West Seattle Event Calendar

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Mar
24
Sat
2012
Washington State Ferries spring schedule begins
Mar 24 @ 11:00 pm – 11:00 pm

News release:

The spring sailing schedule for Washington State Ferries begins Sunday, March 25.

Ferry service increases include:

· Reopening of the Anacortes/Sidney, B.C. route, with one daily round-trip sailing. For reservations, visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries or call 511.

The return of the weekend inter-island vessel in the San Juan Islands.
An additional eight hours of afternoon service Monday through Thursday between Anacortes and the San Juan Islands.
The return of three-boat service on weekends on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route. The third boat will operate eight hours a day on Saturday and Sunday.

The complete 2012 spring sailing schedule is available at www.wsdot.gov/ferries/schedule. The spring schedule will be in effect March 25 through June 16.

Apr
9
Mon
2012
West Seattle Water Taxi starts spring/summer 2012 schedule @ Seacrest Pier
Apr 9 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 am

Today’s the day that the spring/summer schedule begins for West Seattle Water Taxi.

Apr
13
Fri
2012
Task force
Apr 13 @ 11:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Noon, Senior Center.

Apr
22
Sun
2012
West Seattle Greenways meeting @ Pearls Coffee and Tea
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Interested in “greenways” across West Seattle? Meet with local advocates! Full details on the North Delridge Neighborhood Council website.

Apr
24
Tue
2012
Open house/community meeting regarding changes to Metro Route 120 @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

As reported in this WSB story, changes are ahead for this popular route. Metro wants to see riders and other concerned community members at this event, to talk about what’s ahead.

May
18
Fri
2012
Bike-to-Work Day 2012
May 18 @ 6:30 am – 7:00 pm

Full details, including the commute-station map, here.

May
23
Wed
2012
Local projects, tolling on State Transportation Commission agenda @ Puget Sound Regional Council
May 23 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Meeting in which you might be interested – this is the WSDOT news release:

Tolling and traffic management related to the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project and associated city projects in and around downtown Seattle top the agenda items for the Washington State Transportation Commission’s meeting next week in Seattle.

The commission, the state’s tolling authority, also will receive a status report from the Washington State Department of Transportation and King County on traffic, revenue and transit ridership since tolling began on the SR 520 bridge and hear an update on the I-405 Express Toll Lanes project.

The meeting will take place Wednesday, May 23, in the Executive Board Room of the Puget Sound Regional Council, 1011 Western Avenue, Seattle. The meeting is open to the public and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during the public comment period scheduled for 4:45 p.m.

Starting at 9 a.m., the City of Seattle will give a presentation on the Mercer Street, Spokane Street, Alaskan Way and East Marginal Way improvements, all projects that are connected with the tunnel being built to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Former Mayor Charley Royer, co-chair of the Advisory Committee on Tolling and Traffic Management (ACTT), will brief the commission on the committee’s work. The ACTT is tasked with making advisory recommendations by December 2012 on ways to minimize diversion from the tunnel to city streets, and on toll rates and policies.

The commission will also hear briefings on Sound Transit projects, the Puget Sound Regional Council’s long-range transportation plan, and proposed new bulk commodity export facilities during the afternoon.

For more information about the Commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit the Transportation Commission’s Web site at: http://www.wstc.wa.gov

May
28
Mon
2012
Metro, Water Taxi on Sunday schedule
May 28 @ 4:00 am – 11:00 pm
Jul
16
Mon
2012
Sustainable West Seattle Forum: Greenways @ West Seattle Tool Library, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From Sustainable West Seattle:

July forum:
Greenways – walk or bike proposed routes
Monday, July 16, 7-9 pm
West Seattle Tool Library @Youngstown
4408 Delridge Way S.W.
Come bike and learn about the progress to build neighborhood Greenways on 26th Avenue SW and 21st Avenue SW.

Meet at the Tool Library with your bike or walking shoes, then join Stu Hennessy of Alki Bike and Board for a bike tour of the proposed Neighborhood Greenways, or walk on foot with Feet First director Lisa Quinn (from 7-8 p.m.). Afterwards, we will return for a discussion with Stu, Lisa, and Seattle Councilman Tom Rasmussen (or Sally Bagshaw) about how citizens can continue to support Greenways in their neighborhoods (from 8-9 p.m.) Refreshments will be served.

Neighborhood greenways are routes which provide safe connections for bicyclists and pedestrians between neighborhoods, and to schools, parks, shopping and other destinations.

Jul
19
Thu
2012
Fauntleroy Way ‘green boulevard’ open house @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The city is spending a quarter-million dollars to study the possibility of converting Fauntleroy Way into a “green boulevard” between the bridge and SW Alaska. What do you think of the idea? What do you even KNOW about the idea? Open house 4-6 pm today is the first chance for a public look at the idea, and to offer your thoughts. Here’s our preview story.

Aug
3
Fri
2012
Metro Seafair shuttles to Lake Washington
Aug 3 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

For those hoping to get to Lake Washington for the hydroplane races and other Seafair events, Metro Transit is offering free shuttles from 7 am to 6 pm the weekend of August 3rd-5th. The shuttles will run from Othello Link light rail station (at MLK Jr. Way and S Othello St.) to Stan Sayres Pit near Genesee Park on Lake Washington. More information here.

Aug
4
Sat
2012
Metro Seafair shuttles to Lake Washington
Aug 4 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

For those hoping to get to Lake Washington for the hydroplane races and other Seafair events, Metro Transit is offering free shuttles from 7 am to 6 pm the weekend of August 3rd-5th. The shuttles will run from Othello Link light rail station (at MLK Jr. Way and S Othello St.) to Stan Sayres Pit near Genesee Park on Lake Washington. More information here.

Aug
5
Sun
2012
Metro Seafair shuttles to Lake Washington
Aug 5 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

For those hoping to get to Lake Washington for the hydroplane races and other Seafair events, Metro Transit is offering free shuttles from 7 am to 6 pm the weekend of August 3rd-5th. The shuttles will run from Othello Link light rail station (at MLK Jr. Way and S Othello St.) to Stan Sayres Pit near Genesee Park on Lake Washington. More information here.

Aug
25
Sat
2012
High Point shuttle available for Big Day of Play @ High Point Community Center
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Looking forward to Seattle Parks’ Big Day of Play at Magnuson Park on August 25th? There will be a free shuttle from High Point Community Center to the event, leaving at 9 am and returning at 3 pm. Seating is limited, so call 206-684-7422 to register.

The Big Day of Play will include activities like basketball, paddling, and boating, main stage entertainment focusing on cultural diversity, healthy food, and more. Learn more about the event here.

Aug
30
Thu
2012
Water Taxi extended sailing for Seahawk game @ Water Taxi
Aug 30 @ 11:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The King County Water Taxi’s West Seattle route will be running its extended sailing schedules for this Thursday’s Seahawks game on August 30 and for Saturday’s Huskies game on September 1. In addition to the final scheduled departure at downtown Seattle’s Pier 50 at 10:30 pm, we will run one additional departure from Pier 50 at 11:00 pm each night. The final two departures from Seacrest Park those nights will be at 10:45 pm and 11:10 pm.

Sep
1
Sat
2012
Water Taxi extended sailing for Huskies game @ Water Taxi
Sep 1 @ 11:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The King County Water Taxi’s West Seattle route will be running its extended sailing schedules for Saturday’s Huskies game on September 1. In addition to the final scheduled departure at downtown Seattle’s Pier 50 at 10:30 pm, we will run one additional departure from Pier 50 at 11:00 pm each night. The final two departures from Seacrest Park will be at 10:45 pm and 11:10 pm.

Sep
4
Tue
2012
Save the Ride Free Area! Public meeting & petition @ Capitol Hill Public Library meeting room
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Save the Ride Free Area! Sign the Transit Riders Union’s email petition to the County Council and attend a public meeting on Tuesday, September
4th.

On September 29th , the downtown Ride Free Area will be eliminated. This means longer delays, more congestion, hurting downtown businesses, and stranding low income riders. It’s an all-around terrible decision – that’s what happens when political maneuvering substitutes for transparent public process.

