Justice for Jake, and Death on Delridge

Justice for Jake, and Death on Delridge
A driver convicted and awaiting sentencing for a road rage against one of our local heroes. Jake Vanderplas, community leader and initiator with Stu Hennessey of the North Delridge greenways, is a model for calm, responsible riding. Hard to believe that he could have triggered the assault by the driver, who is now awaiting sentencing. ...

SXSW

SXSW
South Seattle – Can you get there from West Seattle? Yes, but it may not be for everyone. Could be lot better. Here is a start at some maps of routes. Easy grades and fairly quiet streets are possible if you go all the way to the International District and double back on 12th S. ...

Fauntleroy Blvd Project – please contact Council now

Council Member Rasmussen is proposing to add construction funding to next year’s budget for the Fauntleroy Boulevard project. It includes key bike and road safety improvements, and is funded through design but not for construction. Will you help by emailing City Council members to boost support? Needed by end of day Wednesday. http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/FauntleroyWySWBlvd.htm http://www.seattle.gov/council/councilcontact.htm Sally ...

35th Ave SW Safety Corridor – time for input

One car crash every 3.4 days for the past 10 years. 40% of the crashes include injuries, many to people trying to cross on foot or on bikes, and five fatalities. Initial public input meeting on 35th Avenue SW Safety Corridor Project last night: Well attended, well moderated by Jim Curtin, SDOT project manager, who ...

Greenways: Tell SDOT What You Think

Greenways: Tell SDOT What You Think
Have you biked, walked, or driven (gasp!) on one of the designated Greenways around Seattle?  Do you know there’s an existing Greenway in West Seattle that connects Delridge to Highland Park along 26th Ave SW? There is a plan to build a network of 250 miles of neighborhood greenways in 20 years.  If you have ...

9/23 SDOT Fauntleroy Blvd Project Open House

9/23 SDOT Fauntleroy Blvd Project Open House
From SDOT Fauntleroy Way SW Boulevard Project Open House Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5:00-7:00 PM Senior Center of West Seattle 4217 SW Oregon Street Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will be holding an open house for the Fauntleroy Way SW Boulevard Project. SDOT is designing improvements to Fauntleroy Way SW between 35th Avenue SW and ...

South Park Progress!

South Park Progress!
South Portland Street storm sewers and paving are happening in South Park! West Duwamish Trail connection into the north end of South Park will change from S Holden St to  S Portland St after an extension of the trail is built along West Marginal Way S from S Holden to S Portland. Bob Winship and ...

A Welcome Traffic Alert for East Marginal Way S

Traffic Advisory September 12, 2014 -from SDOT Lane closures on East Marginal Way next week [N of Hanford] Crews from the Seattle Department of Transportation will pave [YAY!!!!] from Hanford north to 2200 block on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., ...

Another Public Meeting for White Center Bike Corral

Another Public Meeting for White Center Bike Corral
Good turnout of merchants and customers at White Center public meeting on the bike corral 8/26. Thank you to Sili Savusa, Executive Director of White Center Community Development Association, for leadership and Sokha for moderating the lively discussion. Thanks to Theresa and Jason Beaulieu, Lyanne, Joe, Marlowe, Isabel, Charity and family, Matt, Aaron, Gregg, Alex, ...

Heavy Haul Corridor – Ready or NOT

Heavy Haul Corridor - Ready or NOT
Freight Advisory Board 8/19 meeting highlight: The proposed Heavy Haul Corridor on West Marginal, East Marginal, Hanford, and Spokane will allow >25% heavier axle loads on these streets that are substandard construction on crappy fill soils and are way past due for complete roadbed rebuild. Pavement disintegrates already. We ride the unswept gravel paths that ...