Bicyclists/Pedestrians

The city plans to create bicycle parking in areas of the city, but West Seattle is not first on the list.

"We plan to install them at various locations around the city, but have not yet decided on all of the locations," said Seattle Department of Transportation spokesperson Marybeth Turner. "I would expect that there could very well be this type of bike parking in West Seattle and Ballard if there is interest."

By mid February new bike facilities will be installed: Mid-block of Broadway East between East Harrison Street and East Republican Street (by Broadway Market); at the corner of 12th Avenue and East Spring Street (by Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Cafe Presse); and at the corner of Woodlawn Avenue Northwest and Northeast 70th Street (by the Greenlake Condominium).

On-street bike parking will be filled with bicycle racks and surrounded by a raised curb and take the place of one to two motor vehicle parking spaces. Bicyclists can enter the parking area from the sidewalk and each car-sized space will accommodate up to eight bikes.

02/11/2009

The city plans to create bicycle parking in areas of the city, but Ballard is not first on the list.

"We plan to install them at various locations around the city, but have not yet decided on all of the locations," said Seattle Department of Transportation spokesperson Marybeth Turner. " I would expect that there could very well be this type of bike parking in West Seattle and Ballard if there is interest."

By mid February new bike facilities will be installed: Mid-block of Broadway East between East Harrison Street and East Republican Street (by Broadway Market); at the corner of 12th Avenue and East Spring Street (by Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Cafe Presse); and at the corner of Woodlawn Avenue Northwest and Northeast 70th Street (by the Greenlake Condominium).

On-street bike parking will be filled with bicycle racks and surrounded by a raised curb and take the place of one to two motor vehicle parking spaces. Bicyclists can enter the parking area from the sidewalk and each car-sized space will accommodate up to eight bikes.

02/11/2009

Between 75 and 100 people crowded around the makeshift memorial for Ballard resident Kevin Black on 24th Avenue Northwest on the evening of Feb. 5.

The onlookers, alternately crying and laughing with their memories, were gathered there to say farewell to Black, 39, who was killed Feb. 4 when his bicycle collided with a van.

Black, a father of two girls, worked at the University of Washington as a molecular neurobiologist.

The crowd was a mix of PTA members, scientists, cyclists, neighbors and even bar patrons who had wandered onto the street, said Dave Rider, who runs the cycling team of which Black was a member.

"It's an amazing thing," he said. "I think it's a testament to Kevin."

Black's friend and neighbor Dennis Grove said Black was the type of person who connected with all types of people.

"He had a smile and a charisma that made people want to talk to him," Grove said. "He had a sparkle in his eye."

Grove said Black was an active member of the neighborhood and talked about how lucky he was to live in a community like Ballard where everyone knew each other.

02/05/2009
Kevin Black Memorial Photo 1.JPG
Photo credit: 
Michael Harthorne

A memorial for the cyclist killed Feb. 4 still stands at the accident site near 64th and 24th Avenue Northwest.

The city plans to create bicycle parking in areas of the city, but West Seattle is not first on the list.

"We plan to install them at various locations around the city, but have not yet decided on all of the locations," said Seattle Department of Transportation spokesperson Marybeth Turner.

01/29/2009

The city plans to create bicycle parking in areas of the city, but Ballard is not first on the list.

"We plan to install them at various locations around the city, but have not yet decided on all of the locations," said Seattle Department of Transportation spokesperson Marybeth Turner.

01/28/2009

The Seattle Department of Transportation announced today (Jan.

01/26/2009
news04.jpg

Graphic courtesy of Seattle DOT

The Seattle Department of Transportation announced today (Jan.

As community projects in 2008 have been finalized and have come to a successful close, Ballard neighborhood groups have only begun to plan out what they have in store for their communities in the new year with ideas to take advantage of the renewed parks levy, creating safer streets for pedestrians and bicyclists and raising money to expand or create new projects.

14th Avenue NW Visioning Project

The 14th Avenue NW Visioning Project committee made great strides in 2008 and ended the year with a dedication celebration for the completion of the new intersection at Northwes

01/12/2009

A damaged BMW in the Seacrest Pier parking lot became further mangled when booby-trapped and ignited Saturday. No worries.

01/12/2009
news09.jpg
Photo credit: 
Photo by Kara Brock

A BMW was ignited in front of Alki Crab and Fish Saturday. The dramatic scene was part of a shot for an MTV reality show pilot, "The Phone."

A damaged BMW in the Seacrest Pier parking lot became further mangled when booby-trapped and ignited Saturday. No worries. The detination was all an act; a scene shot for an MTV reality show pilot, "The Phone," produced by Justin Timberlake, Fremantle, of American Idol fame, and Tick Tock Productions, set to be released by April.

Attending the shoot was James Keblas, Director of the Mayor's office of Film and Music who said, "We've been working on this for a long time so it's good to see it get to going."

A number of feature films were made in the Seattle area last year and Keblas said at least two more are already on the books for 2009. "They all want West Seattle, look at this view!" Keblas said.

Alki Crab and Fish was informed several months ago the scene was to be filmed last October, and a series of postponements brought us to an 8 a.m. estimated detination time, then 8:30 a.m., then 10 a.m. Well, that's show-biz.

By 10:30 the director onsite annouced,"20 minutes."

01/11/2009
news03.jpg
Photo credit: 
Photo by Kara Brock

A BMW was ignited in front of Alki Crab and Fish Saturday. The dramatic scene was part of a shot for an MTV reality show pilot, "The Phone."

Syndicate content