SODO Arena EIS – this affects bike connections from West Seattle

Arena Draft EIS came out to no fanfare in August. The proponents’ preferred SODO scheme vacates public streets, and impacts our bike routes from West Seattle to downtown and Beacon Hill, to say nothing of freight traffic and shipping, bus routes and car traffic.  Comments due by September 30. At first glance, it is predictably ...

Saturday 9/14 – Bikes & Horses 1

Fiestas Patrias,  South Park We’ll be there on behalf of Cascade Bicycle Club to do helmet fitting and give helmets to kids who don’t have one, and for bike information. Parade at 11 a.m. We’ll be at the fiesta after the parade, at Sea-Mar Plaza, 9634 Des Moines Memorial Parkway, 1:00 to ~5:00. Come volunteer ...

Thank you, truck drivers

Thank you, truck drivers
130906 thank you drivers pictures on our Facebook page. educational material and video coming from Port of Seattle.  

This Friday 6:30-8:30 am: Bike & Truck Safety Fair

This Friday 6:30-8:30 am: Bike & Truck Safety Fair
Share the road safely! Join the Port of Seattle and  partners for an opportunity to learn about truck blind spots and the challenges bicyclists and truck drivers face each day as they share Seattle’s busy roads. Come for bagels, fruit and coffee. Stay to ride along in a semi on a short course to see ...

East Marginal Way – interim improvements 5

East Marginal Way - interim improvements
The West Seattle Blog reported this week on interim improvements for East Marginal Way S from S Spokane St to S Atlantic Street (at the Coast Guard’s Pier 46). In addition to the improvements listed by SDOT, we have asked for – removal of fire hydrants that are right in the middle of the path. ...

Bicycle Loop Detectors

Bicycle Loop Detectors
WSBC heard that some people don’t know that the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) added bicycle loop detector markings at many intersections. These markings indicate where cyclists should stop in order to trigger a green light at a signalized intersection. The marks can be seen as one pulls up to a red light, so as ...

Another Collision – Let’s Stop This 9

Once again, flashing red lights on East Marginal Way. Medic 1, Rescue 1, Ladder 7 and a bike rider on a backboard. This time, bike-on-bike collision. Second one within weeks. Thank you Scott Johnston for this report on Bikewise.org This was not an “accident”. This was negligence. The one who caused it walked away. The ...

West Seattle Bike Connections – Response to Seattle Draft BMP, 2013

Below are excerpts from the “WSBC 2013 BMP Draft Response” sent to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). The “Report Card” that accompanied the detailed response is posted here. Seattle Bike Blog touched on West Seattle a bit as well. If you would like a copy of the complete WSBC document, you can request a ...

Bike Master Plan Update Comments / Deadline

Bike Master Plan Update Comments / Deadline
Deadline for public comments to SDOT is this Friday, July 26. Seattle Bike Master Plan Update West Seattle Bike Connections submitted group comments last December. We met twice as a group with SDOT staff, participated in the public workshops, and just submitted detailed comments and a “report card” on the changes made in the June ...

Sunday July 14 West Seattle STP – Seattle to Portland in one Morning

Updated 7/9/13 REASONS TO RIDE WITH US ON STP WEEKEND (Sunday, July 14th): Didn’t make the 14,000 rider cutoff for Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle to Portland ride. Can’t imagine why anyone would want to ride a bike 200 miles in one or two days. Have never left the peninsula and see no reason to start ...