in crowded conditions?   Some people and companies are going back to using bikes. The lines are getting blurred between what is a bike and what is a truck.  It’s not ...

bikes + trucks on the last mile

bikes + trucks on the last mile
The Port of Seattle Seaport is open for business, and catching up on the container backlog. Easy to see how car traffic delays freight movement on East Marginal Way S. When people on bikes have a safe lane to ride beside truck traffic, they expand the bandwidth and ease congestion on this “last mile” of ...