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 ...

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 ...

Bicycle Master Plan 5-year work plan update 1

Bicycle Master Plan 5-year work plan update
SDOT has updated the 5- year implementation plan for the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan, as required each March. What did West Seattle get? We got the cover shot!  Kathy Dunn in the lead and anther member on the prettiest pink bike in the city, riding at the opening of the South Park improvements on S ...

WS bridge count up 29% March 2015 over March 2014

WS bridge count up 29% March 2015 over March 2014
Fourth month in a row of gains over previous year. Weather assisted, or more people ready to ride in any weather?  You decide: Days with >0.02″ rain at SeaTac:  16 in 2014, 17 in 2015 Inches of precipitation:  9.4 in 2014, 4.5 in 2015 Temperature: close to same number of “heating degree days”.  505 v. ...