The Transit Riders Union is asking the County Council to reconsider their decision to eliminate the RFA. Visit http://transitriders.org to send an email petition letter to the county council members and county executive (direct link: http://transitriders.org/rfa_petition/).

Want to learn more? The Transit Riders Union is holding a public meeting and workshop on the Ride Free Area:
Tuesday, September 4th at 6pm
Capitol Hill Public Library meeting room*
425 Harvard Avenue East
(served by Metro routes 8, 60, 49, 10, 11)
*This event is not sponsored by the Seattle Public Library


The Transit Riders Union is a democratic organization of working and poor people, taking control over our own lives, and building up the power we need to change society for the good of humanity and of the planet. We will fight to preserve, expand, and improve the public transportation system in Seattle and beyond, so that every human being has access to safe, affordable, and reliable public transit.

Sep
23
Sun
2012
Washington State Ferries’ fall schedule begins
Sep 23 @ 4:25 am – 4:25 am

Washington State Ferries’ fall schedule begins this Sunday Sept. 23. There are many five minute changes this schedule including: the summer 4:30 a.m. sailing from Southworth to Vashon and Fauntleroy will be sailing this fall at 4:25 a.m. and the summer weekday 6:05 a.m. sailing from Southworth to Vashon and Fauntleroy will depart at 6 a.m. From Vashon, the 4:50 a.m. summer sailing from Vashon to Fauntleroy will depart this fall at 4:45 a.m. and the 5:45 a.m. summer weekend sailing from Vashon to Southworth moves to 5:40 a.m. for the fall. The 5:20 a.m. sailing from Fauntleroy to Vashon and Southworth moves to 5:15 a.m. this fall.

Sep
29
Sat
2012
Metro debuts RapidRide, restructures West Seattle service
Sep 29 @ 5:00 am – 11:45 pm

Full details here.

Meet RapidRide’s C Line @ Westwood Village
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Metro kicks off third RapidRide line with meet-up at Westwood Village!

Meet the C Line on Saturday Sept. 29th. 11 am-4 pm at Westwood Village. A RapidRide coach, Metro staff and RapidRide Man will be located in the parking lot in front of Barnes and Noble bookstore to share information about the new C Line and provide trip planning advice.

West Seattleites have heard it’s coming and they’ve seen the new shelters and stations popping up all over town. But on Sept. 29, they’ll get to experience the real thing when Metro Transit’s big red and yellow RapidRide buses begin rolling into West Seattle.

The C Line gets going with the start of morning service on Sept. 29. It replaces the Metro Route 54 and will offer frequent all-day service between Westwood Village and downtown Seattle.

*Residents can learn more about the new service and its amenities from 11 am-4 pm Saturday (Sept 29) at Westwood Village. A RapidRide coach, Metro staff and RapidRide Man will be located in the parking lot in front of Barnes and Noble bookstore to share information about the new C Line and provide trip planning advice.

The C Line will offer 10 to 15-minute service most of the day — so frequent riders won’t even need a timetable. Metro has nearly doubled the number of trips provided in this corridor; half of the new trips began in 2011 and the other half will be added when C Line service begins.

New RapidRide buses will come equipped with low floors, three doors for easy boarding, environmentally-friendly hybrid technology, on-board WiFi and security cameras.

As many residents have already seen, 34 RapidRide stops have been added all along the C Line corridor. The stops include well-lit shelters, extra benches and a light beacon that riders can turn on to let bus drivers know they are waiting for the bus at night.

Larger RapidRide stops are called stations and will featurereal-time “next bus arrival” signs and provide off-board ORCA card readers. The C Line corridor will also have a transit-signal priority system that gives buses the green light through busy intersections. The majority of these
features will be in place for the launch of the new line.

Oct
2
Tue
2012
Open house for Delridge repaving @ Chief Sealth International High School
Oct 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Find out everything you need to know about the big project coming up on the south mile of Delridge Way starting in January (and potentially part of 16th too) – drop by during this open house, any time during the two hours since SDOT says there is NO presentation.

Oct
15
Mon
2012
Community Forum: Transportation and West Seattle: Metro, Viaduct, Streets, Future? @ West Seattle Senior Center
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sustainable West Seattle‘s October Forum: Transportation and West Seattle: Metro, Viaduct, Streets, Future?

Bus Transit, Tunnel Construction, and More! Join Sustainable West Seattle for our October Community Forum, Monday, Oct 15, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon St., around the corner from California-Oregon intersection, upstairs.

Join us for an evening’s discussion of the changes afoot for transportation in and connecting West Seattle. The evening will include presentations and open dialog on:

* The new RapidRide service (RapidRide C)and other route changes Metro will have in place affecting West Seattle;
* Effects of the continuing Alaska Way Viaduct work on the West Seattle, our southern neighbors, and the rest of the city;
* A Study of High Capacity Transit from downtown to Ballard and the implications for rail access to West Seattle;
* The condition of West Seattle thoroughfares and the multiple visions for Fauntleroy Way, Delridge Way and California Avenue.

Our panel includes:

Seattle Council Transportation Chair Tom Rasmussen;
King County Exec. Transportation Advisor Chris Arkills;
Metro Route Planner Doug Johnson
Seattle Transit Blog Editor-in-Chief Martin Duke; and
Director of Seattle Department of Transportation Peter Hahn.

Oct
27
Sat
2012
WS Bike Connections Meeting re: Bike Master Plan Update @ C & P Coffee Company
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

From Sustainable West Seattle:
West Seattle Bike Connections group will meet at C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor) Saturday morning October 27th from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.

The group will plan their participation in the upcoming Seattle Department of Transportation Bike Master Plan public meetings scheduled for November 7, 8 and 9.

The Bike Connections group will also discuss other aspects of the group’s efforts.

For more information contact Don Brubeck, the organizer, by phone at 206-913-2232, or email at d2brubeck@gmail.com

Oct
29
Mon
2012
West Seattle Water Taxi’s fall/winter schedule starts at 6:15 am @ Seacrest Park
Oct 29 @ 6:15 am – 6:15 am

King County Water Taxi announces additional early morning departure starting with the West Seattle winter schedule:

When the water taxi begins its winter commute schedule for West Seattle on Monday, October 29, riders will be able to depart at 6:15 a.m. from Seacrest Park. This is thirty minutes earlier than the present 6:45 a.m. first departure, which does not accommodate commuters who need to arrive to work by 7:00 a.m.

This new departure will replace the current 9:15 a.m. departure from Seacrest dock. The last sailing of the morning from Seacrest Park will be at 8:45 a.m.

The afternoon water taxi sailing schedule will remain the same.

Full schedule listed here.

Nov
7
Wed
2012
Alaskan Way Viaduct South Portal Working Group @ Sound Transit Board Room
Nov 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This advisory group gets briefed on what’s new with the transportation projects in the “south portal” area – between the West Seattle Bridge and downtown. (More info here.)

Next meeting:
Wednesday, November 7
4 to 5:30 p.m. LOCATION TBA (past meetings have usually been at Sound Transit Board Room 401 S. Jackson St., Seattle)

Nov
15
Thu
2012
Community meeting: South Park Bridge construction delay @ South Park Neighborhood Center
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

After news that the South Park Bridge would not be complete until next year, King County has announced a meeting to update everyone who’s interested:

King County will host a community meeting at 7 pm Thursday, November 15th to update residents on the status of South Park Bridge construction. The meeting will be held at the South Park Neighborhood Center (WSB sponsor), 8201 10th Ave. S., Seattle.

During the meeting, County engineers will review construction progress, including efforts to excavate new piers. The contractor, Kiewit Massman JV, has informed the County that this phase of work has taken longer than expected, which will shift the timeline for opening the bridge. The County and the contractor are now working on a revised construction schedule. The updated timeline for bridge completion should be announced in a few weeks.

Meanwhile, other elements of the project are moving forward. Major steel components for the new bridge have started arriving. Later this month demolition of portions of the old bridge will get underway.

During the meeting, engineers will provide more details about construction activities currently underway, share photos of recently completed excavation work and answer questions.

For more information about the meeting, contact Ashley DeForest, (206) 684-1154 or email her at ashley.deforest@kingcounty.gov.

