8/17 Delridge Day – Helmets & Helmet Fitting

North Delridge Neighborhood Council, along with the City of Seattle’s Department of Parks and Recreation, will be hosting the 7th Annual Delridge Day Festival on Saturday, August 17th at the Delridge Community Center and Park. West Seattle Bike Connections has volunteered to staff Cascade Bicycle Club’s bike helmet fitting, sales and give-away for this event. ...

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 ...

Tuesday, August 6 monthly meeting 1

At Cycle U – see upcoming events for directions. Agenda will include Progress reports, planning and recruiting for projects including Trucks+Bikes safety event, Fiesta de las Patrias, Parking Day, lots more. Open meeting – you are welcome.

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 ...

All Ages and Abilities

All Ages and Abilities
Sabrina led the “Kidical Mass” group in the West Seattle Grand Parade last Saturday. Sabrina has MS, which prevents her from driving. But she can get around independently on her trike on streets that are safe enough for her to ride. Transportation planners are now using the mantras, “all ages and abilities”, and “8 to ...

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 ...

September 6 Trucks & Bikes Safety Fair

Bike riders are invited by Port of Seattle Seaport to Terminal 25, 3225 East Marginal Way S near S Spokane St. for a safety training event, with co-sponsors West Seattle Bike Connections, SDOT, WSDOT, Cascade Bicycle Club, BNSF, Ballard Oil and others. Featuring: – Bike-truck blind spot simulations – Truck ride-alongs – Helpful safety information ...

Saturday July 20 Kidical Mass in West Seattle Grand Parade

Saturday July 20 Kidical Mass in West Seattle Grand Parade
Meet at Alki Bike and Board 2606 California Ave. SW at 11am. Ride with West Seattle Spokespeople West Seattle Bike Connections and Sustainable West Seattle. Riders of all ages welcomed, kids and families. Decorate your bicycles and ride in the West Seattle Grand Parade July 20th. Parade starts at 11am but we will not be ...

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

LoadingCenter mapTrafficBicyclingTransitGoogle MapsGet Directions 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 ...