Viaduct-less commuting: ‘Bike Train’ again Wednesday

While they’re not as easy to count as West Seattle Water Taxi or bus passengers, there’s no question that bicyclists have also helped keep this from becoming a total Via-crunch work week, so far. On Monday, there were special bike rides for anyone interested in teaming up to ride out of West Seattle, and another one is planned Wednesday – the Cascade Bike Club site says reps will again be on the trail on the west side of the “low bridge” from 6:45 am to 9 am, and at 7:30 am, there’ll be an officially led “Bike Train” ride toward downtown. Full details here.

13 Replies to "Viaduct-less commuting: 'Bike Train' again Wednesday"

  • MMS October 26, 2011 (3:22 am)

    That’s really cool!

  • LWC October 26, 2011 (6:36 am)

    I was going to leave earlier, but I think I’ll wait for the bike train. Such a great idea!

  • goforaride October 26, 2011 (8:33 am)

    Hopefully they didn’t encounter the two meathead joggers hassling cyclists on marginal way..

  • tomcat October 26, 2011 (12:27 pm)

    The meathead joggers – aka pedestrians – have the right of way. Bicycle = vehicle, start following the rules of the road.

  • goforaride October 26, 2011 (1:16 pm)

    Joggers assaulting cyclists just because they don’t like people to be on bikes has nothing to do with rules of the road. Too bad you feel the need to pass judgement on a situation you know nothing about.

  • Rick October 26, 2011 (1:34 pm)

    @goforaride How did it go from hassling to assaulting in one comment? Maybe hassle doesn’t carry the same emotional impact as assaulting. And pedestrians do have the right of way.

  • goforaride October 26, 2011 (2:30 pm)

    Pedestrians do not have the right to jump out and grab bikes and cyclists who are going less than walking pace and attempt to shove them into the street. I’m curious Rick, what does this have to do with you? Are you one of the people I witnessed assaulting a cyclist this morning or are you simply in support of their actions?

  • Dizzle October 26, 2011 (2:53 pm)

    If anyone needs a hassling it’s all the single occupancy cars on the road!! :)

  • two words and then some October 26, 2011 (4:52 pm)

    Agreed dizzle. Ya’ know, I think all of the joggers and bikers are admirable – truly – except when they are jerks, of course.

    But why aren’t people talking about formal or informal van/car pools more? I think this would be a great time to explore that option for the long-haul during crappy weather when bikers just don’t want to deal with the rain every day.

    Think of the savings in time and money. Seems like such a no-brainer to me if you can find neighbors who work in the same area.

    Two words: car pool.

  • Nancy October 26, 2011 (5:15 pm)

    NOT ONE article has been written about the “trades” people affected by the viaduct closure! You can’t carry your work tools on a bike! You can’t carry your work tools on a bus! There are a lot of blue-collar people affected by this closure. This may affect livlihoods bigtime. West Seattle is NOT just a bike-riding community. Take a poll.

    • WSB October 26, 2011 (5:27 pm)

      Our traffic info is for everybody – and we’ve been covering the traffic morning and afternoon/evening. And inbetween if anything happens. I think people white, blue and every other of collar are affected by the traffic. – TR

  • JN October 26, 2011 (10:49 pm)

    I think this article and others (water taxi, etc.) were written to bring attention to a big change in commuting (water taxi, bus, bike) and different ways that a pretty significant amount of people have used to avoid the traffic situation. And to ask for a specific sector of employment to be singled out is just asking for favoritism.

  • Rick October 27, 2011 (9:18 am)

    Of course pedestrians don’t have the right to assault cyclists, or anyone else. Sure glad I’m not in a car (don’t own one) during one of those critical mass Fridays though. Guess that harassment and assault is acceptable. Sounds like a double standard.

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