Dec
3
Mon
2012
Washington State Ferries community meeting @ John Sedgwick Jr. High School Commons
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WSF is holding a community meeting from 6-8 p.m. Mon., Dec. 3 at John Sedgwick Jr. High School Commons, 8995 SE Sedgwick Road, Port Orchard. Assistant Secretary David Moseley will be on hand to discuss the upcoming legislative session, proposed service reductions on some routes, new ferry construction, liquefied natural gas as a potential fuel for the fleet, and route-specific issues. A representative from King County will be on hand to discuss the Barton Street Pump Upgrade near Fauntleroy ferry terminal. For meeting materials visit
http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Ferries/commuterupdates/pub_meetings.htm.

Jan
10
Thu
2013
Delridge repaving project begins today
Jan 10 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

The yearlong Delridge repaving project is scheduled to begin today, involving the stretch of Delridge from SW Orchard to SW Roxbury. See the details from SDOT in WSB’s coverage here.

Mar
21
Thu
2013
Get Out, Get Going, Get On Metro @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Mar 21 @ 12:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Thursday, March 21st, 12:15 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle:

Orca Q&A and purchase of ORCA cards
Expand your independence and travel options!! Transit instruction can give you confidence to safely and comfortably travel on any public transportation sys-tem. Learn about and purchase the ORCA Card.

ORCA cards are $3 each. If interested in purchasing a card you will need to have proof of age (65 or older).

The Senior Center is now on Facebook!

May
14
Tue
2013
Council Committee to take public testimony on potential cuts in transit service @ Union Station
May 14 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Council Committee to take public testimony on potential cuts in transit service

17 percent reduction in service could begin in 2014

A potential 17 percent reduction in Metro transit service due to a lack of sustainable revenue will be the topic of a special meeting of the Metropolitan King County Council’s Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee:

Tuesday, May 14
3:30 pm open house
4:00 pm public testimony

Union Station
401 South Jackson Street, Seattle

The committee wants the public to have an opportunity to tell their leaders how transit service cuts will affect them. Absent action from the legislature, King County will begin seeking input this fall on how to cut 600,000 hours of transit service. The cuts are expected to begin in 2014. Metro recently released a preliminary look at what routes might be cut or reduced based on their service guideline policies.

A 17 percent reduction in transit service would result in fewer travel options, longer travel times and more crowded buses – impacts that could touch virtually all Metro riders

Based on its service guideline policies, Metro has identified 65 routes at risk for elimination and 86 routes at risk for service reductions without a sustainable source of funding. These reductions would be necessary
to offset a $75 million annual deficit due to the continued drop in sales tax revenues.

Since 2009, when revenues declined sharply, Metro has been able to avoid these cuts through $798 million in efficiencies, staff reductions, fare increases, reserve spending, and additional revenue. The implementation of the Congestion Reduction Charge (CRC), a temporary charge on vehicle licenses for two years, helped Metro avoid deep transit service cuts in 2011. By law, the CRC must end in 2014 and without a new source of revenue, Metro must reduce service.

In addition to making their voice heard at the public hearing, people can submit comments by going to:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/council/testimony.aspx

or

http://metro.kingcounty.gov/am/future/

Be part of the conversation on social media: #MetroFuture

Follow the Council’s deliberations through Facebook and Twitter by signing up through the
King County Council Web site at:

www.kingcounty.gov/council

Watch all Council proceedings held in chambers LIVE on King County TV on Comcast and Broadstripe Cable on channel 22, or online at:

www.kingcounty.gov/KCTV

Jun
12
Wed
2013
Open House: Seattle’s Draft Bicycle Master Plan @ Columbia Branch Library
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

You’re invited! Help shape the future of bicycling in Seattle! Open Houses

Make riding a bicycle a comfortable and integral part of daily life in Seattle for people of all ages and abilities.

June 12 South Seattle at Columbia Branch Library
4721 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle

Open House 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Presentation at 6:30 pm

At the open house you will:

~ Get an overview of the updated Draft Bicycle Master Plan
~ See a citywide map of proposed bike facilities (bike lanes, neighborhood greenways, cycle tracks and more) and learn how the map was designed and refined.
~ Review other parts of the draft plan – programs, project prioritization, end-of-trip facilities, maintenance and funding strategies.
~ Share your opinions

See additional details and information about the Draft Bicycle Master Plan
here: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikemaster.htm#

Jul
1
Mon
2013
West Seattle Bike Counter Celebration
Jul 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The second bike counter in the city (the other is at the Fremont Bridge), was unveiled on June 20th (see WSB coverage here).

A celebration of the West Seattle’s Bike Counter installation will be hosted by the Cascade Bicycle Club Monday, July 1 from 4:00–6:00 pm at the new bike counter, along the east approach to South Spokane Street swing bridge.

Members of the Seattle Department of Transportation and West Seattle Bicycle Connections will also be attending. Stop by and say “hi!” And be counted.

Funded by Cascade Bicycle Club and the Mark and Susan Torrance Foundation, the counter will provide valuable, regular, up to date bicycle counts for the West Seattle area.

Jul
20
Sat
2013
Say ‘bon voyage’ to Bertha @ SR 99 tunnel dig site
Jul 20 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

The power is on, the cutterhead is hooked up and two miles of Seattle soil await the teeth of Bertha, the world’s largest tunneling machine. Aside from running final tests, there’s only one thing left to do before the massive machine’s launch later this month: say goodbye.

On July 20th, Gov. Jay Inslee and the Washington State Department of Transportation will host a public celebration at Bertha’s launch site, west of CenturyLink Field, from 11:30 am to 3 pm. Following a dedication ceremony, attendees can talk with project staff, learn about the tunneling operation and view Bertha from one of the walkways that span her 80-foot-deep launch pit.

“This project belongs to the people of Washington,” said Gov. Inslee. “We want to give everyone a chance to see this amazing machine up close before it starts tunneling beneath Seattle.”

The event includes activities designed to teach kids about science and engineering and provides the opportunity for attendees to sign their names on one of the concrete segments that will form the tunnel’s walls. Food trucks will also be onsite.

Because the event will be held at an active construction site, all attendees will be required to sign a safety waiver and wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes. There is limited access for guests with strollers and wheelchairs. Attendees can check on nearby parking and transit options.

Bertha, who has been updating her progress on Twitter since December, said she has mixed feelings about her pre-launch celebration. “Don’t get me wrong. I’m ready to celebrate,” @BerthaDigsSR99 tweeted Tuesday. “But I really hope no one breaks a bottle over my head. Talk about a painful tradition!”

A 10-foot-long interactive model of Bertha is on display at Milepost 31, the project’s information center in Pioneer Square. Photos of the tunneling machine and construction in Seattle are also available.

Tunneling starts at the end of July after final testing is complete. The tunnel is scheduled to open to drivers in late 2015. For more information about the SR 99 Tunnel Project, visit www.alaskanwayviaduct.org.

Jul
24
Wed
2013
ACTT meeting @ Puget Sound Regional Council Board Room
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Advisory Committee on Tolling and Traffic Management (ACTT). The next ACTT meeting is scheduled for:

Wednesday, July 24
3 to 5 pm
Puget Sound Regional Council Board Room
1011 Western Ave., Suite 500

If you have any questions, please email viaduct@wsdot.wa.gov or call Natalie Graves at 206-805-2834.

Sep
6
Fri
2013
Bike & Truck Safety Fair @ Terminal 25
Sep 6 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am

From Don Brubeck at West Seattle Bike Connections:

Bike riders are invited by Port of Seattle to a Bike & Truck Safety Fair!

Friday, September 6
6:30 to 8:30 am
Terminal 25, 3225 East Marginal Way S near S Spokane St.

Featuring:
– Bike-truck blind spot simulations
– Truck ride-alongs
– Helpful safety information
– Free continental breakfast

Co-sponsored by West Seattle Bike Connections, SDOT, WSDOT, Cascade Bicycle Club, BNSF, Ballard Oil and others.

Reasons for this event:
– To give bike riders an understanding of what freight haulers can see and how their vehicles move, turn and stop.
– To give truck drivers an understanding of how people on bikes see and use the road.
– To give bike riders an opportunity to thank truckers in person for their safe and attentive driving!

