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 ...

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 ...

Timing the RapidRide C 3

Timing the RapidRide C
Metro has been criticized about RapidRide, especially the C line from West Seattle.  So why write about it on a “bike” blog? Well…we just want to talk about general transportation that’s sustainable.  We also feel getting around by bike is most efficient and enjoyable.  So we’re going to do a comparison today. (Jeff Hallman is ...

Freight Advisory Board Meeting Notes 2

Freight Advisory Board Meeting Notes
April 16, 2013 EAST MARGINAL WAY Peter Hahn, SDOT Director, updated the board on issues concerning freight movement. Some of them also concern bike movement. One is East Marginal Way, which he and Christine Wolf, Port of Seattle Seaport Transportation Director, described as the #1 priority for improvement. The “poster child”. The Port wants haul ...