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SW Admiral Way bike lanes ready for summer construction

After more than a year of public outreach and significant design changes, SDOT is just about ready to paint bike lanes on SW Admiral Way from Alki to (almost) California Ave SW. The official painting schedule is not yet out, … Continue reading

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Bike trips from West Seattle spike 80 percent Monday, crushing record

On the first Monday commute since the Alaskan Way Viaduct closed, bike trips across the Spokane Street swing bridge to West Seattle went through the roof. Compared to average weekdays in recent months, Monday’s bike count was up an unprecedented … Continue reading

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West Seattle Blog: City begins outreach for Admiral Way bike lanes

SDOT is beginning outreach for new bike lanes planned on Admiral Way between Alki and California Ave SW. Planners presented to the Admiral Neighborhood Association last night, according to West Seattle Blog. There will be more meetings in the next … Continue reading

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Don’t fear planned 35th Ave SW safety changes, fear the crashes that will happen if we don’t take action

In the past ten years, 412 people have been seriously injured in traffic collisions on just one street in West Seattle: 35th Ave SW. Five people have been killed. These are not just numbers. They are our neighbors, friends, family, … Continue reading

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Safety changes — but no bike lanes — planned for I-35

35th Ave SW is not an Interstate. It’s not even a state highway. So when neighbors refer to this city street as “I-35,” you know there’s a serious speeding and traffic safety problem. And those neighbors are not being as … Continue reading

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Woman who assaulted West Seattle Greenways leader found guilty

In July 2013, Seattle Bike Blog published a troubling email we received from dedicated West Seattle Greenways leader Jake Vanderplas, who was the victim of an intentional assault when a road raging person yelled at him from her car, then … Continue reading

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Small improvements coming to Admiral Way, but protected bike lanes needed

The city will make some small improvements to the SW Admiral Way bike lane this summer, but the changes will not meet the recommendation in the Bike Master Plan, West Seattle Blog reports. The bike plan notes Admiral Way as … Continue reading

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West Seattle residents want bike corral at the Junction, White Center discusses first corral on 16th

Seattle has been doing a great job installing on-street bike corrals around town this year. Well, maybe not ALL around town. West Seattle still does not have a corral despite demand for one in the Junction business district, and residents … Continue reading

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So, how’s Seattle’s bike-to-school revolution going?

Pretty well, it seems: Today was National Bike-to-School Day. Kids all over Seattle biked to class this morning. That’s not all that unusual, but there were definitely more than most days. And Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Jose Banda joined one … Continue reading

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After far too many injured and killed on 35th Ave SW, petition requests changes

After far too many people — on foot, on bike, on motorcycles and in cars — have been injured or killed on 35th Ave SW, neighbors have had enough. The street is too dangerous, and its highway-style design leads to … Continue reading

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Neighbors and relatives walk to remember James St. Clair, call for a safe 35th Ave SW

Neighbors, family members, elected officials and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways gathered Saturday to walk in remembrance of James St. Clair and to call for a safer 35th Ave SW. “I just hope my uncle’s death is not in vain,” St. Clair’s … Continue reading

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West Seattle Blog: Bike theft alert in the Southwest Precinct

West Seattle Blog reports that police in the Southwest Precinct are concerned about what appears to be a growing number of stolen bikes in the area. So be sure to secure your wheels, even if it is parked in a … Continue reading

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West Seattle Blog: Have you seen this bike thief?

A West Seattle Blog reader sent them the above photo, captured on a security camera in an East Alki condo building. Police and the bike’s rightful owners are trying to figure out who the apparent thief is. If you have … Continue reading

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West Seattle adjusts to its first bike box + Price of install drops 30%

Andover-Delridge Bike Box 11-26-2012 from J&S Adventures on Vimeo. West Seattle got its first bike box this week, designed to help people safely make a left turn from Andover to Delridge Way just south of the West Seattle Bridge. With … Continue reading

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Why no bike lanes in the Fauntleroy ‘Green Boulevard’ plans?

Do you see anything missing from the image above? There are no bikes! The city is in the design phase of a so-called “Green Boulevard” on Fauntleroy Way SW between 35th Ave SW (AKA I-35) and SW Alaska St just … Continue reading

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Dead Baby Downhill 2011 recap (with video!)

The 2011 Dead Baby Downhill was a raucous bash that some claim to be the biggest bicycle party on the west coast. What began with a road-rash-prone, sometimes legal downhill race (though most who ride do not race at all) … Continue reading

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SPD stops person in W Seattle for doing 42 in a 30 on a bicycle

While on an aggressive driving sting on Admiral Way, SPD stopped a person doing 42 mph in a 30 mph zone. Oh, and the person was riding a bicycle. Officers let the person off with a written warning. From SPD:

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West Seattle Blog: Alki Summer Streets shorter this year

On the heels of the news that there are far fewer Summer Streets events this year, West Seattle Blog reports that the Alki Summer Streets this year is far shorter than in previous years. The event starts at 9 a.m. … Continue reading

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Bicyclist hit near the Junction in West Seattle

West Seattle Blog has a brief report about a cyclist struck today on California SW just south of the Junction. The rider was transported to the hospital. A reader photo shows the bike lying the street looking fairly beat-up. WSB … Continue reading

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‘Road diet’ for Admiral includes more buffered bike lanes

SDOT has released details about the proposed reconfiguration of SW Admiral Way between SW Olga St. and the West Seattle bridge.

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