Goals:
– Safe, predictable driving and riding, with respect and understanding.
– Efficient freight mobility for the industries and international trade that support our economy.
– Efficient, safe transportation by bike from West Seattle to and through the seaport, manufacturing and industrial areas.

More bike traffic = less car traffic congestion

http://westseattlebikeconnections.org/events/sept-6-trucksbikes-safety-event/

Sep
24
Tue
2013
West Seattle Transit Coalition (WSTC) meeting @ High Point Neighborhood House
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

From the Westwood/Roxhill/Arbor Heights Community Council website, announcement of the first meeting of the West Seattle Transit Coalition to discuss the current and future transit issues affecting West Seattle. The meeting will be at the High Point Neighborhood House, Tuesday September 24th at 6:30 pm:

Following discussions over several months, a multitude of West Seattle groups have made the decision to attempt to form a West Seattle Transit Coalition.

There are at least three factors currently working in tandem to significantly worry a lot of people in West Seattle, that we have been talking about on and off for months in our meetings.

The looming reduction of mass transit services region wide with the King County Metro funding crisis coming out of Olympia. All services will face up to a 17% cut in volume.
This is only compounded for us in West Seattle, with the equally looming end of the SR-99 Viaduct and the construction headaches that will cause for all of us soon.
Third, the population because of increasing density (whether you’re a fan or not) in West Seattle is increasing, further straining transit — transit which may soon reduce, straining it even further.

Individually, any one of these things is a topic deep enough for a three hour meeting, or more. Put together? Again, regardless of what side you’re on about any of these issues, altogether they equal out to everyone coming out of West Seattle having a pretty awful commute very soon.

If for some reason your group is unable to attend or send representatives, this will be not a closed, finite thing. For example, several ideas for draft letters and statements are floating around under discussion. These will be reviewed and possibly finalized–with the upcoming elections, ballots will go out in the beginning of October. This makes the entire thing time sensitive, but people will be still able to endorse if desired later. This is all very sudden, and a bit of an emergency, with so many things spinning together at once.

The discussed plan was to get a statement/letter/endorsement out no later than October 1, 2013, ahead of the election cycle and ballots being mailed out. We would like to get all of the following on the record, for how they stand:

City Council members
City Council candidates
Mayoral candidates
County officials

The initial meeting will be Tuesday, September 24th, starting at 630pm. We’re not sure how long it will run. The meeting will be open to the public.

Location:

High Point Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW
Seattle, WA 98126

Oct
14
Mon
2013
Senate Transportation Committee public forum meeting @ Seattle First Presbyterian Church
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

State transportation tour invites public comment
Share your views about transit and other transportation needs with Senate Transportation Committee members at a public forum on Monday in downtown Seattle.

Where and when:
Monday, Oct. 14, 6-9 pm
Seattle First Presbyterian Church
1013 Eighth Ave., Seattle

This “listening session” is part of a statewide tour hosted by the Washington State
Department of Transportation. In about a month, Metro will be announcing a proposal to make major service cuts because of our funding shortage. We’ve managed to preserve most service over the past five years by taking many steps, including cutting costs and increasing fares. But some temporary funding runs out next June, so we have no choice but to plan service reductions that would begin in fall 2014.

An additional 45,000 annual service hours will have to be cut from bus service in the Alaskan Way Viaduct corridor next June, when state funding to reduce the impacts of the viaduct replacement project runs out.

Learn more about this and view new, preliminary information about impacts of a countywide reduction on our website.

Oct
26
Sat
2013
Ferry Alert: Faunt/Va/SW – Public Open House @ Ober Park Community Center
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Washington State Ferries is considering revisions to the Fauntleroy/Vashon/SW schedule to make the best use of added vehicle capacity when the 124-car Cathlamet replaces the 87-car Klahowya in fall 2014. We look forward to sharing information and hearing from our customers at the open house on:

Saturday, October 26, 12-3 pm
at the Ober Park Community Center
17130 Vashon Hwy. SW, Vashon Island

Nov
14
Thu
2013
South Park Bridge construction update slideshow @ Napoli Pizzeria
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the South Park Bridge Construction project team for their latest slideshow on construction progress on November 14 at 6:00 pm. Join Tim Lane and John Stamets, Nov. 14, 6-7:30 pm at Napoli Pizzeria to see photos and hear stories of the latest construction progress.

When: Thursday, November 14, 6–7:30 pm
Where: Napoli Pizzeria

For more information about the South Park Bridge Replacement Project, visit King County Department of Transportation’s website at http://www.kingcounty.gov/transportation/SouthParkBridge.aspx

Dec
3
Tue
2013
Metro Transit cuts? Community meeting @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Until and unless funding is found to replace what’s expiring for Metro Transit, they’re proceeding with plans for major cuts (as reported here November 7th), and want to hear from you. The second in a round of community meetings is planned for West Seattle.

Jan
14
Tue
2014
Transportation Q&A Panel with the offices of the Governor, County Executive, Mayor and City Councilmember @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Q&A Panel about West Seattle transportation issues with the offices of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, and City of Seattle Councilmember Ed Murray.

Date: January 14th, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm
Location: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Thelma Dewitty Theater, 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98107

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition in October 2013 issued a call to action from the offices of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, then Mayor Mike McGinn and then Mayoral candidate Ed Murray, and City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen.

West Seattle, unique to all other regions of King County, faces up to 27% transit cuts due to the current funding crisis in Olympia that special sessions of the State Legislature were unable to overcome. The rest of King County faces only 17% cuts. In addition, West Seattle faces the impending removal of the SR-99 Viaduct, our main avenue to reach downtown Seattle. With the Seattle deep bore tunnel drilling project increasingly behind schedule with the discovery of steel pipes left behind a decade ago from a previous WSDOT project, our situation has grown even more complicated. Our circumstances and geography leave us with few obvious mitigation options as a community around these problems.

On January 14th, 2014 at 6:30 pm, we will host a Q&A Panel with various levels of government in response to these issues, and to see what can be done, in a live event.

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition will be joined by the following:

Charles Knutson, Senior Policy Advisor to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

Chris Arkills, Transportation Policy Advisor to King County Executive Dow Constantine.

Andrew Glass Hastings, Transit and Transportation Advisor to Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

Tom Rasmussen, Seattle City Councilmember and Chair of the City’s Transportation Committee.

The event will be held at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, in West Seattle, in the Thelma Dewitty Theater. The event will run from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. The West Seattle Transportation Coalition has provided to each attendee a list of 7 to 10 questions, and will be following up with each for full answers, for publication after the event. The West Seattle Transportation Coalition will cover 3-5 questions with each attendee on January 14th, as time permits.

For more details or to follow up, please e-mail info@westseattletc.org or call 206-293-9205.

Jan
15
Wed
2014
West Seattle forum for transportation issues affecting people w/disabilities @ West Seattle (Admiral) Library
Jan 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities is having a transportation forum in West Seattle. This is part of a series of forums held in various Seattle neighborhoods. This is an open forum to discuss transportation issues impacting the disabled community in Seattle.

When: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Where: Seattle Public Library – Admiral Branch – 2306 42nd Ave SW
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 pm
ASL interpreter provided

Feb
4
Tue
2014
Public input meeting on ballot measure to fund transit and roads @ Union Station
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Opportunity to discuss creation of Transportation Benefit District

Council to take public testimony on potential ballot measure to fund
transit and roads

The Metropolitan King County Council will hold a special evening meeting on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 to hear from the public on a possible ballot measure to maintain the current service levels of transit service and to fund the maintenance of local roads and transportation infrastructure.

Tuesday, February 4
5:30 pm sign in begins
6:00 pm public testimony
Union Station, Ruth Fisher Board Room
401 South Jackson Street, Seattle

Earlier this month the County Executive sent to the County Council a proposal to create a Transportation Benefit District (TBD) that could ask voters to approve a tax measure that would support maintaining Metro Transit bus service levels and fund the maintenance of local roads in King County.

