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Cascade staffers are organizing bike deliveries for food banks + How you can help

Cascade Bicycle Club staffers have been organizing to help make deliveries for the U District Food Bank, helping to distribute food to community members. “There are individuals who are immunocompromised or just can’t get out to food bank,” said Cascade … Continue reading

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Car driving is down 91% from pre-outbreak levels on the city’s new Stay Healthy Streets

It made national news last week when Seattle announced that the Stay Healthy Streets (“SHS”) program would be transitioning from an emergency program to a permanent program. For example, a CNN headline read: “Seattle to permanently close 20 miles of … Continue reading

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Smith resigns as Cascade/WA Bikes Executive Director

Richard Smith has resigned after nearly three years as Executive Director of Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes. The news comes as the sister organizations are operating with half their usual staff and cancelled nearly all their major events this … Continue reading

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Cascade Bicycle Club cancels nearly all major events for 2020, including STP

Cascade Bicycle Club has made the difficult but clearly correct decision to cancel its 2020 major events, including their iconic Seattle to Portland Classic. The decision sets up a massive test for the large bicycle events and advocacy organization, which … Continue reading

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Cascade outlines its advocacy priorities during COVID-19

Like so many other organizations, Cascade Bicycle Club has had to scale back and dramatically redesign how it does work during this outbreak. After furloughing half its staff and surveying people about how they can help during this time, the … Continue reading

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Cascade survey: How have your walking and biking needs changed during the outbreak?

A survey from Cascade Bicycle Club asks people how their relationship with walking and biking has changed since the outbreak began and seeks ideas for how Cascade can help during this time. As we reported previously, Cascade furloughed half their staff … Continue reading

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Want to learn how to be a bike advocate? Register for Cascade’s ‘virtual ALI’

Cascade Bicycle Club is transforming its excellent Advocacy Leadership Institute into an online training course. So if you want to learn more about how to be a bike advocate, organize a campaign or tell your personal story, this could be … Continue reading

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With the fate of events uncertain, Cascade cuts half its staff and appeals for donations

Cascade Bicycle Club moved Friday to furlough half its staff in what leaders describe as an effort to save the club, which is marking its 50-year anniversary this year. “We want to make sure it’s around for another 50 years,” … Continue reading

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Friday: Cascade Bicycle Club is hosting a ‘Solo Scavenger Hunt’

Cascade Bicycle Club organizes community biking events, so the social distancing protocols make so many of their regular activities impossible right now. The organization already postponed their annual Bike Swap has been moved to June 14, the Bike Everywhere Breakfast … Continue reading

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Biking during the pandemic

With the announcement that Seattle Public School will close for at least two weeks and gatherings of 250 people of more have been banned, our region has reached a new level in its social distancing efforts. Events venues have been … Continue reading

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Cascade: Bike safety p.e. classes expanding to Seattle middle schools

Nearly all Seattle elementary schoolers already go through the Let’s Go Bicycle and Pedstrian Safety program as part of their physical education. But now the program is expanding to include middle schools, as well. The course, offered by Cascade Bicycle … Continue reading

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Mayor Durkan: ‘Eastlake is moving forward’

Mayor Jenny Durkan removed all doubt about what she thinks about Eastlake Ave bike lanes during a mid-day press event today. “Without prejudging what would come out of an EIS or what the lawyers would say, we need that bike … Continue reading

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Seattle’s 10th Cranksgiving smashes the attendance record + Photos UPDATE: More than 1 ton donated!

I thought it was a bit strange that the line for the two sign-up clipboards was so long. I had used the same forms for nine Cranksgivings before, and the line to sign in was never that long before. So … Continue reading

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Watch: Fremont Bridge nears 1 million 2019 bike trips 1 month early

UPDATE: Cascade Bicycle Club, Queen Anne Greenways and Ballard-Fremont Greenways will host a celebration 3–5 p.m. Saturday, October 19. Details here. Video transcript (.txt) As we reported previously, 2019 bike trips across the Fremont Bridge are set to break one … Continue reading

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Cascade: Mercer Island plan should ‘futureproof’ I-90 Trail, open house Monday

When the I-90 Trail crosses Mercer Island, it climbs up and through a park created in the 1990s to cover the freeway. Posthumously named after and Island Councilmember and Mayor who negotiated with the state to include the lidded park, … Continue reading

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An olive branch? Mayor Durkan celebrates downtown bike lanes, acknowledges delays

Seeing Queen Anne Greenways’ Mark Ostrow give Mayor Jenny Durkan a high five from his bicycle is the image that sticks in my head from Wednesday’s press event celebrating the opening of the 8th Ave bike lane downtown (Crosscut’s Josh … Continue reading

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Saturday: Streets will go car-free for two hours before Ballard Crit for an open streets party

Here’s a great idea: Ballard Criterium race organizers Apex Racing are already doing the hard work of securing permits, placing signage and barricades and informing the community about their annual event Saturday. So why not extend the time a few … Continue reading

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Bike Everywhere Day 2019 is Friday + Map of morning ‘celebration stations’ across the region

Bike Everywhere Day 2019 (formerly known as “Bike to Work Day”) is Friday, and there will be 113 celebration stations spread throughout the region to provide encouragement, smiles and maybe some coffee or donuts for folks biking to work or … Continue reading

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Cascade’s annual Bike Everywhere Breakfast is Tuesday

Hey, did you know May is Bike Month? I know, I know, every month is bike month in Seattle. I hear you. May is filled with events and organizational efforts to help get more people on bikes heading into summer. … Continue reading

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Redesigned Northgate bike/walk bridge construction should start middle of this year

Crossing I-5 in Northgate is terrible today. The freeway divides the neighborhood, and the few places where crossing on foot or bike is possible are either far apart or very stressful. So as the region prepares to open a light … Continue reading

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