West Seattle Bike Connections: 1st meet-and-greet

October 25, 2012 at 11:53 am | In Transportation, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

Bill, Kathy, and Don were still on duty at the West Seattle Bike Connections outreach station under the bridge when we caught up with them just before they wrapped up for the morning. In addition to offering treats and information about the new bicycling-advocacy group (here’s the original announcement in the WSB Forums), they also counted bicyclists till about 9 am, and report 254 came by that spot where three trails meet, under the high bridge and at the west end of the low bridge. Also there throughout the morning – till just before we showed up – the trio told us, was Stu Hennessey of Spokespeople West Seattle and Sustainable West Seattle, with which WSBC is joining forces. A major goal right now is to give West Seattle a strong voice as the city’s Bicycle Master Plan is updated; keep up with future meetings (next one – 8:30 am Saturday at C & P Coffee [WSB sponsor]) and comment opportunities via their Facebook page, where you also can post your “top ten list” for bicycling-improvement priorities in the area.

5 Comments

  1. Nice!!! If you are considering biking to work for the first time, having a biking “mentor” to show you the way to go and give you hints is a great idea. I biked to work the first time in 2005 as part of Bike to Work Day, and having all the other cyclists out leading the way really helped!

    Comment by AJP — 12:54 pm October 25, 2012 #

  2. Awesome! Thanks for being out there.

    Comment by M — 3:49 pm October 25, 2012 #

  3. Hurray for all the efforts you’re making to make bicycling safer in West Seattle! I hope, eventually, your efforts help make it safe enough for cowards like me.

    Comment by J — 4:13 pm October 25, 2012 #

  4. Thanks for organizing this – it was nice to meet you all this morning!

    Comment by eileen — 8:05 pm October 25, 2012 #

  5. @AJP: others have mentioned the value of bike mentors or bike buddies, too. Some Bike to work or School teams do that in May. We could start a group willing to do that year round, with a call list or email list. Want to volunteer?

    Comment by Don_Brubeck — 8:39 pm October 25, 2012 #

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