This will be the only NIGHT meeting where the public will have to the opportunity to comment on the creation of the TBD and the potential vote from the TBD to place a tax measure on the ballot. The Council will take further public comment, and is expected to take action on either proposed Ordinance 2013-0526 or 2013-0527 at its regular meeting on February 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm.

For those individuals coming to testify that need special accommodations, please contact Anne Noris, Clerk of the Council, at 206-477-1024.

May
20
Tue
2014
School Road Safety Plan input meeting/workshop @ Southwest Library
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Simply THE most important road safety meetings you can attend this year: SeattleDOT School Road Safety. SDOT currently invests $6 million a year citywide (and may collect even more in future years from school speed zone cameras). These meetings will help inform how and where that money is spent.

Why? Starting in 2015, the School Road Safety Plan will prioritize millions in safety improvements this and every year around our schools.

Tuesday, May 20 at 6 pm to 7:30 pm, Southwest Branch Seattle Public Library,
9010 35th Ave SW.

Facebook event page here.

Nov
6
Thu
2014
Transportation Forum @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On Thursday, Nov. 6, 7-9 pm in the Hall at Fauntleroy, you’ll have a chance to air questions and concerns about traffic, speeding, noise, parking, and other transportation-related topics.

Hosted by Fauntleroy Community Association in a continuing effort to improve public safety and quality of life in Fauntleroy. Free.

Mar
10
Tue
2015
35th SW Road Safety Corridor Project meeting @ Neighborhood House's High Point Center
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

35th Avenue SW Road Safety Corridor Project

Please join us at our upcoming Design Alternatives Review meetings:

Tuesday, March 10, 630 to 830 PM
Neighborhood House, Room 207, 6400 Sylvan Way SW

Thursday, March 12, 315 to 515 PM
Southwest Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, 9010 35th Avenue SW

Mar
12
Thu
2015
35th SW Road Safety Corridor meeting @ Southwest Library
Mar 12 @ 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

35th Avenue SW Road Safety Corridor Project

Please join us at our upcoming Design Alternatives Review meetings:

Tuesday, March 10, 630 to 830 PM
Neighborhood House, Room 207, 6400 Sylvan Way SW

Thursday, March 12, 315 to 515 PM
Southwest Library, Second Floor Meeting Room, 9010 35th Avenue SW

Apr
27
Mon
2015
Curious about bike commuting? WS workshop! @ Delridge Library
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Are you interested in using a bicycle to commute to work, school, errands, appointments and/or recreation?

May is Seattle Bike Month. You can join hundreds of other West Seattleites on Bike to Work Day or any day of the year.

Explore getting around your community and city by bicycle.

In preparation for Bike Month, West Seattle Bike Connections is holding a Bike Commuting Workshop at the Delridge Library Meeting Room on Monday, April 27th from 6 to 7:30 PM.

The workshop is for people new to bike commuting or those who want to learn more about routes and improving their safety and comfort while riding.

May
16
Sat
2015
SDOT Walking Tour – 35th Ave SW
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SDOT has announced a walking tour in May for the 35th SW Road Safety Corridor Project:

May 16th (9 am-noon), 35th SW walking tour (details/meeting place TBA)

Learn more at SDOT’s project page: 35th SW Road Safety Corridor Project and WSB’s coverage of recent updates to the project.

May
20
Wed
2015
SDOT Walking Tour – SW Roxbury Street
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SDOT has announced a walking tour in May for the SW Roxbury Street Road Safety Corridor Project:

May 20th (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm), Roxbury walking tour (details/meeting place TBA)

Learn more at SDOT’s project page: SW Roxbury Street Road Safety Corridor Project and WSB’s coverage of recent updates to the project.

Public Town Hall Meeting: Northwest Seaport Alliance @ Georgetown campus of South Seattle College
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

From the Port of Seattle Commission:

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, Port Commissioners of the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma will hold a public town hall to discuss and answer questions about the proposed Northwest Seaport Alliance between the two ports.

The town hall will begin at 7:00 pm at the Georgetown campus of South Seattle College, 6737 Corson Avenue South, Seattle, Washington.

No final actions will be taken at this meeting.

Jun
25
Thu
2015
Alaskan Way Viaduct stakeholder group meeting @ Safeco Field, Ellis Pavilion
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This is a reminder that the next AWV stakeholder group meeting will be held Thursday, June 25.

Meeting details: Thursday, June 25th, 4 – 6 pm. Safeco Field, Ellis Pavilion. The entrance is on First Avenue South, just north of the home plate gate at First Avenue South and Edgar Martinez Drive South. Free parking is available courtesy of the Mariners in the Safeco Field parking garage on Edgar Martinez Drive South. We’ll send the agenda for this meeting in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please emailviaduct@wsdot.wa.gov or call Taylor Hodges at 206-805-2883.

Thanks,
Taylor Hodges Communications Team Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program

Jul
15
Wed
2015
35th SW Road Safety Corridor meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SDOT will unveil its plan for the 35th SW Road Safety Corridor Project Wednesday, July 15th, 7-9 pm at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center (6400 Sylvan Way – room 207). If you’re just catching up with the 35th SW Safety Project, there’s backstory on the city’s webpage.

Two more opportunities:

35th SW Road Safety Corridor meeting
Thursday, July 16, 2015
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Southwest Branch Seattle Public Library
9010 35th Avenue SW

35th SW Road Safety Corridor info event
Tuesday, August 4
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Night Out – High Point
Central Commons

Aug
4
Tue
2015
35th SW Road Safety Corridor info event @ High Point Commons Park
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn about SDOT’s planned 35th SW Road Safety Corridor Project Tuesday, August 4th, 6–8 pm during “Night Out” event at High Point Central Commons.

Oct
7
Wed
2015
AWV stakeholder meeting @ Safeco Field
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Stakeholders Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 7th
4 to 6 pm
Safeco Field, Ellis Pavilion

The entrance is on First Avenue South, just north of the home plate gate at First Avenue South and Edgar Martinez Drive South. Free parking is available courtesy of the Mariners in the Safeco Field parking garage on Edgar Martinez Drive South. The code to the parking garage is 1995.

If you have any questions, please email viaduct@wsdot.wa.gov or call Taylor Hodges at 206-805-2883

Oct
14
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Oct
21
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Oct
28
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Nov
4
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Nov
11
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Nov
18
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Nov
25
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Dec
2
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Dec
9
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Dec
16
Wed
2015
ORCA Lift Card enrollment @ Neighborhood House High Point
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Seattle is staffing a location for West Seattle residents to qualify for enrollment in the ORCA LIFT Card program.

We will have staff available each Wednesday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM beginning October 14th.

The location is Neighborhood House at High Point, and the address is 6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA. Phone is: (206) 588-4900

Jan
28
Thu
2016
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting @ The Kenney
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

*For January 2016, the WSTC is meeting at The Kenney. The meeting is focused on light rail, as Sound Transit gets closer to making its recommendation – here’s the preview we published earlier this month.

(Previous boilerplate for WSTC meetings, below)
The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at the High Point Neighborhood House, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of every month. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

Apr
10
Sun
2016
Community Appreciation Day – Free rides on new Water Taxi @ Seacrest Dock
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 8:00 pm

All rides on Sunday are free. Refreshments are too, 10:30 am-noon at Seacrest.

Now that the clouds are parting and it’s starting to feel like spring, King County Executive Dow Constantine is inviting you to get out on the water and experience West Seattle’s new water taxi.

Sunday, April 10 is Community Appreciation Day, hosted by the King County Marine Division. So bring your friends and family out to Seacrest Dock and get an up-close look at the M/V Doc Maynard and take a ride across the bay to Pier 50. All trips will be free as the water taxi kicks off its summer sailing schedule.

“I invite my West Seattle neighbors to take a ride on our new state-of-the-art water taxi as we kick off the summer sailing schedule,” said Executive Constantine. “The M/V Doc Maynard is the latest example of how we’re offering clean, fast, reliable alternatives to gridlock. Grab your sunscreen and join us on April 10th”.

The M/V Sally Fox, the sister ship of the Doc Maynard operating the Vashon route, was recently named one of the top 10 passenger vessels in the world for 2015 by a leading maritime trade magazine. The vessel was recognized for her hull design which increases passenger comfort, deck layout for efficient boardings, and green technology features.

