Transition Whatcom

Sustainable Transportation


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: Apr 10, 2015

For anyone unfamiliar with the Transportation Issues thread, here is a link to it in the forum: 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:

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 Rick Dubrow on August 23, 2010 at 3:18pm
Great idea but I'll be out of town. I'd love to do this.

Consider convening the transportation group which is seeking a Leader (David is out of starte; his father volunteered to carry the fire but then nothing came to pass) AND a project to help it coalesce. This project idea might do both.

Anyone out there willing to take this idea further by convening the sustainable transportation group?
Comment by Rob Olason on August 23, 2010 at 2:44pm
We are developing some projects over on the work group here on the Transition Whatcom website. Our big project is a second year of the "Perennial Project," where we plant perennial fruit/nut trees and berry plants in school gardens. To make the project more sustainable, I said I would pose the idea that we members of the sustainable transportation group could transport the plants from a central location to the various schools using bike trailers.

So here is my question: Could we get 20 bikers with bike trailers to provide the transportation on Sunday October 10, 2010? I have a bike and trailer, so we only need to get commitments from 10 others? Do you have a bike and trailer you could commit to participating on that day? Know any friends you could talk into helping?

If you can help, send me an email at Thanks!-Rob Olason
Comment by J. C. Walker,Jr. on July 30, 2010 at 1:48pm
I need a good used mountain bike. Ihope I've come to the right place. J.C.
Comment by Kate Clark on July 16, 2010 at 1:29pm
Interesting event on July 31- "Transportation Tailgate, The second Livability Forum" hosted by Sustainable Connections and Futurewise Whatcom.

Features several interactive and fun short films focused on transit oriented development, parking, bicycle infrastructure, and downtown redevelopment solutions. Hear from local downtown business owners and transportation enthusiasts:

Susan Horst, Whatcom Smart Trips
Ken Bothman, LaFiamma
Kyle Morris, The HUB Community Bike Shop
Bob Hall, Daylight Properties

The best part- followed by Boundary Bay root beer and Mallard ice cream floats!
Comment by Dawn Griffin on July 4, 2010 at 11:02am

My housemate has a bicycle I can use, but the gears aren't working so well and I'm wondering if one of you kind bicycle advocates could take a quick look at it to let me know what it would take to get it in good working order?
Comment by Heather K on July 3, 2010 at 6:48pm
Chuck Waugh has volunteered to help lead our working group!
Copied below from group is message from Rick D. - Jun 25 :

"As you know, David Waugh has been very busy and is now at Crater Lake NP doing trail work for the summer. His father Chuck has offered to step forward to help lead us. Turns out I (Rick) know Chuck; he was the structural engineer on a project A-1 Builders did decades ago; he's also a fellow MIT graduate! Although he's is busy until July 1 he will DOODLE us all soon so we can reconvene our working group very soon. Please attend the meeting and let's see if we can get this group on track to accomplish some much needed work. THANKS for stepping forward, CHUCK!"

Dawn, thanks for keeping us informed on these WTA meetings!
It might be worthwhile to post them under the Events tab on our TW site, to include membership beyond this group.
Comment by Dawn Griffin on July 2, 2010 at 11:29am
Here are the details from Rick Nicholson with the WTA on the upcoming Board Meeting.

The July 15th Board meeting is at the same place as the public hearing (County Council Chambers). It starts at 8:00AM and the public comment period, if you’d like to address the Board, is the very first thing. It’s great you’re getting involved in Transition Whatcom. I’ve been to a couple of their events as well.
Comment by Renata Beata Kowalczyk on July 2, 2010 at 7:30am
You can count me in Dawn. This is great opportunity for TW to collaborate with governmental agency. I would like to see/create more of those opportunities. Thank you for brining it to our attention!
Comment by Dawn Griffin on July 1, 2010 at 9:32pm
I am new to Bellingham and Transition Whatcom. I was told about a public comment on proposed cuts to the WTA service, which I attended last night. Perhaps there were members of Transition Whatcom present, but I came in late to the meeting and wasn't aware of who might have been there.
In any event, I spoke and asked the WTA Board to consider enlisting the support of the community for brainstorming creative ideas to make this wonderful transportation option work for everyone. It seems like a great opportunity for this group to engage in a very tangible project to help move us away from fossil fuel consumption. I'm willing to help facilitate that dialogue. I look forward to hearing from any of you interested in pursuing this with me. There is a July 15 Board Meeting of the WTA that the public is welcome to attend. I will have to check on the exact time, but I believe it is in the morning.
Comment by Kate Clark on June 17, 2010 at 10:13am
Great article in the Herald today! Can somebody in the Transition Workgroup reach out to this guy? He is doing some awesome stuff with kids...TW should be helping promote!

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