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Sustainable Transportation

This sustainable transportation workgroup is forming with the collective energy and enthusiasm toward making transportation in and around Bellingham and Whatcom County more sustainable and friendly.

Location: Whatcom County
Members: 49
Latest Activity: Mar 10

For anyone unfamiliar with the Transportation Issues thread, here is a link to it in the forum: http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/forum/topics/transportation-issues-1. The thread contains many ideas, links to articles, and videos of interest to this group.

Here are a few of the major links contained within the Transportation Issues thread:

http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/009450.html

http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/007753.html

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/10/guide-to-new-bike-lanes-in-new-york-city-nyc.php

http://www.whatcomwatch.org/php/WW_open.php?id=1122

http://www.communitysolution.org/pdfs/NS12.pdf

Discussion Forum

Bellingham residents’ input sought for bicycle routes, facilities and more

Started by David MacLeod. Last reply by Emily Farrell Apr 10, 2013. 1 Reply

Posted: April 10, 2013 8:02:43 AM PDTPeople throughout Bellingham are invited to participate in an upcoming Open House and online survey. Public participation is critical to shaping the City’s plan…Continue

Calling ALL bus riders and public transportation supporters!

Started by Renata Beata Kowalczyk. Last reply by Renata Beata Kowalczyk Jul 19, 2010. 4 Replies

The WTA Board meeting on July 15th at 8am is open to public comments. The issues to be discussed are proposed service cuts (for example, no Sunday service).This is great opportunity for TW…Continue

Material discussed at April 22 meeting

Started by Jim McCabe May 3, 2010. 0 Replies

Here is the material I mentioned at the April 22 meeting.The first doc is data from the first SocialData survey in 2007.  Werner Brog presented the results of the 2009 follow up survey at the City…Continue

bike move organization

Started by Joseph Ford. Last reply by Joseph Ford Apr 27, 2010. 16 Replies

I'm trying to get the ball rolling for some more pedal powered moves. When there’s an actual event planned it will go out on the TW calendar. Until then, I’ll be using this discussion asa means to…Continue

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Comment by Angela MacLeod on March 10, 2014 at 8:25am

I'm looking for help tuning up my bike. It's in pretty good shape so it probably just needs the basics checked, oiled and tightened? Also a tire check up.

I'd like to do a trade if we can find something mutual.

733-3541

Comment by David MacLeod on April 22, 2013 at 12:12pm

CITY MASTER BIKE PLAN OPEN HOUSE
Where: Whatcom Middle School
When:  Tuesday, April 23, 2013  5:30 - 8:30pm
presentation @ 6:30pm
Visit their website and take the survey and interactive map.
The city would love your feedback.
http://www.cob.org/services/planning/transportation/bike-master-pla...

Comment by David MacLeod on September 24, 2011 at 11:15am

Don't forget...Bike Bellingham / 350.org event today! See Events page for more info.

 

Also, coming up soon:

 

The City of Bellingham’s Transportation Commission invites the public to a special presentation about walking & bicycling from 7-9 p.m. Friday, September 30, at the Whatcom Museum Rotunda Room, 219 Prospect Street.

Walking & Bicycling Toward a More Livable Bellingham: Lessons Learned from Portland, features Ellen Vanderslice, an architect and project manager in Portland, Oregon.  

Ms. Vanderslice has been a transportation reform activist for more than thirty-five years, with first-hand experience of bicycle and transit issues in addition to a deep interest in walking. "There are 100 reasons I love to walk, and here's one: Walking is how I do my best problem-solving. That seemingly simple act of putting one foot in front of the other, that constant fall into balance, that rhythmic grounding to the earth, loops in a part of the brain that's hard to get in touch with any other way," said Vanderslice.

She is a founder and past president of America Walks, a national non-profit coalition of local pedestrian advocacy groups, serving as its president for seven years. She has served on the Transportation Research Board Committee on Pedestrians and the Public Rights-of-Way Access Advisory Committee for the Access Board, and is a vice-president of the International Federation of Pedestrians. 

Vanderslice has been a featured speaker on walking issues at more than two dozen conferences and events across the U.S. and around the world. She will be on her way to the international Walk21 conference in Vancouver, B.C.

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Media Contact:
Ted Carlson, Director
Public Works
(360)778-7900
pw@cob.org

Comment by Jaren Hoppe-Leonard on August 28, 2011 at 12:24pm

Rob,

 

Are you familiar with http://www.everybodybike.com/ ? You may already know about them but if not I think they would be a good group to work with!