In addition to free rides and refreshments, you’ll be able to tour the new vessel during its trips and meet the crew. King County Council Chair Joe McDermott and Paul Brodeur will also be on hand to greet guests and answer questions at 10:30 am.

The Doc Maynard is much larger than the catamaran it replaced. The vessel carries 278 passengers, 131 more than the M/V Spirit of Kingston, which now serves as a reserve vessel. The added capacity offers more room during the busiest weekday commutes and other peak
travel periods.

The Doc Maynard is also one of the greenest vessels on the water. The boat is powered by a 10 percent blend of homegrown biodiesel, thereby reducing harmful exhaust emissions. By using biodiesel, the boat is doing its part to reduce consumption of petroleum diesel and particulate matter.

King County’s West Seattle service served more than 300,000 passengers last year. Ridership for both the West Seattle and Vashon service topped a half-million boardings in 2015.

For more information, visit the King County Water Taxi website.

West Seattle Water Taxi celebration @ Seacrest Pier
Apr 10 @ 8:30 am – 8:00 pm

Free rides on the M/V Doc Maynard all day, and more:

April 10 is Community Appreciation Day – come sample the West Seattle Water Taxi

Now that the clouds are parting and it’s starting to feel like spring, King County Executive Dow Constantine is inviting you to get out on the water and experience West Seattle’s new water taxi.

Sunday, April 10 is Community Appreciation Day, hosted by the King County Marine Division. So bring your friends and family out to Seacrest Dock and get an up-close look at the M/V Doc Maynard and take a ride across the bay to Pier 50. All trips will be free as the water taxi kicks off its summer sailing schedule.

“I invite my West Seattle neighbors to take a ride on our new state-of-the-art water taxi as we kick off the summer sailing schedule,” said Executive Constantine. “The M/V Doc Maynard is the latest example of how we’re offering clean, fast, reliable alternatives to gridlock. Grab your sunscreen and join us on April 10th.”

The M/V Sally Fox, the sister ship of the Doc Maynard operating the Vashon route, was recently named one of the top 10 passenger vessels in the world for 2015 by a leading maritime trade magazine. The vessel was recognized for her hull design which increases passenger comfort, deck layout for efficient boardings, and green technology features.

In addition to free rides and refreshments, you’ll be able to tour the new vessel during its trips and meet the crew. King County Council Chair Joe McDermott and Paul Brodeur will also be on hand to greet guests and answer questions at 10:30 a.m.

The Doc Maynard is much larger than the catamaran it replaced. The vessel carries 278 passengers, 131 more than the M/V Spirit of Kingston, which now serves as a reserve vessel. The added capacity offers more room during the busiest weekday commutes and other peak travel periods.

The Doc Maynard is also one of the greenest vessels on the water. The boat is powered by a 10 percent blend of homegrown biodiesel, thereby reducing harmful exhaust emissions. By using biodiesel, the boat is doing its part to reduce consumption of petroleum diesel and particulate matter.

King County’s West Seattle service served more than 300,000 passengers last year. Ridership for both the West Seattle and Vashon service topped a half-million boardings in 2015.

Apr
26
Tue
2016
Sound Transit 3 – Metro Long-Range Plan open house @ West Seattle High School
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Open house for learning about/commenting on the draft Sound Transit 3 plan, which includes a light-rail line to West Seattle (opening in 2033). Get details at soundtransit3.org. Open house 5:30-7:30 pm with presentations at 6 pm. This open house also includes information about Metro’s long-range plan – more on that at kcmetrovision.org.

Jun
7
Tue
2016
Terminal 5 Improvements Project Public Hearing @ Georgetown Campus, South Seattle College
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Port of Seattle, acting as the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Lead Agency, is conducting an environmental review of proposed changes to Terminal 5. This review is being documented in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The project proponents are the Port of Seattle and the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), a marine cargo partnership between the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma.

Currently, a Draft EIS is available for the community’s review and comment. The Port of Seattle looks forward to receiving your input on the Draft EIS during the 30-day comment period from Monday, May 23 to Tuesday, June 21.

Public hearings:

The information from this online open house will also be available at public hearings scheduled for Tuesday, June 7 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Georgetown Campus, South Seattle Community College and Thursday, June 9 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Alki Masonic Center.

Jun
9
Thu
2016
Terminal 5 Improvements Project Public Hearing @ Alki Masonic Center
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Port of Seattle, acting as the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Lead Agency, is conducting an environmental review of proposed changes to Terminal 5. This review is being documented in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The project proponents are the Port of Seattle and the Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), a marine cargo partnership between the Port of Seattle and the Port of Tacoma.

Currently, a Draft EIS is available for the community’s review and comment. The Port of Seattle looks forward to receiving your input on the Draft EIS during the 30-day comment period from Monday, May 23 to Tuesday, June 21.

Public hearings:

The information from this online open house will also be available at public hearings scheduled for Tuesday, June 7 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Georgetown Campus, South Seattle Community College and Thursday, June 9 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Alki Masonic Center.

Aug
4
Thu
2016
35th SW Road Safety Corridor & Neighborhood Greenways meeting @ Neighborhood House High Point Center
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From the Seattle Department of Transportation:
Neighborhood Greenways and Vision Zero Want Your Input in West Seattle! We’re hosting a public meeting for our continued work with the 35th Ave SW Safety Corridor and new West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway planning.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 7 to 9 pm at Neighborhood House High Point.

In 2015, we redesigned 35th Ave SW to reduce speeding, collisions, and injuries as part of our Vision Zero plan to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030. We have some early data to share at the meeting and want to hear your observations and experiences along the corridor.

We’re also studying routes for a new north-south neighborhood greenway parallel to 35th Ave SW. The new West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway will prioritize people walking and biking on residential streets.

At the meeting, we will share traffic data and you can help us find out where people want to walk and bike in the neighborhood, as well as what barriers stand in their way. Neighborhood greenways mean safer, calmer streets for you and your family.

If you’re just catching up with the 35th SW Safety Project, there’s backstory on the city’s webpage.

Aug
9
Tue
2016
West Seattle Bike Connections August meeting @ HomeStreet Bank
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The August meeting of West Seattle Bike Connections is rescheduled to Tuesday August 9th. Location can change depending on availability.

This month we are planning for a bike rodeo and Disaster Relief Trials at West
Seattle Summer Parkways, and working on bike transportation in West Seattle.

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Anyone is welcome to attend…we are all-inclusive!

Sep
26
Mon
2016
Community Meeting: Seattle Schools Transportation Issues Affecting Students @ West Seattle High School, library
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dear Seattle Public School Families and Community:

We want to invite you to a very important meeting on Monday, September 26th, 7 pm, in the West Seattle High School library. We will be discussing the transportation issues affecting our students.

Our high school student athletes currently have to leave school at 1 pm for away events because of the Seattle School Districts transportation plan. This means they have to be dismissed at 12:45 pm missing all of 5th and 6th periods, lunch and part of 4th period as well. This is unacceptable and we need to do something about this.

The West Seattle Booster Club invites you to join us in taking our concerns to the Seattle School Board. We are inviting families, staff, PTSA, Booster Clubs, and community members from all of the Seattle High Schools to join our efforts.

On Monday, September 26th we will learn more about these issues, discuss our plans moving forward, and coordinate our actions for the School Board meeting we will attend as a group. Please join us. The more voices they hear, the better the impact.

Thank you for your support!
~ West Seattle Booster Club

See WSB’s previous coverage here.

Oct
27
Thu
2016
Washington State Ferries meeting @ The Hall at Fauntleroy
Oct 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Washington State Ferries invites you to a meeting to talk about the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route:

Washington State Ferries wants to hear from the public this month regarding ferry service to Vashon Island, Southworth and Fauntleroy in West Seattle. Assistant Secretary Lynne Griffith and other Ferries officials will be on hand to hear each community’s concerns and priorities.

These meetings are the first step in WSF’s effort to improve conditions on the route. Public input—along with the data regarding performance, safety and traffic on the route—will serve as the starting point for a community process to develop solutions by summer 2017.

