Crosswalks on Delridge for Boren School

A win for traffic safety at Boren School on Delridge! Last February we helped push Craig Rankin’s initiative in going after a Seattle Neighborhood Parks and Streets Fund grant for a crosswalk at Boren. It’s a super long block where people cross the busy street with no protection. The initial reaction to the proposal was ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Justice for Jake, and Death on Delridge

Justice for Jake, and Death on Delridge
A driver convicted and awaiting sentencing for a road rage against one of our local heroes. Jake Vanderplas, community leader and initiator with Stu Hennessey of the North Delridge greenways, is a model for calm, responsible riding. Hard to believe that he could have triggered the assault by the driver, who is now awaiting sentencing. ...

SXSW

SXSW
South Seattle – Can you get there from West Seattle? Yes, but it may not be for everyone. Could be lot better. Here is a start at some maps of routes. Easy grades and fairly quiet streets are possible if you go all the way to the International District and double back on 12th S. ...

Fauntleroy Blvd Project – please contact Council now

Council Member Rasmussen is proposing to add construction funding to next year’s budget for the Fauntleroy Boulevard project. It includes key bike and road safety improvements, and is funded through design but not for construction. Will you help by emailing City Council members to boost support? Needed by end of day Wednesday. http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/FauntleroyWySWBlvd.htm http://www.seattle.gov/council/councilcontact.htm Sally ...

Vigil Walk for Zeytuna – Columbia City

Vigil Walk for Zeytuna - Columbia City
Some of us participated in a walk and meeting today for second grader Zeytuna Edo, still hospitalized over a month after a hit and run driver hit her in the marked, signalized crosswalk at S Genesee and MLK. We were there supporting her family and neighbors, with Rainier Valley Greenways, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Mayor Murray, ...