Bike News Roundup: Should Seattle get a Bicycle Mayor?

It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! This is an open thread, so feel free to discuss anything at least vaguely bikey below.

First up! Should Seattle have a Bicycle Mayor?

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3 Responses to Bike News Roundup: Should Seattle get a Bicycle Mayor?

  1. Andrew says:

    It sounds like we need someone to fill that *role*, but I don’t like the *title* for 2 main reasons:

    1. I’m assuming the bike mayor won’t have the same level of power as the normal mayor, even among things directly related to cycling. If a bike mayor couldn’t influence laws, get new streets built, or effect the budget, why call them a mayor?

    2. If “X Mayor” becomes a thing we might have Streets Mayor, Bus Mayor, Port Mayor, Seatac Mayor (oh wait…).

    As awful as it is, I think it’s why we have the “Czar” titles. It connotes the highest level person in charge of a specific topic – independent of their actual title and role in an organization.

  2. Al Dimond says:

    A bike mayor? Unfortunately none of my bikes are old enough to vote yet.

  3. Sean R-M says:

    maybe you missed this headline http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/bicyclist-struck-by-car-in-downtown-seattle/518491424 Jackson street can be a tough street to ride on

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