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.
In our first year, we developed connections with each other. We changed bike planning and action in West Seattle!
We developed relationships among bike riders from all over the peninsula. Our ranks include hard core commuters like Bill Gobie, who also does 1,000K randonneur rides. Moms like Jodi Connolly, who races cyclocross with her husband and kids, and serves on the Seattle Bike Advisory Board. And retired people like Kathy Dunn, who gets all over West Seattle and beyond using bike, bus and a little folding trailer, and never races but volunteers like crazy for her community. We found out how many would like to ride more places, but do not think it is safe yet.
Here’s a first annual report: WSBC Year One
We developed relationships with other groups and agencies. These include West Seattle Greenways, West Seattle Spokespeople, Sustainable West Seattle, Seattle Department of Transportation staff and leadership, Mayor McGinn, Council Members Rasmussen, O’Brien and Bagshaw, the Port of Seattle, the Freight Advisory Board, the Bike Advisory Board, our local bike shops, some of West Seattle and South Park’s neighborhood and business associations, Cascade Bicycle Club, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Seattle Bike Blog, newspaper and TV reporters, and last but by no means least, the West Seattle Blog.
What will we do in year two? What would you like to do? Come talk.