I was involved in one of their bike rides early this summer and they were pretty sucsessful in getting community members out on various themed bike rides. This project seems right up their alley!

Comment by warren miller on August 23, 2011 at 5:28pm

Subject- Bike Project Planning Meeting This Thursday

 

If you are interested in helping with a project to create more Bike Friendly Businesses in Bellingham (and Whatcom County) please join us on Thursday Aug 25th from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Public Market. We will brainstorm ideas, identify activities and select volunteers to help kick start this project. I will post this as an event too so you can indicate if you will attend. See you there!

Comment by Rob Olason on August 22, 2011 at 9:58am
350.org has launched a 2011 project set for 9/24/2011, called "Moving Planet" with a website at www.moving-planet.org. In Bellingham, a project has risen up called "Bike Bellingham" which will feature family friendly bike rides from ten city schools that will converge at the Bellingham City Hall flag plaza for a climate rally/info fair from noon to 2 pm. There will also be an advanced ride from the plaza to the proposed Cherry Point Coal terminal leaving at 2 pm. If you would like more information, go to facebook.com/350bellingham. I will be posting additional information here as I learn more. However, there is a need for volunteers to help the day of the event, with pre-event postering canvassing for sponsors.
Comment by warren miller on August 10, 2011 at 1:38pm

Subject: Bike Friendly Business Project

 

If you are interested in helping with a project to create more Bike Friendly Businesses in Bellingham (and Whatcom County) please join us on Thursday Aug 25th from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Public Market. We will brainstorm ideas, identify activities and select volunteers to help kick start this project. I will post this as an event too so you can indicate if you will attend. See you there!

Comment by David MacLeod on March 19, 2011 at 7:18pm

Northwest Ave Bike Lanes Open House March 23 2011


 

Description

 

Bellingham Public Works Department invites the public to comment on proposed bicycle lanes along Northwest Avenue/ Elm/ Dupont Streets

 

Time

 

Start: 07:00 PM

 

End: 09:00 PM

 

Location

 

Shucksan Middle School Commons, 2717 Alderwood Avenue

 

Contact

 

Brent Baldwin, Development Manager Public Works Department 779-7940, bbaldwin@cob.org

Comment by Shannon Maris on February 4, 2011 at 11:05pm
Subject: HELP get bike lanes on Northwest/Elm/Dupont streets
 
Cyclists! Please Attend the Bellingham City Council Meeting This Monday!
Bellingham City Council is considering installing bike lanes on Dupont, Elm and  Northwest Ave to the I-5 underpass.  This could be one of the biggest bike projects ever in Bellingham.  But, it is not a done deal.  You can help make it happen.  Please come to the city council meeting on Monday, February 7th, 7pm for just 20-30 minutes.  Please arrive a few minutes early.

Hey, how about a little background?  Council has already voted to begin this process.  But there are challenges ahead.  The Public Works Department, which is responsible for designing and installing the project, will bring forward a design in March or April for a “stakeholders meeting.”  A strong show of support from the cycling community NOW, before the design is done, is critical.  There is no action for this issue on the council agenda this Monday.  We will show up in huge numbers, including you.  Only myself and one other need to speak at the open comment period (first thing) and then we all go to The Cabin or The Grand for a refreshing beverage and general merriment.
So, what’s our message to council?

Most importantly: our message is positive.  Our message has four parts:
Thank you for installing bike lanes on Cornwall Ave.;
Thank you for considering bike lanes on NW/Elm/Dupont;
Encourage Public Works to strive for a design that works for cyclists AND that works for the folks who live and do business on these streets who will see some change to their streetscape.  A good design could make this a win for everyone.   That’s why getting in the game early is so important.
The last, and most important, part of our message is unspoken.  That is:  there are a LOT of cyclists in Bellingham.  That’s why you are so important.
Only the two designated speakers should sign up and speak.  We don’t want to browbeat them or take too long, we just want to be very clear that there are a lot of us in support.  When the first speaker mentions the cyclists of Bellingham, put on your helmet.  A little theatre helps make the message stick.
I could write much more but, right now I just want to get this invitation and request for help out to as many people as possible.  Please spread the word to those cyclists who you think might come out.  If you have questions or want to talk about this effort please feel free to contact me.  I really hope to see you there.  We need you.          -Dan
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Please contact me with questions:
      Dan Remsen  BellinghamBikes@gmail.com

Comment by David Waugh on January 14, 2011 at 6:35pm

In case anyone hasn't seen this yet, here's a good article on successful bike share programs in the US:

http://www.energybulletin.net/stories/2011-01-13/proof-bikesharing-...

 

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