Kids learn traffic safety skills in White Center

Kids learn traffic safety skills in White Center
Cascade Bicycle Club, the Yes! Foundation, the White Center CDA and King County joined together to convert little used tennis courts into a unique “bike playground”. Opened on Saturday. Lots of kids riding around in the rain, learning about watching for traffic, using lanes, signaling, merging, yielding, stopping, and having fun!  Take your young rider ...

Spokane St Bridge Counts 2

Spokane St Bridge Counts
The bridge goes sideways, and so do the bike counts this year. Up just 1.8% year to date over last year. June and July were lower, after an amazing Viaduct-closure boost in May. August was up.  Pretty much the same pattern at the Fremont Bridge. If you or someone you know decided ride in May ...

Where is the Fauntleroy Boulevard Project?

Designed, with years of community input. The next step: SDOT, the Mayor and City Council need to get it funded for construction. Didn’t happen last year. Let’s let them know we want it in the budget this year! It’s a key element of West Seattle’s development in the “Triangle” east of the West Seattle Junction, ...

SW Spokane / Harbor / Avalon Safety

SW Spokane / Harbor / Avalon Safety
WSBC members Jodi Connolly, Bill Gobie and Don Brubeck met with President of Alki Community Council Tony Fragada and Seattle Chief Traffic Engineer Dongho Chang to look at opportunities to improve visibility and safety at SW Spokane/ Harbor SW/ Alki Trail/ SW Avalon Way intersection.   #1 problem: Coming down Spokane ramp, drivers in low cars ...

Delridge-Highland Park Greenway – almost finished? 6

Delridge-Highland Park Greenway - almost finished?
It was scheduled to be completed in 2015. Now SDOT says January 2016. Seems a bit optimistic from  ground level, and looks like some of it needs reworking to be safe and convenient to use, according to riders who use the route daily.    Here are some photos of a ride on Monday this week mid ...

WSBC Meeting – Tuesday Dec 1

WSBC Meeting - Tuesday Dec 1
6:30 to 8:00 pm HomeStreet Bank at WS Junction 41st Ave SW & SW Alaska St Please come if you can, to plan our next projects and events. At our last meeting, these rose to the top for 2016. We can do these things only to the extent that we have active participation: Safe Routes ...

Bridge counts up

Bridge counts up
Spokane St Bridge counts are still trending up for the darker months of 2015 v. 2014. Riding in the rain now, too! SDOT data. Our graph.

WSBC Meeting Monday November 9

November meeting date changed to MONDAY, 11/9 6:30 to 8:00 pm HomeStreet Bank 41st Ave SW & SW Alaska St We decided to postpone due to Election Day, and meet next Monday instead.  This will be a special meeting to plan our next steps as an organization – what will we concentrate on in 2016? ...

Why vote for Prop 1 – Move Seattle?

Why vote for Prop 1 - Move Seattle?
Why would we want to move Seattle?  Where would we move it to? We like it right here surrounded by the Sound, Elliott Bay, the Duwamish, and last but not least, White Center. Well, let them count the reasons… Only a small percentage of it will go specifically to bike route safety improvements, but we ...

Theresa and Jeff are moving

Theresa and Jeff are moving
Our VP’s and founding members Jeff Hallman and Theresa Beaulieu are leaving for greener bike paths — Theresa is moving to Tacoma with Jason and Lyanne.  Jeff Hallman is moving to Corvallis with Sandi and Nayla.  We will miss them, and wish them well.  Now, we need 10 or 12 people to step up and ...