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National report: Seattle is among the safest for biking and walking despite lacking infrastructure

Despite building few bicycle lanes, Seattle still stands out in a new national report as a walking and biking leader. In fact, we’re featured on the cover. Both walking and biking to work has increased faster in Seattle than most … Continue reading

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Times: Seattle is second safest big US city for walking and biking

As you sprint across a highway-style four-lane street through the heart of your neighborhood, it’s probably hard to believe that Seattle may be the second safest big city in the US for people walking and biking. But that’s what the … Continue reading

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Mayor Murray: ‘Protected bicycle lanes are a crucial component of our transportation infrastructure’

In a recent letter, Mayor Ed Murray did not mince words about how strongly he supports building protected bike lanes in Seattle. In support of Seattle’s application to be part of the national Green Lane Project — a program of … 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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A couple cool bike gigs in the area

TCC Pierce County Complete Streets Coordinator – Paid, apply by March 16 Transportation Choices is hiring for a new one year position that will be in charge of implementing a complete streets program in Pierce County Washington. The Coordinator’s primary … Continue reading

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Bike Portland: Largest national bike advocacy groups will merge

Big Bicycle is about to get a whole lot bigger. Big news for national bike advocacy efforts: The Alliance for Biking and Walking, Bikes Belong and the League of American Bicyclists have announced that they will combine forces to become … Continue reading

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Washington State disproportionaltely underfunds walking and biking

Despite the fact that 13.6 percent of Washington traffic fatalities are people either walking or biking, the state allocates only 0.5 percent of its transportation budget (and 2.7 percent of its federal funds) to walking and biking projects. Seattle has … Continue reading

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