Thursday, April 26, 2018

Can E-Bikes co-exist with walkers on trails? King County proposes test.

Seattle’s Parks and Recreation department is proposing a pilot project to help electric bikes coexist with walkers, joggers and other cyclists on popular mixed use trails, including the Burke-Gilman.
The yearlong project, which if approved would begin Memorial Day weekend, establishes rules for trail users and comes amid a new state law that allows certain e-bikes on shared-use paths unless a local jurisdiction bans them.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Mercer Island Bike Drive - April 21

Yogabliss and Banner Bank are partnering to support The Village Bicycle Project as it aims to empower African communities by strengthening bicycle culture. VBP programs offer previously "loved" bicycles with hands-on maintenance training and bike tools for new owners.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Cycling in the Seattle region - past and future

An excellent, enlightening new book from the University of Washington Press is Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road, by James Longhurst, a bike-commuting associate professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. Longhurst looks at how cars came to rule the road.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Come visit us at Leap for Green! April 14

Neighbors in Motion will be exhibiting at Mercer Island's annual sustainability fair, Leap for Green, to be held at the MI Community Center on Saturday, April 14.  Drop by our booth and discuss how Mercer Island is improving or can improve the safety and enjoyment of bicycling on the island.

Seattle tests solutions to dockless bike parking

The increased usage of dockless bikeshares and e-bikes in Seattle has led to experiments with novel approaches to parking these bikes away from crowded sidewalks.  

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

King County Work Crews on I-90 Trail Starting April 4

King County will be working next to the I-90 Trail (Aubrey Davis Park bicycle path) starting April 4 in preparation for the construction of a new sewer line running from near the MI Park and Ride to the East Channel Bridge.

Monday, April 2, 2018

People overestimate how long it takes to walk or bike somewhere

Most people incorrectly estimate how long it would take them to walk or bike from their home to a location they frequently go to by car — and usually by overestimating the amount of time, according to a new study.