Join your neighbors and family on Sunday, July 13, for the West Seattle STP bike ride.
You’ll bike wind up back at the West Seattle SummerFest GreenLife area. Riders should assemble at 9:45 am to sign in for a 10:00 am ride start. Meet at Hamilton View Point Park, 1351 California Way SW – this is right at the end of California Avenue SW in the North Admiral neighborhood.
This family friendly ride is sponsored by West Seattle Bike Connections and West Seattle Spokespeople. Ride from Seattle to Portland and back in just two ..continue reading
In a Climate Changed World: Chapter 2 - By Andy Silber
September 11th, 2035
Space City, New Mexico
I take my last breath of REAL air. Sure, I’ll still be breathing nitrogen, oxygen and trace amounts of most everything else. Eventually it will be made by plants. Or we all die. But never again will I breathe “Earth air”. Never again to see an Earth sunrise or sunset or an ocean. I doubt I’ll even see a lake, but there is some hope for ..continue reading
Re-discover Seattle’ trail system on National Trails Day, June 7.
The first Saturday in June is traditionally an excellent weather day in Seattle and a perfect time to discover, celebrate, and learn about trails in the city as part of National Trails Day. This year, Seattle Parks and Recreation, together with community partners such as the Student Conservation Association, are coming together to raise awareness around trails and to restore and maintain them.
“National Trails Day is a time ..continue reading
The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) is accepting applications for new members to advise the City on the concerns and needs of the growing bicycling community. The volunteer board, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1977, plays an influential role in implementing the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all city departments including the Seattle Department of ..continue reading
The West Seattle Transportation Coalition has launched a funding poll in response to city plans to provide additional funding to King County Metro to support Seattle bus routes.
There have been heated debates discussing funding sources for Metro and WSTC wanted to see what the public wants. Please take the very short survey:http://www.westseattletc.org/metro-funding-poll-may-2014
On May 13, 2014 in response to King County Proposition 1 failing countywide, but passing inside of the City by 66% in favor, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced ..continue reading
Get ready for a long and prosperous growing season. Start by building your soil. This week at COWS, (Community Orchard of West Seattle) we will be showing how to build rich and lasting soil beds using the lasagna garden method. The lasagna garden method is a layered approach to soil building using stuff you already have. This May Day edition of our usual Thursday Health and Harvest starts at 5:00 pm with the soil building class between 5 and 6:00 pm. The Community Orchard of West Seattle is located at the ..continue reading
Experience your neighborhood on foot while discovering how you can make it a better place. The event is called Rain2River and there are two dates when you can participate:
April 27, Sunday – Rain2River Walk South Park
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Ave. S, South Park
RSVP by clicking here
, participation is free
May 4, Sunday – Rain2River Walk West Seattle
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, West Seattle
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Get Ready. Alki Summer Streets is back on Sunday, May 18 from 11:oo am to 5:00 pm!
This free event opens the city’s largest public space – the streets – so people can walk, bike, roll, run, skip and shop – without having to watch out for vehicles.
As in the past, Summer Streets is partnering with the West Seattle High School PTSA 5K Run/Walk.
Get Involved. Sign up to participate on the city’s website by April 4 ..continue reading
During the week of March 17, King County’s contractor will begin work to stabilize the Lincoln Park Way SW hillside behind the Murray Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Facility project site. Stabilizing the hillside will control erosion and protect nearby private property and streets during excavation for the facility’s one-million gallon storage tank. The facility will help keep sewage and polluted stormwater out of Puget Sound.
To build a soil nail wall, crews drill steel rods into the hillside ..continue reading
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray yesterday said he will conduct a national search to find an experienced, visionary, accountable executive to lead the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). As part of that process he’s asking Seattle citizens and residents to weigh in on the process by taking a survey which asks what Seattle wants in a Transportation Chief. Take the survey here.
“We’re looking for a leader who can develop a comprehensive strategy to harmonize the many transportation ..continue reading