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, ...

Bike Rodeo at the Junction

Bike Rodeo at the Junction
From our bike rodeo May 30 at KEXP’s Hood-to-Hood Block Party at the Junction. Young riders gained confidence and riding skills, while having fun and earning prizes.  It was a Friday school and work day, without advance mention in KEXP’ s announcements, so most of our participants were 2 to 4 years old, on balance ...

Arena final EIS – SDOT/DPD responses

Arena final EIS - SDOT/DPD responses
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed basketball/hockey arena in SODO has been published.  We commented –  major impacts to traffic that would affect travel by bike from West Seattle, and use of bikes to get to the Arena were not really considered in the draft EIS.  SDOT/DPD responses to our comment letter ...

East Marginal and Delridge – Your Opinions

Please take a look and fill out SDOT surveys for East Marginal Way S and Delridge if you use these corridors. Change is coming, and this is a way to have a little influence. East Marginal is “multimodal” because it is a vital artery for freight and bike traffic.  Delridge is a “multimodal corridor” because ...

Bike to Work Day – at the Bridge

Bike to Work Day - at the Bridge
We counted 707 happy, healthy people on bikes at our Cascade Bike to Work Day Commute Station this morning between 6:00 and 9:00 am. West Seattle Bike Connections hosted, with DIY Bikes, NUUN, and Mountaineers Club Books. Good going, West Seattle!

Bike to Work Day – Friday 5/16

Bike to Work Day is this Friday, May 15. Stop by our Commute Station under the West Seattle Bridge, open 6:00 to 9:00 am. Bike mechanics from DIY Bikes. Home made cookies, fresh fruit, hot coffee, Cascade swag, other treats, and information about the Chelan 5-way intersections proposals. If you can be there at 8:15, ...

Move Seattle levy – Safe Routes to School?

Move Seattle levy - Safe Routes to School?
Seattle Neighborhood Greenways (including us, for West Seattle and South Park) has a new request for the Move Seattle levy: fund safe streets in the “walk zones” around Concord, Roxhill, West Seattle and Highland Park Elementary Schools, and other Seattle schools which have >75% of students eligible for free lunch. This will help students arrive ...

Fauntleroy Boulevard Project – move it into Move Seattle

One of our top priorities is missing in action from the Move Seattle levy package: The Fauntleroy Boulevard Project. It’s in the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan. It’s already almost 100% designed.  If not in this levy, chances are that it won’t be built before 2025, after piecemeal construction of the whole rapidly developing triangle area ...