BIKES ARE TRAFFIC

BIKES ARE TRAFFIC
“BIKES MERGE WITH TRAFFIC”??  … no … Bikes ARE traffic. At the Chelan 5-way intersection tonight.                              

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. ...

Duwamish Revealed — Water Festival Ride 8/16

Sunday, August 16, 10:15 am Ride from Jack Block Park to visit this summer’s Duwamish Revealed art installations along the west bank of Seattle’s only river, and arrive at the Water Festival/Festival de Agua in South Park for Mexican music, food and drink, dragon boat and work boat racing, and Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling)! Leisurely ...

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 ...

West Seattle Little STP – We Made It!

West Seattle Little STP - We Made It!
          ~25 people and 1 dog finished the ride from SW Seattle St to SW Portland St, with an unexpected welcome from a mother and daughter who live at the corner and treated us to ice cold otter pops! We had a one year old who promptly fell asleep on dad’s ...

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 ...