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How amazing would this West Seattle flyover trail be?

It’s one of the most infamous intersections in West Seattle. It sucks for everyone, whether you’re driving a freight truck to the Port or driving a car home from work. But it especially sucks for anyone walking or biking (remember … 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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West Seattle traffic light is so long, bike commuter cooks breakfast burrito while waiting for it to change

I would have at least added some cheese. This video features Don Brubeck of West Seattle Bike Connections. Clearly, people walking and biking are far from the priority at this terrible intersection where the Alki Trail, Chelan Ave, W Marginal, … Continue reading

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After 300 collisions in just 3 years, city meetings will discuss changes to ‘I-35’

Every couple days, someone driving in a car on 35th Ave SW runs into another car, someone walking or someone biking. Since 2011, 128 people were injured in 294 collisions. Two people were killed. One of those people was James … Continue reading

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Plans developing for protected bike lanes on Fauntleroy, meeting Tuesday

Plans for a very-much-needed remake of a key section of Fauntleroy Way SW in West Seattle are moving forward, and the city is looking for input. There will be a community meeting to discuss the project Tuesday, 5 – 7 … Continue reading

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Do neighborhood greenways increase cycling? Oh yes.

If you were wondering whether the city’s investments in neighborhood greenways are effective, here’s your answer: A resounding yes. The city wisely gathered bike use data on a couple proposed neighborhood greenway routes before work began. They then compared those … Continue reading

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After community push, West Seattle is getting its first bike corral

I received a fun email from West Seattle Bike Connections this morning. After a community push to make sure a proposed bike corral actually happens in the Junction, the group announced that the city will install an on-street bike parking … 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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Police release more details in serious hit and run near W Seattle Bridge

Seattle Police are still seeking help finding the person responsible for hitting and seriously injuring a man on a bike near the lower West Seattle Bridge last month. The suspect drove away from the scene, leaving behind pieces of his/her … Continue reading

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Man biking struck near W Seattle Bridge, police seek suspect + Rash of other area collisions

A man biking was struck at the east end of the lower West Seattle Bridge Thursday night. The person driving fled the scene. Police are seeking more information to help catch the suspect and learn what happened. And obviously, the … 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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Help parent launch West Seattle middle school bike program

A parent of a 7th grader at Denny International Middle School has launched a crowdfunding campaign to buy bikes for the an after-school bike education program at the school. Inspired by the Major Taylor Project at nearby Chief Sealth High … Continue reading

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Lower West Seattle Bridge will close Friday at 8PM

There is one big problem when a huge neighborhood only has a couple points of access for people on bikes: What happens when one of those points closes? Well, that will happen tonight (Friday) when the lower West Seattle Bridge … 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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Delridge neighborhood greenway now officially open

The city has officially completed the first neighborhood greenway in West Seattle, a 1.5-mile stretch of 26th Ave SW from SW Andover Street to the SW Graham Street stairway leading to the High Point neighborhood. The stretch is the first … Continue reading

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West Seattle video series compares bike lights from the driver’s seat

The good folks at West Seattle Bike Connections read our October post about bike lights (and how some are too bright to put on strobe mode on a bike trail) and noticed something missing: Demonstrations of how different lights actually … Continue reading

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Memorial walk for man killed crossing West Seattle street, family hopes for ‘positive light’

James St. Clair was walking across 35th Ave SW at SW Graham Street December 30 when he was struck by a car and killed. He was 69. Community members and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways are organizing a memorial walk for St. … Continue reading

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Woman charged with assault for road rage attack on West Seattle Greenways founder

Erika Soerensen, 37, has been charged with second degree assault for allegedly attacking Jake Vanderplas with a deadly weapon July 8. Vanderplas, who was luckily not seriously injured in the attack at 26th Ave SW and SW Andover Street, reached … Continue reading

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