Like so many other organizations, Cascade Bicycle Club has had to scale back and dramatically redesign how it does work during this outbreak.
In the last few weeks, hundreds of you have shared that you’re biking more during the pandemic – for exercise and essential errands, to care for family, and for mental health or fun. That’s why our work to make biking safer and more accessible continues.
At the same time, the COVID-19 crisis has uncovered new needs for how we use our public spaces, and how we get around. That’s why, along with our existing priorities, we’re launching an advocacy platform for the COVID-19 era and beyond.
- Open up temporary spaces for people biking and walking now, and as we edge out of lockdown so that we can all safely walk and bike with physical distance between ourselves.
- Complete bike networks faster, not slower, as we start to move around our communities again and need a multi-modal transportation system that keeps us safe.
- Open Streets programs for the recovery. Cities can help reboot our local business districts, and local economies by bringing community and commerce together in streets that are open to people, closed to cars.
- An economic recovery centering – not sidelining – investments in biking, walking, multi-modal networks. Economic stimulus funding for transportation must include substantial dollars for projects that advance trails and on-street bike networks.
Read their post for more details about each point.