The dark season is upon us: day length is currently decreasing by about 3 minutes per day. The shortest day of 2018 happens on Dec 21, which for long-time residents of the Pacific Northwest is the day we all rejoice because the days start to get longer. It's also the time of year for discussions and debates about the best ways to be visible to motorists. Back in the early … [Read more...] about Contest: Night Riding & Running Best Practices
One of the most exciting new developments in regional transportation alternatives has been the multi-use trail on the new Hwy 520 Floating Bridge across Lake Washington. The trail opened on December 20 and has had more that more than 70,000 trips to date. The new trail significantly shortens bike commutes between the east side and Seattle, and enables new route options for … [Read more...] about The 520 Trail: Love It or Hate It?
As part of the opening of Futurama Redux: Urban Mobility After Cars and Oil, Florian Lorenz, Executive Director of Smarter than Car joined Tom Fucoloro (The Seattle Bike Blog) and myself for a short bike tour of Seattle. The objective was to show Florian some of the challenges and opportunities that face area transportation planners. We cycled a route from the west end … [Read more...] about Bicycle Urbanist Cycles Seattle
Given Seattle's explosive growth, the arrival of a new exhibition about urban transportation is well-timed. Futurama Redux: Urban Mobility After Cars and Oil, which will be a the at the Center for Architecture & Design December 7 through February 17 is the first full U.S. showing of an international traveling gallery exhibition about the future of transportation. It has … [Read more...] about Futurama Redux: Urban Mobility After Cars and Oil
Saturday morning between 8 and 9 I was cycling northbound on the Burke Gilman Trail (aka the "BGT" or simply "the trail") to join a group ride at Log Boom Park. The BGT is a 27-mile multi-use recreational trail that runs from Ballard, along the Lake Washington Ship Canal, then along the northwest shore of Lake Washington to Kenmore at the north end of Lake Washington. At … [Read more...] about Self-Restraint on the BGT