Mar
14
Tue
2017
DIY Bikes @ West Seattle Tool Library
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a long winter, your bike needs some lovin’. DIY Bikes loves bicycles and we have the bike shops best practices to share the love with you. We provide the work space, the tools, the cleaning materials and the lubes. You provide the bike and the willingness to learn new techniques.

We will be working at the West Seattle Tool Libraryevery Tuesday in March from 5-7:30 pm. The address is 4408 Delridge Way SW right on the way home from work for many of you. See you next Tuesday, March 14th,for our first workshop

diybikes.org

Mar
20
Mon
2017
Delridge RapidRide conversation #2
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

As feedback time continues for the proposed ways in which Delridge’s future RapidRide bus line – replacing the 120 – could be implemented, SDOT reps are going out to talk with you in person:

Visit us in person as we spend time out on the corridor the week of March 20. We hope to see you!

3/20 from 7 – 8 AM at the southwest corner of Delridge Way SW and SW Andover St
3/20 from 11 AM – 1 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/21 from 7 – 9 AM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/22 from 5 – 6 PM at 21st Ave SW and SW Dawson St along the neighborhood greenway east of Delridge Way SW
3/23 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/24 from 8 – 10 AM on the east sidewalk at the intersection of Delridge Way SW and 17th Ave SW

Mar
21
Tue
2017
Delridge RapidRide conversation #3
Mar 21 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

As feedback time continues for the proposed ways in which Delridge’s future RapidRide bus line – replacing the 120 – could be implemented, SDOT reps are going out to talk with you in person:

Visit us in person as we spend time out on the corridor the week of March 20. We hope to see you!

3/20 from 7 – 8 AM at the southwest corner of Delridge Way SW and SW Andover St
3/20 from 11 AM – 1 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/21 from 7 – 9 AM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/22 from 5 – 6 PM at 21st Ave SW and SW Dawson St along the neighborhood greenway east of Delridge Way SW
3/23 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/24 from 8 – 10 AM on the east sidewalk at the intersection of Delridge Way SW and 17th Ave SW

DIY Bikes @ West Seattle Tool Library
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a long winter, your bike needs some lovin’. DIY Bikes loves bicycles and we have the bike shops best practices to share the love with you. We provide the work space, the tools, the cleaning materials and the lubes. You provide the bike and the willingness to learn new techniques.

We will be working at the West Seattle Tool Libraryevery Tuesday in March from 5-7:30 pm. The address is 4408 Delridge Way SW right on the way home from work for many of you. See you next Tuesday, March 14th,for our first workshop

diybikes.org

Mar
22
Wed
2017
Delridge RapidRide conversation #4
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

As feedback time continues for the proposed ways in which Delridge’s future RapidRide bus line – replacing the 120 – could be implemented, SDOT reps are going out to talk with you in person:

Visit us in person as we spend time out on the corridor the week of March 20. We hope to see you!

3/20 from 7 – 8 AM at the southwest corner of Delridge Way SW and SW Andover St
3/20 from 11 AM – 1 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/21 from 7 – 9 AM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/22 from 5 – 6 PM at 21st Ave SW and SW Dawson St along the neighborhood greenway east of Delridge Way SW
3/23 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/24 from 8 – 10 AM on the east sidewalk at the intersection of Delridge Way SW and 17th Ave SW

Mar
23
Thu
2017
Delridge RapidRide conversation #5
Mar 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

As feedback time continues for the proposed ways in which Delridge’s future RapidRide bus line – replacing the 120 – could be implemented, SDOT reps are going out to talk with you in person:

Visit us in person as we spend time out on the corridor the week of March 20. We hope to see you!

3/20 from 7 – 8 AM at the southwest corner of Delridge Way SW and SW Andover St
3/20 from 11 AM – 1 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/21 from 7 – 9 AM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/22 from 5 – 6 PM at 21st Ave SW and SW Dawson St along the neighborhood greenway east of Delridge Way SW
3/23 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/24 from 8 – 10 AM on the east sidewalk at the intersection of Delridge Way SW and 17th Ave SW

Mar
24
Fri
2017
Delridge RapidRide Conversation #6
Mar 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

As feedback time continues for the proposed ways in which Delridge’s future RapidRide bus line – replacing the 120 – could be implemented, SDOT reps are going out to talk with you in person:

Visit us in person as we spend time out on the corridor the week of March 20. We hope to see you!

3/20 from 7 – 8 AM at the southwest corner of Delridge Way SW and SW Andover St
3/20 from 11 AM – 1 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/21 from 7 – 9 AM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/22 from 5 – 6 PM at 21st Ave SW and SW Dawson St along the neighborhood greenway east of Delridge Way SW
3/23 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at bus stops along Delridge Way SW
3/24 from 8 – 10 AM on the east sidewalk at the intersection of Delridge Way SW and 17th Ave SW

Mar
28
Tue
2017
DIY Bikes @ West Seattle Tool Library
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

After a long winter, your bike needs some lovin’. DIY Bikes loves bicycles and we have the bike shops best practices to share the love with you. We provide the work space, the tools, the cleaning materials and the lubes. You provide the bike and the willingness to learn new techniques.

We will be working at the West Seattle Tool Libraryevery Tuesday in March from 5-7:30 pm. The address is 4408 Delridge Way SW right on the way home from work for many of you. See you next Tuesday, March 14th,for our first workshop

diybikes.org

Mar
30
Thu
2017
South Lander Street Bridge project open house @ Metropolist
Mar 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

SDOT has another open house coming up for the South Lander Street Bridge project:

“At our open house, you can view the latest design renderings, and learn more about the project. We’ll also share an early preview of construction, which is anticipated to begin in early 2018.”

May
17
Wed
2017
Roxbury paving project open house @ Southwest Library
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

From SDOT’s project page:

We’re scheduled to pave SW Roxbury St as soon as 2019, pending funding availability. To be ready for the project, should funding become available, we are seeking feedback on current street operations.

We want to hear from you. Attend the open house event to learn more about the project and share your thoughts about getting around your neighborhood.

Open House
Wednesday, May 17, 2017; 5:30 – 7 PM
Seattle Public Library, SW Branch
9010 35th Ave SW

We’ll share project information and opportunities to stay involved as we move from planning to design to construction.

May
19
Fri
2017
Bike Everywhere Day West Seattle station + group ride @ West of the "low bridge"
May 19 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am

Bike Everywhere Day cycling station sponsored by West Seattle Bike Connections under the west end of the Spokane Low Bridge on Friday, May 19, from 6 to 9 AM. West Seattle Cyclery and Alki Bike & Board will provide simple, on-the-spot bike repairs. Homemade baked goods, beverages and information on bicycling routes and planned improvements will be available, and local enthusiasts can answer questions about commuting, recreational cycling and other biking issues.

At 7:30 AM, join WSBC’s Paul Buchanan to ride to Seattle City Hall on Cascade’s Ride and Rally for a downtown Basic Bike Network and safe connections to our neighborhoods (more info at https://www.cascade.org/basicbikenetwork).

May
23
Tue
2017
Avalon Way paving project open house @ Delridge Community Center
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

From SDOT’s page for the project:

Starting as soon as 2019, we’ll pave SW Avalon Way and a short segment of 35th Ave SW, following completion of the Fauntleroy Way SW Boulevard Project.

We want to hear from you. Attend the open house event to learn more about the project and share your thoughts about getting around your neighborhood.

Open House
Tuesday, May 23, 2017; 5:30 – 7 PM
Delridge Community Center
4501 Delridge Way SW

Jun
17
Sat
2017
West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway drop-in event #1 @ Uptown Espresso
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

First of two drop-in events to find out more about “most promising route” for the new West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway – detailed in WSB coverage and on the SDOT website – and to offer your comments.

Jun
21
Wed
2017
West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway drop-in event #2 @ Southwest Library
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Second of two drop-in events to find out more about “most promising route” for the new West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway – detailed in WSB coverage and on the SDOT website – and to offer your comments.

Jun
22
Thu
2017
West Seattle Transportation Coalition workshop for light-rail stations, routing @ Hall at Fauntleroy
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the West Seattle Transportation Coalition for a community-led workshop on routing/stations for WS light rail. Special time and location. Full details in our preview.

