It’s been one of the most talked-about local issues since the rebuild of the West Seattle Bridge, now Washington State Department of Transportation is asking Washington State residents “what to name the world’s largest-diameter tunneling machine.”
The Washington State Department of Transportation kicked off a statewide contest for kindergarten through 12th grade students to name the machine that will dig the State Route 99 tunnel to replace the waterfront section of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Crews ..continue reading
Introducing a new bicycle advocacy group for the West Seattle area and environs – West Seattle Bike Connections (WSBC).
WS Bike Connections would like to engage those in the area who are interested in cycling, making improvements in the cycling infrastructure and providing a cohesive response and input to decisions that could effect cycling in the West Seattle area.
The new group has some upcoming meetings which will be posted here on the SWS Events page as soon as ..continue reading
The Seattle Department of Transportation
(SDOT) is ready to give us a taste of where Seattle is headed with the Bicycle Master Plan Update
- from SDOT’s draft vision, goals and objectives, to actual lines on a city map that mark where our new bikeways might go.
Will SDOT develop a plan that meets the needs of people of all ages and abilities? Will their vision and goals be ambitious enough? Will the network map plan for a city where ..continue reading
If you are interested in the impact of multiple coal trains traveling through Western Washington
to access proposed coal rail-to-ship terminals in the Bellingham
areas, consider attending a hearing on the proposed Cherry Point Coal Export Terminal on Thursday, December 13, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the State Convention Center, Ballroom 6F, 800 Convention Place, Seattle.
Sign up for the Seattle hearing on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/events/548385278521523/
or simply arrive early ..continue reading
The City of Seattle’s Neighborhood Street Fund program is now accepting applications for the third of three rounds of funding from the Bridging the Gap levy.
Up to $4.5 million will be spent on planning, designing and building projects selected from among those considered most important by Seattle’s Neighborhood District Councils.
Here’s what you might want to know about the NSF application process:
SDOT will be attending the District Council meetings this October to introduce the program. ..continue reading
From Good Magazine comes this story about an Israeli bicycle enthusiast who has created a durable, waterproof, functional bicycle out of cardboard. From the story:
“An inventor from Israel has figured out a way to make cardboard move you. Using nine dollars worth of materials, bicycle enthusiast Izhar Gafni has created a fully functioning, water-resistant bicycle, made, from seat to spokes, entirely of recycled cardboard. The technology makes the environmentalist’s choice mode of transportation even a bit greener ..continue reading
On September 29 Metro will be making one of the biggest-ever revisions to bus service.
Here’s what’s happening:
The RapidRide C and D lines
will start service. Together they’ll form a 17-mile bus rapid transit spine providing fast, frequent and reliable service all day, every day between West Seattle, downtown Seattle, Uptown and Ballard.
The Ride Free Area
in downtown Seattle will end and we’ll shift to pay-on-entry on all Metro buses.
More than 50 bus routes ..continue reading
Bus Transit, Tunnel Construction, and More! Join Sustainable West Seattle for our October Community Forum, Monday, October 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 ..continue reading
August’s Sustainable West Seattle Community Forum will be our traditional pot-luck outdoor dinner barbecue at Lincoln Park Shelter #3 on Monday August 20. Join us starting at 5:00 pm and lasting through sun down.
Join us as we set up the grill and provide the condiments. Please bring your favorite summertime dish and your own cup, utensils and plates. Shelter 3 is on the beach at the south end of Lincoln Park. Sustainable West ..continue reading
Input Needed Regarding Bus Routes Through Pioneer Square
The Alliance for Pioneer Square
and Pioneer Square neighborhood representatives have been in discussion with Metro
for the last couple of years regarding post viaduct bus routes. Metro is proposing one option to put 550 buses a day on Washington and Main streets post viaduct. These are rapid ride buses that currently use the viaduct and Seneca and Columbia to access the downtown core, by-passing Pioneer Square. There have ..continue reading