Close call for Al on East Marginal Way S

Close call for Al on East Marginal Way S
If the USDOT video of bikes and trucks on East Marginal Way S (with riders from WSBC) does not convince you of the need for safe separation of bike and truck traffic on the main bike route between West Seattle and downtown, maybe this video by one of our founding members will do it. http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/video-west-seattle-bike-rider-survives-collision-after-truck-turns-into-his-path/ ...

WSBC meeting – Tuesday 9/1

You are invited! Please come if you can. We will have a guest from the Let’s Move Seattle levy campaign, and will have reports and discussion of road and trail projects, social rides, and more. 6:30 to 8:00 pm at HomeStreet Bank, 41st Ave SW and SW Alaska St.

SODO Safety – Bikes+Trucks+USDOT

We were one of the stakeholder groups that US DOT Federal Highway Administration got involved in a pedestrian-bike-heavy truck safety assessment project in SODO in May.  Bruce Moody from US DOT forwarded video links from the project. Each of the 50 states had one pedestrian-bike safety assessment. Washington was the only state to assess safety ...

Vision Zero Vigil & Procession – Friday 8/28

Vision Zero Vigil & Procession Friday, August 28, 5-6 p.m. Garden of Remembrance at Benaroya Hall Corner of Second Ave & University Street Join on Friday for the Vision Zero Vigil & Procession in honor of Sher Kung and everyone who has died or been seriously injured in the last year due to traffic violence. ...

July Showers bring Pedal Powers

July Showers bring Pedal Powers
No stops for raindrops             at the Little STP     at the West Seattle Junction bike corral         at the Alki Art Fair

35th Ave SW Safety – Public Meetings 7/15 & 7/16

Please join your neighbors at SDOT public meetings this week to support safety improvements on one of Seattle’s most dangerous and crash-prone streets – “I-35”. 294 collisions, 128 injuries and 2 fatalities in the last three years 5 fatalities in the last ten years   Wednesday, July 15, 2015 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Neighborhood ...

Bridge bike counts up!

Bridge bike counts  up!
Bike count on Spokane St Bridge in June was up 13% over June 2014, and up 12.4% for the year to date over same period last year. It is also obvious from daily data that a lot of people skipped work on Fridays! Or took 1st Ave Bridge home, or car or bus. Click link ...

Yes SDOT – Make Admiral Way Safe 2

Yes SDOT - Make Admiral Way Safe
We support the Admiral Way Safety Project . Several of our members live on the west slope of Admiral Way SW. We share the concerns of our neighbors for the safety of our parked cars. But we are more concerned about the lives and personal safety of the people who walk and ride bikes everyday ...

Bike Rodeo at the Junction

Bike Rodeo at the Junction
From our bike rodeo May 30 at KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Block Party at the Junction. Young riders gained confidence and riding skills, while having fun and earning prizes.  It was a Friday school and work day, without advance mention in KEXP’ s announcements, so most of our participants were 2 to 4 years old, on balance ...

Arena final EIS – SDOT/DPD responses

Arena final EIS - SDOT/DPD responses
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed basketball/hockey arena in SODO has been published.  We commented –  major impacts to traffic that would affect travel by bike from West Seattle, and use of bikes to get to the Arena were not really considered in the draft EIS.  SDOT/DPD responses to our comment letter ...