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 ...

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 ...

July 12 West Seattle STP #3

Save the date: Sunday July 12, 9:30 am Have you ever wanted to do the Seattle to Portland bike ride? Or even wanted to do the 1-day STP? And never trained for it? Or remembered to sign up in time? Here is your big fat chance! Do it in 2 hours easy, and end up ...

Chelan 5-way changes this summer

Chelan 5-way changes this summer
We received this welcome message today from Emily Ehlers at SDOT! Thank you again for participating in last year’s design workshop to help improve the West Seattle five-way intersection (Chelan, Delridge, W Marginal, Spokane, POS T5 access road).  We generated a lot of great ideas and enthusiasm. Your hard work has paid off!  This summer, ...