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Seaside’s West Broadway Urban Village – Plus Seaside places that reward people who show “bikes mean business!”

Dig the West Broadway changes, and wish East Broadway had similar improvements? As announced by Transportation Agency for Monterey County on March 24, 2021, they’re coming!

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What’s the purpose of bike boxes—like on Seaside’s West Broadway (pictured on Bicycling Monterey’s Instagram)—and how are people who drive, or people who bike to treat them?
See Bicycling Monterey’s postA Right to the Road: Understanding and addressing the safety of people who bike,” to learn more about bike boxes. 

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June 7-10, 2018 a Broadway Bash celebrated the completion of the West Broadway Urban Village project. Details:

Update from David Schmalz in the 5/10/18 Monterey County Weekly, “After years of planning and persistence, Seaside’s downtown is about to go boom.” That includes bike-sharing.

Update from James Herrera in the 5/18/18 Monterey County Herald, “Broadway Avenue in Seaside now open to traffic in both directions as $7M infrastructure project wraps.

The post below was first published on August 2, 2017.
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Among its diverse and multiple benefits—including to public health, community building, reduction of traffic congestion and carbon emissions—bicycling means business!

Biking benefits the economy in a variety of ways. For a quick look, see the Pew Charitable Trusts article, “Bicycling Tourists Are Older, Wealthier, and In Demand” by Marsha Mercer; “Bicycling Means Business: The Economic Benefits of Bicycle Infrastructure” from the League of American Bicyclists; and “Economic Benefits of Complete Streets” from the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

People who bike Seaside, along with those who walk and skate, are among those anticipating with pleasure the West Broadway Urban Village Project in the Monterey Peninsula city of Seaside.
As with other infrastructure improvements, the Broadway Avenue construction naturally requires patience along the way. Here’s an advisory regarding the Broadway construction as well as construction on Seaside’s Fremont Boulevard, and on Hilby Avenue:
[Update, February 2018: And here are the first of 110 bike parking racks being installed!]West Broadway in Seaside is the home of…
HER Helmet Thursdays spots Erik’s Deli CafeMarisco’s Puerto NuevoMYO Pure Frozen Yogurt, and The Oven Pizzeria. And at the foot of West Broadway on Del Monte Avenue, Jose’s Mexican Restaurant.

Fremont Boulevard in Seaside is the home of…

HER Helmet Thursdays spots include participants since 2009 Turtle Bay Taqueria [update: closed in 2020], and in the adjacent building fronting Trinity Avenue, its sister restaurant, the Fishwife; as well as Baan Thai, the Breakfast Club, and Monterey Donut. And just off Fremont in the University Plaza Shopping Center, Baan Thai.

Bike or bike-and-ride and on Thursdays, business and organizations participating in the HER Helmet Thursdays Project reward you by providing 10-50% discounts.
Among the hundreds of HER Helmet Thursdays participants throughout Monterey County are the Seaside spots on Broadway and on Fremont, as highlighted above, plus some additional Seaside spots
Bayonet Bar & Grill at Bayonet Black Horse   – just off the General Jim Moore bike lanes
Embassy Suites Monterey BaySilver Tide Coffee & Trading at Embassy Suites, and Silver Tide Bar & Grill at Embassy Suites – across Del Monte Ave from the Seaside section of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail

Here’s an alpha list of these first HER Helmet Thursdays spots in Seaside.
Share a poster to tell a friend: Seaside HER Helmet Thursdays poster
For any updates, refer to the Quick Reference Guide on the Listings/FAQs page.
  1. Baan Thai
  2. Bayonet Bar & Grill at Bayonet Black Horse
  3. Breakfast Club
  4. Embassy Suites Monterey Bay
  5. Erik’s DeliCaféHHT spot Eriks Delicafe cyclist (7)
  6. FishwifeFishwife Seaside - 9 Feb 2011 (10)
  7. Jose’s MexicanIMG_5085
  8. Marisco’s Puerto Nuevo


  9. Monterey Donut
  10. MYO Pure Frozen Yogurt


  11. The Oven Pizzeria
  12. Silver Tide Bar & Grill at Embassy Suites
  13. Silver Tide Coffee & Trading at Embassy Suites
  14.  Taqueria Zarape

This post was published on 19 May 2018. One or more changes last made to this post on 3 April 2021.

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