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 ...

Ride to Alki – Christmas Ships

Ride to Alki - Christmas Ships
Beautiful evening for a ride, bonfire, hot drinks and Christmas ship caroling at Alki. with a few of us and others from Seattle Family Biking FB group. Thanks to Charity McCollum for getting us going!

Party4OurStreets – Thursday Dec 11

Party4OurStreets - Thursday Dec 11
We are part of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, and it has been a great year for the Greenways movement. Let’s celebrate! Join our friends from around the City at for a party this Thursday.  5:00-8:00, 7:00 award ceremony at Washington Hall,  153 14th Avenue just north of Yesler.  If you ride your bike, we can do a group ...

slow down – save lives

slow down - save lives
Driving 3.3 miles on 35th Ave SW from Fauntleroy to SW Roxbury takes 5 minutes at 40 mph, or 6.6 minutes at 30 mph, if you could make all the lights and no traffic slows you down. Assuming that was possible, how important is it to get there 100 seconds faster? It is worth risking ...

WSBC Meeting Tues Dec 2

Monthly meeting, Tuesday December 2 6:30 to 8:00 pm Homestreet Bank,  SW Alaska St at 41st Ave SW Open meeting – you are invited and welcome to plan activities and meet others who are working to make it easy and safe to use a bike to get around West Seattle and beyond. We need volunteers ...