Bridge Break with Brad

Bridge Break with Brad
Thank you to Brad Loetel for being there where the trails meet under the bridge every dark, wet. and chilly Thursday morning, with hot coffee, breakfast treats, quick mechanical checks and conversation on the morning commute. Fixed two flats for people in the couple of minutes this rider stopped this week. Support your local bike ...

2015 Bridge Bike Counts ^ UP ^

2015 Bridge Bike Counts  ^ UP ^
We hear that some bike traffic counts declined in the region in 2015, but not here! Spokane Street Bridge count went up by 5.8 percent over 2014, despite low, low gas prices and added bus transit capacity. Some nice dry months, but 2nd wettest December on record and a stormy November, and as dark as ...

WSBC meeting Tuesday January 5

WSBC is meeting Tuesday, January 5 6:30 to 8:00 pm at HomeStreet Bank, 41st SW & SW Alaska Please come if you can. On our agenda: – Input to SDOT & SBAB on Delridge-Highland Park Greenway and the incomplete Chelan 5-way intersection – Safe Routes to Schools and the next WS greenways – rides, advocacy, ...

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 ...

Alki Christmas Ships Ride – Sat Dec 12 1

Decorate and light up your bikes and come join West Seattle Bike Connections for a fun all ages, all abilities, all faiths, family-friendly ride from Seacrest Marina to Alki Bathhouse to the see Christmas Ships, and to hear and join the carolers. Seattle Parks will have hot cider and cookies at the bathhouse and a ...

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 ...

Spokane St Bridge Bike Counts UP-date

Spokane St Bridge Bike Counts UP-date
Year-over-year rider increase at the bridge flattened out during the summer. September 2015 was up 3.5% over 2014. The year-to-date so far is up 7.7% over 2014. The graph shows that a lot more people rode through the winter and spring this year.  Let’s get the lights and fenders on, and see what we can ...

riding to work – sharing the road

riding to work - sharing the road
Riding to work – at the Spokane Street Bridge just after an opening for marine traffic. In West Seattle, we share the road with tugboats!

35th Ave SW Safety Corridor – Except for People on Bikes

35th Ave SW Safety Corridor meeting tonight – good to be there with West Seattle Bike Connections members Theresa Beaulieu, Kathy Dunn, Bill Gobie, Keith Newham, Don Brubeck. We support the safety improvements planned for 35th, but only if it satisfies Seattle’s “complete streets” policy and ordinance, requiring accomodation for all modes of transportation. We’ve ...

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 ...