Oct
3
Tue
2017
Washington State Ferries Triangle Improvement Task Force @ Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall
Oct 3 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The citizens’ advisory group working on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth Washington State Ferries route is meeting every two weeks at Fauntleroy Church, 4:30 pm-7 pm. More info on its webpage.

Oct
26
Thu
2017
West Seattle Transportation Coalition forum on transportation alternatives @ Senior Center of West Seattle
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition is very excited to announce that our October meeting will be a forum on transportation alternatives for seniors and people with disabilities. The meeting will be Thursday, October 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be at a special location, the Senior Center Of West Seattle, located at 4217 SW Oregon St in the heart of the Alaska Junction.

The forum will address important topics such as alternatives to driving, how the Americans With Disabilities Act can help seniors and persons with disabilities deal with physical barriers to mobility, and resources that are available to help. Please spread the word to family and friends who could benefit from what is sure to be an informative evening!

Nov
15
Wed
2017
Sound Transit West Seattle Junction briefing @ Senior Center/Sisson Building
Nov 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

As announced by the Junction Neighborhood Organization, Sound Transit is coming to the West Seattle Junction for a presentation and Q&A about where planning stands for the WS light-rail line, scheduled to open in 2030. All welcome.

Jan
10
Wed
2018
Metro open house #1 for RapidRide H Line planning @ Burien Community Center
Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First of two open houses in January 2018:

Wednesday, January 10th from 5-8 p.m.
Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien

More information on the project is here.

Jan
11
Thu
2018
Metro open house #2 for RapidRide H Line planning @ Mount View Elementary School
Jan 11 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Second of two open houses in January 2018:

Thursday, January 11th from 5-8 p.m.
Mount View Elementary School, Cafeteria/Multi-purpose Room
10811 12th Ave SW, White Center

More information on the project is here.

Jan
17
Wed
2018
Delridge discussion of RapidRide H Line planning with Metro and DNDC @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

From Delridge Neighborhoods District Council chair Mat McBride:

I’m pleased to announce that our outreach to SDOT and Metro to discuss and collaborate on the Rapid Ride H line through Delridge has resulted in a meeting on January 17th at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

Metro and SDOT will host a drop-in session from 5:00-6:30 pm, with a DNDC hosted meeting to follow at 7:00 (30 minutes will be given to reset the room and otherwise recharge after the drop-in session). This will be the only DNDC meeting in January. Other than the change in venue, which was specifically designed to provide access to transit riders along the Delridge corridor, this meeting falls on our regular time and date. There will be no specific agenda for this meeting, as we have only one topic – to review and provide input on design elements and implementation.

Jan
18
Thu
2018
Discovery walk with RapidRide H Line artists @ 2 locations
Jan 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

From Westwood Roxhill Arbor Heights Community Coalition:

On Thursday, January 18, community members and kids are invited to join artists from Oakland’s WowHaus studio for a discovery walk to help inform art projects coming to our neighborhood as part of the redevelopment of the 120 into the Metro Rapid Ride H line. Around 2:30 pm, we’ll meet at Roxhill Elementary under the main entry awning, then walk over to the 26th and Roxbury stop and hop on the 120 bus to the stop at Trenton and Delridge (so bring your bus fare). Members of the public can also meet at between 3:30 and 4 at the corner of Delridge and Henderson (where the largest concrete triangle is located in the right-of-way), and join the walk from there. What ideas do you have? Join us and share! Learn more about our selected artists here.

Feb
13
Tue
2018
Sound Transit West Seattle light rail open house @ Alki Masonic Hall
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come learn about and offer your opinions on the West Seattle light-rail plan as it takes shape. More details here.

Mar
14
Wed
2018
Sound Transit Light Rail Stakeholder Advisory Group @ Union Station, Ruth Fisher Board Room
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Second meeting of the Stakeholder Advisory Group for the West Seattle to Ballard light-rail line. Public welcome.

RapidRide H Line @ Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board @ City Hall
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Agenda for this meeting on the lower level at City Hall:

SPAB MONTHLY MEETING AGENDA
March 14, 2018

City Hall, Boards and Commissions Room (L280)

6:00 pm – Introductions – 5 min

6:05 pm – February minutes approval – 2 min

6:07 pm – Public Comment – 3 min

6:10 pm – RapidRide H & Rainier (Dawn Schellenberg – SDOT) – 45 min

6:55 pm – Ship Canal Water Quality Project (SPU staff – SPU) – 10 min

7:10 pm – Board business – 50 min

8:00 pm – Meeting adjourn

Mar
22
Thu
2018
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting – MAY 2018 AGENDA @ High Point Neighborhood House
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

MAY 2018 AGENDA INFO: SDOT director chief of staff Genesee Adkins plus West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway project manager Summer Jawson.

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Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

Apr
17
Tue
2018
Sound Transit light rail Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting @ Ruth Fisher Boardroom
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stakeholder Advisory Group for the West Seattle/Ballard light-rail extensions meets. No spoken comment period for the public, but all are welcome. Backstory here.

Apr
24
Tue
2018
Sound Transit light rail Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting @ Ruth Fisher Boardroom
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stakeholder Advisory Group for the West Seattle/Ballard light-rail extensions meets. No spoken comment period for the public, but all are welcome. Backstory here.

Apr
26
Thu
2018
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting – MAY 2018 AGENDA @ High Point Neighborhood House
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

MAY 2018 AGENDA INFO: SDOT director chief of staff Genesee Adkins plus West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway project manager Summer Jawson.

(((((((((((((
Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

May
5
Sat
2018
Sound Transit neighborhood forum for West Seattle light rail @ Alki Masonic Hall
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

See the backstory and format here.

May
18
Fri
2018
Bike Everywhere Day celebration station @ Under the West Seattle Bridge
May 18 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am

West Seattle Bike Connections again hosts a Bike Everywhere Day cycling station at the west end of the Spokane Low Bridge on Friday, May 18, from 6 to 9 AM. Alki Bike & Board will provide simple, on-the-spot bike repairs. Homemade baked goods, beverages and information on bicycling routes and planned improvements will be available, and local biking enthusiasts will be on hand to answer questions about bike commuting, recreational cycling and other biking issues. Please stop on your way out of West Seattle!

May
19
Sat
2018
Transportation alternatives forum @ Senior Center of West Seattle
May 19 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition is sponsoring a public forum on transportation alternatives for seniors and people with disabilities to learn more about the various options available to anyone driving less often because they are apprehensive while doing so.

The questions that will be addressed include:

• Why do seniors seek alternatives to driving their own cars?

• Which transportation resources are available beyond friends and family for seniors and people with disabilities?

Do you (or a loved one) have these ailments that can hinder driving?
Macular degeneration
Bad knees
Night vision impairments
Neck arthritis
Lost height so you can’t see over the wheel
Memory issues

May
24
Thu
2018
West Seattle Transportation Coalition meeting – MAY 2018 AGENDA @ High Point Neighborhood House
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

MAY 2018 AGENDA INFO: SDOT director chief of staff Genesee Adkins plus West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway project manager Summer Jawson.

(((((((((((((
Standing info:

The West Seattle Transportation Coalition meetings are held at Neighborhood House High Point, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of most months. (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Room 207B (enter from the rear plaza).

May
30
Wed
2018
Sound Transit light rail Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting @ Ruth Fisher Boardroom
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Stakeholder Advisory Group for the West Seattle/Ballard light-rail extensions meets. No spoken comment period for the public, but all are welcome. Backstory here.

Jun
5
Tue
2018
Avalon repaving/rechannelization open house @ American Legion Post 160
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SDOT open house for information and questions about the in-design project involving the entirety of Avalon Way plus part of 35th and part of Alaska – project page here.

West Seattle Bike Connections meeting – JUNE 2018 @ Neighborhood House High Point
Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Bike Connections monthly meeting
From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Neighborhood House
6400 Sylvan Way SW

We are working on making it safer and more enjoyable to bike and walk in West Seattle, and to surrounding neighborhoods and downtown. Come join us to plan activities and advocate for sustainable, healthy transportation.

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