Seattle Bike Master Plan: Have We Been Heard?

The Bike Master Plan Update final draft will be revealed at public open houses in June. Last fall, we organized and participated in workshops, meetings with SDOT planners, group mapping and online comments.  Does the plan respond?  Lets go find out and let the planners and City Council know what we think! June 5,  6-7:30 ...

East Marginal Way – with SDOT 1

Notes from May 17 meeting at Seattle Department of Transportation Attending from SDOT: Dongho Chang, City Traffic Engineer Monica DeWald, Traffic Management Division, Pedestrian & Bicycle Program Christopher Eaves, Traffic Management Division, Port and Freight   Attending from West Seattle Bike Connections: Sakaru Tsuchiya, civil engineer specialist in pedestrian and bike facilities Bob Anderton, attorney ...

Bike to Work Day – Friday May 17

WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS for the first time hosts the F5 Bike to Work Day station at the west end of the West Seattle low level bridge where the Bridge Trail, Duwamish Trail, and Alki Trail converge. Stop a minute for a home made cookie from our volunteers, coffee donated by Starbucks, a souvenir from ...

His name is Lance David

Thank you for a huge demonstration of community support tonight for Lance David, and for safe streets. Scores of people from all over West Seattle and the rest of the city rode with us. Mayor McGinn. Council Member Tom Rasmussen. SDOT Traffic Engineer Donho Chang. Port of Seattle Government Affairs Director Mike Merritt. Madi Carlson ...

Lance David Memorial Ride – May 7th 3

Lance David Memorial Ride - May 7th
On Wednesday, May 1st, the first hours of Bike to Work Month witnessed tragedy.  Lance David, a 54 year old cyclist, friend, father, and husband, was killed in a collision with a truck on East Marginal Way. Please join us and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways for a short memorial bike ride starting on Tuesday, May 7th ...

May is Bike to Work Month!

May is Bike to Work Month!
Today is May 1st, and it kicks off Bike to Work Month!  There are a lot of bicycling-related activities, so be sure to check them out. http://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2013/04/30/a-look-ahead-at-bike-month/ Some of the more enjoyable parts of riding a bike from West Seattle is going over the bridge and seeing Mount Rainier… …and seeing the downtown skyline (and ...

Free Bicycle Repair! 1

Free Bicycle Repair!
Just in time for Bike-to-Work month…free bicycle repair!  The next opportunity is this Thursday, 5/2, from 6-9pm.  Keep reading for more info. The first Thursday of each month is free bicycle repair at the West Seattle Tool Library, brought to you by the Fixers Collective. Yes…it is free, but expect to help a bit with ...

Late Night Bike + Bus Adventures

Contributing Author:  Kathy Dunn On April 17th, a hot tip told me the Tokyo String Quartet was performing at UW Meany Hall that night…it would be their last performance in Seattle since they are on their final tour.  Transportation plan: take my bike and Metro to Ballard, then bike the final four miles along the Burke-Gilman Trail to ...

Timing the RapidRide C 3

Timing the RapidRide C
Metro has been criticized about RapidRide, especially the C line from West Seattle.  So why write about it on a “bike” blog? Well…we just want to talk about general transportation that’s sustainable.  We also feel getting around by bike is most efficient and enjoyable.  So we’re going to do a comparison today. (Jeff Hallman is ...

Freight Advisory Board Meeting Notes 2

Freight Advisory Board Meeting Notes
April 16, 2013 EAST MARGINAL WAY Peter Hahn, SDOT Director, updated the board on issues concerning freight movement. Some of them also concern bike movement. One is East Marginal Way, which he and Christine Wolf, Port of Seattle Seaport Transportation Director, described as the #1 priority for improvement. The “poster child”. The Port wants haul ...