The new Water Taxis will rust your bike

The new Water Taxis will rust your bike
Support your local bike shop: Ride the M/V Sally Fox to Vashon Island, or the new one coming to the West Seattle Route. Or, contact these officials to ask for in-cabin bike racks like the old water taxis, or covered on-deck storage that excludes salt spray: paul.brodeur@kingcounty.gov, harold.taniguchi@kingcounty.gov, Dow.Constantine@kingcounty.gov, joe.mcdermott@kingcounty.gov Here is what all four ...

PRO safety petition for 35th Ave SW 1

If you are FOR safety on 35th Avenue SW, please sign this PRO-safety petition. You may have seen a petition circulating to STOP the safety improvements planned for “I-35”. There a several hundred signers who may be deceived by the petition claims that 35th is safe as is, and speed is needed, or actually saves ...

WSBC meeting Tuesday April 7

WSBC meeting Tuesday April 7
Open meeting – you are invited to come plan activities, and discuss everything related to using bikes in West Seattle. 6:30 to 8:00 pm at HomeStreet Bank,  41st Ave SW at SW Alaska St    thank you HomeStreet Bank! Agenda includes bike parking on the new water taxis , with Ken Pritchard from Vashon Bike Month ...

Delridge at the bridge

Delridge at the bridge
Delridge path work in full swing near WS Bridge. Detour route on 23rd SW to/from SW Andover. Ignore the sign on 23rd at Andover that says “road closed” – it is open for bikes to the trail. Photo by Alex, who posts on WS Blog Flickr group as alextutu1821.

35th Ave SW Safety Corridor – Public Meetings

35th Ave SW Safety Corridor - Public Meetings
5 deaths in 7 years. Crashes all the time. Please come and speak out for safety on “I-35”. 6:30 pm Tuesday March 10 High Point Neighborhood House, 6400 Sylvan Way 3:15 pm Thursday March 12 Southwest Branch Library, 35th & Henderson We’d like SDOT to use this project to help build a safe, connected network ...

South Park celebration and ride

South Park celebration and ride
Fun celebration and ride! From West Seattle Bridge into South Park with CM Tom Rasmussen. Opening celebration and ride.  And then some of us rode to Marination Ma Kai to celebrate Robin Randels birthday. CM Tom Rasmussen, SPU Director Ray Hoffman, and Seattle Parks & Recreation Director of Planning and Development Michael Shiosaki Opening celebration ...

March 3 meeting – quick recap

That was a great meeting! Full house. Kathy will do minutes. Highlights here: We set a 9:15 am meeting time to ride to South Park trail celebration this Saturday, leaving from under the WS Bridge where the trails meet; Gordon Padelford from Seattle Neighborhood Greenways helped us prepare for 35th Ave Safety Corridor meetings and ...

WSBC Meeting Tues March 3

Tuesday, March 3 6:30 to 8:00 pm HomeStreet Bank, 41st Ave SW & SW Alaska Street – east of the WS Junction Open meeting – come join the discussion and planning to make riding on the peninsula easier, safer, better. Lots to discuss and plan this month, including Rides for South Park route celebration, and ...

Channelization – Road Diet – Road Feast

Channelization - Road Diet - Road Feast
Transportation jargon can be confusing.  What is rechannelization? is that when you finally figure out the remote?  What is a road diet?  Gas station mini-mart food and coffee?  Why call roadway re-striping to include a mix of lane types a road diet? That is a term using only a car driving perspective. From the perspective ...

Spokane Street Bridge – open for ships, breathing and stretching

Spokane Street Bridge - open for ships, breathing and stretching
Bridge open tonight… time to stretch, chat, check for messages. What do you do when the bridge opens just before you make it to the gate? Have you seen Kelli Refer’s little book Pedal Stretch Breathe – the Yoga of Bicycling? Bridge opening can be a good time to be present, to find contentment, even ...