Last summer Terry McMacken was riding across the Ballard Bridge next to that low concrete wall when he was thrown into traffic and struck by a car. He lost his arm in the accident, and now he’s suing the city of Seattle, reports the Seattle PI. McMacken’s attorney says the city had received prior complaints […]
In the last hours of Ballard SeafoodFest, Sustainable Ballard announced the winners of the Ballard Bike Rack Design Contest.
Over 100 entries were submitted, many from middle school and high school students. The judges include architects, designers and the Chamber of Commerce. All are Ballard residents.
Sustainable Ballard’s Craig Benjamin (left) announced the six winners. They’ll get to see their designs built and placed around Ballard as early as September. Three of the locations are already determined, but the other three have yet to be approved. Click through below for the winning designs…
This is out of the neighborhood, but nonetheless interesting considering Critical Mass came through Ballard the last time around, resulting in quite the discussion here on My Ballard. Last night on Capitol Hill, Critical Mass cyclists surrounded a Subaru and assaulted the driver after two riders were hit. The sequence of events is unclear: did […]
8th Ave N.W. is a busy street for cars, buses and bicyclists. There are designated bike lanes north of Market St., but when you get south of Market the bike lanes mysteriously disappear. On our way to work, we spotted what look like markings to add bike lanes south of that intersection. We’ve got calls […]
Tomorrow is World Naked Bike Ride Day, so of course Seattle bikers will be making their way through the nude biking capital of Fremont. The “beginners” ride starts at Gas Works Park at 1 p.m. (with body painting at 10 a.m.) and travels through Wallingford, down to Fremont then toward downtown. There are a couple […]
My Ballard reader Benton says he saw a road rage incident involving a pickup truck and a bicyclist along 45th St. near Fred Meyer today. That stretch of road (map below) is known as the “missing link” in the Burke Gilman Trail — a confusing, dangerous stretch of roadway. “I was on a scooter and […]
Three months ago, Ballard resident David Sylvester took off on his bike with his dog Chiva in tow on a 15-month trek. His goal is to bike across the country, climbing the tallest mountain of every state along the way. His blog describes it best: “Exploring the world with dog and bicycle to promote canine […]
Thursday marks the third annual National Dump the Pump Day, and the Cascade Bicycle Club is hosting a celebration from 4-6 p.m. at Gas Works Park. “Oh, the irony,” they say on their site. Indeed. Transit agencies, including Metro are encouraging people to get out of their cars (as if $4.20+ a gallon gas isn’t […]
At least two hundred cyclists rode up the middle of 15th, across the Ballard Bridge, down Market and all the way to Golden Gardens around 7 p.m. Friday evening. It’s all part of the Seattle Critical Mass — a monthly event that can leave many Seattle drivers confused and angry. “A couple motorists tried pushing […]
Ballard bicyclists represented this morning during Bike To Work Day. Before 7:45 a.m., volunteers had counted more than 360 cyclists going by a commute station behind Hales Ales in Frelard. No doubt the simply glorious weather – and high gas prices – probably had something to do with the big turnout. The yearly event has […]
That’s what anonymously posted fliers are touting at the construction site where flooding washed out a portion of the road last December. The organizer(s) suggest the drive be turned into a one-way road for traffic going downhill, with the uphill lane converted into a bike and pedestrian path. It’s being pitched as a way to enhance bicycle […]
Good news for bicyclists and joggers. The construction project to extend the Burke-Gilman trail to Golden Gardens Park is very close to completion. We were down on Shilshole taking a look around, and construction workers were laying down some of the last asphalt along the route. The city expects the trail will open (weather willing) […]