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 ...

East Marginal Way – interim improvements 5

East Marginal Way - interim improvements
The West Seattle Blog reported this week on interim improvements for East Marginal Way S from S Spokane St to S Atlantic Street (at the Coast Guard’s Pier 46). In addition to the improvements listed by SDOT, we have asked for – removal of fire hydrants that are right in the middle of the path. ...

Bicycle Loop Detectors

Bicycle Loop Detectors
WSBC heard that some people don’t know that the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) added bicycle loop detector markings at many intersections. These markings indicate where cyclists should stop in order to trigger a green light at a signalized intersection. The marks can be seen as one pulls up to a red light, so as ...

Another Collision – Let’s Stop This 9

Once again, flashing red lights on East Marginal Way. Medic 1, Rescue 1, Ladder 7 and a bike rider on a backboard. This time, bike-on-bike collision. Second one within weeks. Thank you Scott Johnston for this report on Bikewise.org This was not an “accident”. This was negligence. The one who caused it walked away. The ...

Bike Master Plan Update Comments / Deadline

Bike Master Plan Update Comments / Deadline
Deadline for public comments to SDOT is this Friday, July 26. Seattle Bike Master Plan Update West Seattle Bike Connections submitted group comments last December. We met twice as a group with SDOT staff, participated in the public workshops, and just submitted detailed comments and a “report card” on the changes made in the June ...

Sunday July 14 West Seattle STP – Seattle to Portland in one Morning

LoadingCenter mapTrafficBicyclingTransitGoogle MapsGet Directions Updated 7/9/13 REASONS TO RIDE WITH US ON STP WEEKEND (Sunday, July 14th): Didn’t make the 14,000 rider cutoff for Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle to Portland ride. Can’t imagine why anyone would want to ride a bike 200 miles in one or two days. Have never left the peninsula and see ...

State Transportation Funding & West Seattle Bridge Trail

This received today from our West Seattle state Representative Joe Fitzgibbons. Thank you, Joe! “Thanks for reaching out to let me know how important transportation safety programs are for you and for our state.  The House passed a transportation package today that includes an amendment I sponsored to put $16 million in pedestrian and bicycle ...

Bike Master Plan – Test Questions

Test questions revealed in advance of SDOT’s June open houses! REPORT CARD     June 2013 Seattle Draft Bicycle Master Plan Update for SW Sector            This is what we asked SDOT to add to the first draft of the plan update, in December 2012. (this is not everything in the draft plan — only what we ...

East Marginal Way – with SDOT 1

Notes from May 17 meeting at Seattle Department of Transportation Attending from SDOT: Dongho Chang, City Traffic Engineer Monica DeWald, Traffic Management Division, Pedestrian & Bicycle Program Christopher Eaves, Traffic Management Division, Port and Freight   Attending from West Seattle Bike Connections: Sakaru Tsuchiya, civil engineer specialist in pedestrian and bike facilities Bob Anderton, attorney ...

May is Bike to Work Month!

May is Bike to Work Month!
Today is May 1st, and it kicks off Bike to Work Month!  There are a lot of bicycling-related activities, so be sure to check them out. http://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2013/04/30/a-look-ahead-at-bike-month/ Some of the more enjoyable parts of riding a bike from West Seattle is going over the bridge and seeing Mount Rainier… …and seeing the downtown skyline (and ...