Update: SDOT has published a blog post on the test project. “We’ve selected five ‘sidewalk furniture zone’ locations along NW Market St in Ballard where we’re encouraging bike share users to park their bike share bikes,” explains SDOT’s Norm Mah. The locations are: – North side of Market just west of Ballard Ave (in front […]
The city of Seattle has received over 1,000 ideas for small-scale improvements to parks and streets, and now it needs help sifting through them all. At stake is $3 million allocated in this year’s budget for the best ideas. Here’s how it works: The city is holding several meetings in each council district. During these […]
Ballard resident Thomas Brew was walking along Ballard Ave. near the Olympic Athletic Club when he saw this: He quipped on Twitter, “Seattle’s bike-sharing program is going well in Ballard.” (Thanks Tom for letting us post the photo!)
Cyclists from across north Seattle pedaled their way to downtown Ballard for the Bike to Work After Party and Summer Streets event on 22nd Avenue between Ballard Avenue NW and NW Market Street earlier this evening.
Hundreds of brightly dressed, helmet-wearing, Lycra clad riders took to the street, snagging free offerings from various vendor booths, including these Cliff Bar samples.
Many waited in line to ride the Dutch Bicycle Company’s humongous, seven-seat Conference Bike.
Some had their picture taken by Michael Stearns as part of his ByPedal Project.
Thousands more bicyclists than usual will be riding today, because it’s the annual Bike to Work Day. Cascade Bicycle Club has teamed up with a number of other businesses to provide 44 commute stations throughout the region, offering freebies like water bottles and snacks, providing information on cycling, and some even have bicycle technicians ready […]
Several organizations will hold a demonstration at the Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman this Tuesday evening to show their support for completing the stretch of the trail. At 5:30 p.m. at 17th Ave. and Shilshole Ave., supporters will hold blinking red lights in a show of solidarity. “We wanted to do something positive and inclusive […]
A bicyclist and pickup truck collided this evening at 46th St. and 14th Ave, just to the south of the Ballard Blocks complex. The cyclist refused medical treatment, but he suffered scrapes on his arms and legs. The driver of the pickup told us he was driving east on 46th St. when the bicycle hit […]
At the end of July the Department of Transportation met with a group of freight, bicycle and pedestrian advocates to come up with a plan for the south end of the Ballard Bridge, which is a challenge for bicyclists. The bike path on the west side of the bridge currently curves along the exit at […]
Updated: It was a dangerous day on Tuesday for bicyclists in Ballard. At 4:30 p.m., a woman and minivan collided on Market St. near 19th Ave. My Ballard reader Angelatini posted the story in the forum, and we received an email from the woman’s friend, Kyla. “She’s OK,” she writes. “She suffered only a sprained […]
Seattle Department of Transportation crews are working to paint “sharrows” for bicyclists along 32nd Ave. NW. Jen emailed us last night. “At 6:30 p.m. these guys were at the 32nd and 65th intersection. Now two hours later they’ve made it up to 32nd and 71st! They are still moving up the street. Hard to believe […]
A Mini Cooper and a bicyclist collided at 14th and 58th St. this evening. The accident happened just before 7 p.m. Medics tended to the cyclist, who suffered a knee injury and scrapes and bruises. The bike was lying in the middle of the street, crumpled up against the Mini. This is the intersection that […]
Updated: The Seattle Department of Transportation is preparing to make some changes to the bike lane along the south end of the Ballard Bridge. The bike path currently curves along the exit at West Emerson but SDOT is proposing several options improve both bike access and truck turning movements. Michael Snyder emailed us, “Cyclists have […]