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Cascade Bicycle Club and WA Bikes merge, form nation’s largest statewide bike advocacy organization

Washington State now has the largest statewide advocacy organization in the nation. The Boards of Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes voted Tuesday to merge the two organizations, following months of negotiations and member outreach by both groups (see our … Continue reading

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Bicycle Alliance of Washington changes name to ‘Washington Bikes’

The Bicycle Alliance of Washington continues to shift and grow. Under the fiery leadership of Barb Chamberlain, who has been at the organization’s helm for nearly a year and a half, the statewide advocacy organization has become more visible and … Continue reading

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Tell the state you support increased funding for biking and walking

State Senate transportation leaders are holding a series of listening meetings across Washington over the next couple weeks to hear from people about what they would like to see from a transportation package. The first meeting is 6 p.m. tomorrow … Continue reading

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Everyone wants to tour WA by bike, guide book blows past funding goal a week early

With a whole week left, Cycling Sojourner Washington has already reached its $10,000 fundraising goal. Sounds like there really is a ton of interest in bike touring our state. Complete with quality maps, options for sleep (whether you like to … Continue reading

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Biking and walking funds at risk in Federal transpo budget

As of a December 2012 report there had been ZERO collisions reported at any of Washington State’s Safe Routes to School project areas since the program began half a decade ago. I repeat: Zero collisions. Zero. Zip. Nada. It may … Continue reading

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Fantastic bike touring author is writing a book about Washington State + How to support it & score a copy

Ellee Thalheimer, author of the fantastic book Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-day Tours in Oregon, is turning her gaze north for the next Cycling Sojourner adventure. That’s right: A brand new book featuring the best multi-day bike … Continue reading

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BikeWA: Stella and Caron search for meaning and solutions after witnessing a horrifying collision in Kirkland

Caron Lemay and her daughter Stella bike to school in Kirkland together regularly. But they are both haunted by what they saw, heard and felt one day on the way to school, when a person driving failed to see a … Continue reading

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State House passes transpo bill with lots of bike/walk funding, highway spending

The Washington State House of Representatives today passed a transportation bill that would save King County Metro operations and invest about $323 million in biking and walking projects, road safety and complete streets projects and Safe Routes to School. The … Continue reading

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Senate transportation package ignores people who walk, bike or take transit

For many, last week’s transportation package out of the state House was a bitter pill. On one hand, the state desperately needs to pass a funding bill to repair our crumbling infrastructure, maintain and expand transit service and upgrade safety … Continue reading

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Blake Trask: End days in Olympia – What’s at stake for biking and walking? A lot.

Editor’s Note: Blake has been in Olympia all session working with the legislature to make the state safer and more accessible for people on bikes. In this guest post, he makes the case for why urgent action is needed to … Continue reading

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BikeWA: Work progressing on state’s first official US Bike Route

Every region of Washington State could someday have nationally-signed and connected bicycle routes optimized for bicycle travel and transportation. The US Bicycle Route System is a vision for a network of these routes, allowing for easier and safer bicycle travel … Continue reading

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Time for final push to pass the Neighborhood Safe Streets Bill

The Neighborhood Safe Streets Bill is now in line for a final vote in the Senate, among the last steps for the popular, bipartisan bill before heading to the governor’s desk. Of course, it’s gotta get there first. The Bicycle … Continue reading

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BikeWA: State has chance to invest in vital walking and biking trails throughout the state

Washington State has many incredible opportunities for expanding and connecting regional walking and biking trails. The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition and its many partners are working to get a list of valuable trails on the state’s capital construction budget, … Continue reading

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Tonight: Adventure Cycling, BikeWA holding bike touring event at Swift Industries

You’ve read Swift’s thoughts on bike tourism right here on Seattle Bike Blog. Now, you have a chance to meet with Swift, the Adventure Cycling Association and the Bicycle Alliance of Washington to talk about bicycle touring. It will also … Continue reading

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Former BikeWA director honored + Cascade hires new Field Programs Manager

Barb Culp, former director of the Bicycle Alliance of Washington, has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the nationally-focused Alliance for Biking and Walking. Culp lead BikeWA for many years, but her work has stretched well beyond the … Continue reading

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The bike tax is just a distraction: The real problem is the billions on new highways

When the state Senate Democrats unveiled a transportation package last week, folks were shocked to see a “symbolic” bike tax of up to 5 percent on bike sales in the state. And we all fell for it, posting about why … Continue reading

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Bill would officially allow drivers to cross double yellow to pass someone on a bike

A bill starting its journey through the state legislature would officially legalize something that nearly all careful and courteous drivers already do: cross a double yellow line in order to give someone biking or walking on the road a safe … Continue reading

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Bike Love Party in Pioneer Square Thursday

The Bicycle Alliance of Washington’s First Thursday party this month will be a Bike Love Party. Sponsored in part by Zipcar (also a new Seattle Bike Blog sponsor!), the party will take place during the monthly Pioneer Square Art Walk … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Safe Streets Bill starts journey through State Legislature

The Neighborhood Safe Streets Bill (AKA the Safe Neighborhood Speeds Bill and the 20’s Plenty Bill) has started its journey through the state legislature as HB 1045. The bill would give municipalities the ability to cut through red tape when … Continue reading

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Sign up for Transportation Advocacy Day in Olympia February 12

The road to increasing safe and inviting cycling for every person in Washington State goes through Olympia. That’s why you should join an ever-growing crew of advocates and regular old citizens for Transportation Advocacy Day February 12. Go meet with … Continue reading

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