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 ...

Free Bicycle Repair! 1

Free Bicycle Repair!
Just in time for Bike-to-Work month…free bicycle repair!  The next opportunity is this Thursday, 5/2, from 6-9pm.  Keep reading for more info. The first Thursday of each month is free bicycle repair at the West Seattle Tool Library, brought to you by the Fixers Collective. Yes…it is free, but expect to help a bit with ...

Late Night Bike + Bus Adventures

Contributing Author:  Kathy Dunn On April 17th, a hot tip told me the Tokyo String Quartet was performing at UW Meany Hall that night…it would be their last performance in Seattle since they are on their final tour.  Transportation plan: take my bike and Metro to Ballard, then bike the final four miles along the Burke-Gilman Trail to ...

Ped > Bikes > Transit > Freight > Cars 1

Ped > Bikes > Transit > Freight > Cars
Portland is doing it. So is Vancouver (Canada). Chicago too. They are prioritizing transit.  Pedestrians come first.  Personal automobiles (i.e. cars) are last.  Bikes are up there with pedestrians, as they should be.  Public transit is too.  These are all sustainable methods of transportation.  Cars simply are not, but they have their place and are ...