Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Fight Bike Theft

Bike theft is on the rise nationally and in this area too.  Follow these suggestions to keep your bike safe and take these steps if it is stolen.   

To report a bike theft to the Mercer Island Police call (425) 577-5656.


Saturday, July 17, 2021

Washingon State Active Transportation Plan Highlights Need for Safer Roads

Active Transportation Plan

SR 520 bike path and bicyclers

The Active Transportation Plan 2020 and Beyond - Part 1 (PDF 12.4MB) released in May 2021 serves as a compass for the future of walking and biking on or across state highways in Washington.  

The plan highlights the need for better bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure in the state.  Crashes involving people who walk and bike represented 21 percent of all fatal and serious injury traffic crashes in 2019, even though walking and biking for transportation only represents about 12 percent of all trips.  

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The Science is in - Cycling is a great way to stay fit and healthy

Unique health benefits of daily cycling.  Nearly anyone of any fitness level can pedal a bike for five or more miles. Regular or daily cycling has been found to prevent weight gain (and boost fat loss), fight depression, and help stave off a host of health problems, including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Mercer Island hires new Traffic Engineer

The City of Mercer Island recently hired a new Transportation Engineer (Lia Klein) to address traffic issues on the island and assist with a number of upcoming bicycle and pedestrian projects. Lia is a civil engineer with a background in operations and safety analysis. An avid cyclist she is looking forward to her new commute over Lake Washington on the I-90 trail. Originally from Minneapolis, Lia is a travel enthusiast who loves to get inspiration for new ideas from other cities in the US and around the world. She can be contacted via email at lia.klein@mercerisland.gov.