White Center Community Summit

White Center Community Summit
Yesterday, Kathy, Lyanne, Theresa, and Brian Bothomley (a Cascade Bicycle Ambassador) hosted a table at the White Center Community Summit. We were representing alternative ways to travel. We saw many people who came by to see what we were all about. We gave out coloring books to the kids and safe riding tips for kids ...

West Seattle 5-Way Intersection Workshop

West Seattle 5-Way Intersection Workshop
This morning, City Council Transportation Committee Chair Tom Rasmussen opened a workshop with about 25 people invited by SDOT to brainstorm design input for the redesign of our #1 priority intersection: the 5-way at Chelan, Delridge, Spokane and West Marginal Way SW. Thank you Council Member Rasmussen for securing funding for design of this challenging ...

26th Ave SW Greenway Bike Counter

26th Ave SW Greenway Bike Counter
We count! News from Dawn Schellenberg at SDOT: “To help measure how well neighborhood greenways are preforming, three permanent bike counters are being installed on greenways this month. Ultimately we hope to have 10. One will be located on 26th Ave SW Between SW Oregon St and SW Alaska St. It will be small metal ...

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Coalition

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Coalition
We had a great turnout for the the Highland Park/Delridge Greenway SDOT outreach meeting last month.  The North Delridge greenways on 21st and 22nd are actually being built and used!  We have greenways all over the map of West Seattle in the Bike Master Plan update.  One reason for this: the concerted action of the ...

Action Alert – State Transportation Funding

Here’s the takeaway from last night’s West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting, thanks to Tom Rasmussen, our City Council Member from West Seattle, and Chair of the Council’s Transportation Committee: Contact all of your friends, co-workers and relatives who live in Duvall, Cottage Lake, Redmond, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Medina, Bellevue, Sammamish, Newcastle, Auburn, Covington and East ...

Seattle Parks Bike Policy Update

A packed house greeted the Seattle Board of Parks Commissioners for the 10/1/13 public hearing on a draft update of the Bike Policies for Seattle Parks.  Present policy limits most bike use to paved roads and paths designed for shared use (at least 60 inches wide). The draft update would allow for some mountain bike ...

10/1 at Beveridge Place – Let’s Celebrate 1

10/1 at Beveridge Place - Let's Celebrate
WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS – YEAR ONE Let’s celebrate!  Pot luck at Beveridge Place Pub, Tuesday 10/1 6:30 to 8:00 pm   or til they kick us out. Suggested, not required: A to M: salad, vegetable or bread, N to Z: protein, pizza or dessert; buy your beverages from Beveridge Place.  Thriftway is near, at Morgan. ...

Bike Biz – Garden Cycles

Bike Biz - Garden Cycles
I met West Seattleite Steve Richmond, owner of Garden Cycles, on the Alki Trail this morning. He was headed to a landscape restoration job with his trailer full of tools. We crossed paths again this evening pedaling home from our work places. Using bikes for work fits his philosophy and methods. Not all of the ...

South Park Connections

LoadingCenter mapTrafficBicyclingTransitGoogle MapsGet Directions Art Brochet from SDOT briefed the South Park Transportation Committee on developments related to extension of the West Duwamish Trail through the industrial area of South Park at a meeting last Tuesday, 9/17. These street improvements are big deal for this vibrant, but under-served community. They fill in some key gaps ...

East Marginal – Smoother Sailing 3

East Marginal - Smoother Sailing
Wet and windy this morning, but the paving on East Marginal is feeling a LOT better. New surfacing at the Hanford to Horton intersections and another of the worst sections further north.  One less thing to think about when getting into the north bound bike lane, and just in time for wetter, darker riding. Thank ...