10/1 at Beveridge Place – Let’s Celebrate 1

10/1 at Beveridge Place - Let's Celebrate
WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS – YEAR ONE Let’s celebrate!  Pot luck at Beveridge Place Pub, Tuesday 10/1 6:30 to 8:00 pm   or til they kick us out. Suggested, not required: A to M: salad, vegetable or bread, N to Z: protein, pizza or dessert; buy your beverages from Beveridge Place.  Thriftway is near, at Morgan. ...

Bike Biz – Garden Cycles

Bike Biz - Garden Cycles
I met West Seattleite Steve Richmond, owner of Garden Cycles, on the Alki Trail this morning. He was headed to a landscape restoration job with his trailer full of tools. We crossed paths again this evening pedaling home from our work places. Using bikes for work fits his philosophy and methods. Not all of the ...

South Park Connections

My locationPrint Close Art Brochet from SDOT briefed the South Park Transportation Committee on developments related to extension of the West Duwamish Trail through the industrial area of South Park at a meeting last Tuesday, 9/17. These street improvements are big deal for this vibrant, but under-served community. They fill in some key gaps we have ...

East Marginal – Smoother Sailing 3

East Marginal - Smoother Sailing
Wet and windy this morning, but the paving on East Marginal is feeling a LOT better. New surfacing at the Hanford to Horton intersections and another of the worst sections further north.  One less thing to think about when getting into the north bound bike lane, and just in time for wetter, darker riding. Thank ...

video from Bike & Truck Safety Fair

video from Bike & Truck Safety Fair
a short video  from the Bike & Truck Safety Fair  September 6, at Terminal 25. photo and video by Don Wilson, Port of Seattle Photographer.  Starring West Seattle bike riders, truck drivers and SDOT and Port and Cascade Bicycle Club staff This could become an annual event.  

Freight Advisory Board news – 9/17/13

What? Isn’t this a bike blog? Why freight? Because… 1. We live on a peninsula. To get to Seattle we need to go across bridges and on routes that are also, and primarily, major truck routes though the Duwamish manufacturing and industrial center and the Port of Seattle seaport and rail yards. 2. We need ...

SODO Arena EIS – this affects bike connections from West Seattle

Arena Draft EIS came out to no fanfare in August. The proponents’ preferred SODO scheme vacates public streets, and impacts our bike routes from West Seattle to downtown and Beacon Hill, to say nothing of freight traffic and shipping, bus routes and car traffic.  Comments due by September 30. At first glance, it is predictably ...

Saturday 9/14 – Bikes & Horses 1

Fiestas Patrias,  South Park We’ll be there on behalf of Cascade Bicycle Club to do helmet fitting and give helmets to kids who don’t have one, and for bike information. Parade at 11 a.m. We’ll be at the fiesta after the parade, at Sea-Mar Plaza, 9634 Des Moines Memorial Parkway, 1:00 to ~5:00. Come volunteer ...

Thank you, truck drivers

Thank you, truck drivers
130906 thank you drivers pictures on our Facebook page. educational material and video coming from Port of Seattle.  

This Friday 6:30-8:30 am: Bike & Truck Safety Fair

This Friday 6:30-8:30 am: Bike & Truck Safety Fair
Share the road safely! Join the Port of Seattle and  partners for an opportunity to learn about truck blind spots and the challenges bicyclists and truck drivers face each day as they share Seattle’s busy roads. Come for bagels, fruit and coffee. Stay to ride along in a semi on a short course to see ...