Bike Vashon

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Bike Vashon

Welcome to Bike Vashon, a web site & an informal organization of Vashon bicyclists.

Thanks to Coby Vardy of the Vashon Storefront Architecture Project for this great depiction of Vashon spirit

If you are new to Vashon, check out our guide to popular Vashon road and mountain bike rides - plus a list of handy resources for bicyclists including local places to eat, stay the night, and find out what activities are currently happening.

Stewart Putnam and Dodd Johnson out measuring the deviation from state and federal guidelinesYou might have noticed with dismay the recent unannounced installation of rumble strips on a major portion of Vashon Highway. We were able to halt the project before even more damage was done, but are now working with the county to mitigate that damage to all of Vashon's roadway users. Learn how you can help out on our short term goal!

Bicycle Friendly Vashon is our long range goal. We are working with the community plus the county to have Vashon recognized as a  into a model community for all roadway users. Integrating the national Complete Streets and Bicycle Friendly Community efforts, we believe we already have a good start on this - and the active support of the community.

Vashon Bicycling


April 22, 2012 Ride on Vashon in an area not tainted by the rumble strips - provided by James Cottrell
Note that folks are in naturally in the best area of the shoulder - that now taken by the rumble strips.
 

 

By John Cornelison on 10/9/2013 8:11 AM

National transportation research group TRIP reports Seattle ranks 12th nationally for poorest road conditions – with 45% in poor condition. Drivers pay $625 annually for vehicle repairs due to bad roads. The report comes out as the city prepares to spend more on maintenance.

Full Story: www.nwcn.com/home/?fId=226889181&fPath=/news/local&fDomain=10212

By John Cornelison on 9/22/2013 7:29 AM
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Saturday, November 2, 2013 Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion 5:30 pm: Doors open and silent auction begins 7:00 pm: Dinner and live auction Auctioneer:  Eric Mamroth Emcee:  Willie Weir

Whatever your reason and wherever you ride, you can endorse the Bicycle Alliance of Washington’s vital work on policy and legislation, creating safe routes to work, school and beyond, promoting bike travel and tourism, and making biking accessible to everyone by supporting their annual auction.

Carol Ferch is organizing a table of Vashon supporters to help thank Bicycle Alliance of Washington for their great help with our local issues – as well as for all they do in the state capital of Olympia and elsewhere across the state. Contact her to join Vashon’s illustrious...
By John Cornelison on 9/16/2013 4:45 PM
You can share your views about bicycle and other transportation needs with Senate Transportation Committee members at public forums on Tuesday, Sept. 17 in Bellevue and Monday, Oct. 14 in downtown Seattle.

These “listening sessions” are part of a statewide tour hosted by the Washington State Department of Transportation. At least...
By John Cornelison on 6/28/2013 7:10 AM
What we heardAccording to a new King 5 report, Seattle installing bicycle facilities at a rate of $4 million annually, including a number of bicycle tracks – which provide barriers between traffic and cyclists. A recent addition is on the Interurban Trail, and it all adds to the various bike facilities in Seattle.

Guiding all this work is the 2007 Seattle Bicycle Master Plan.

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