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For 10th year in a row, 49 states somehow fail to be more bike-friendly than WA

Washington State has some great public servants and advocates working hard to make our state safer and more inviting for people riding bikes. But try biking across almost any state highway, and you’ll be confronted with scary off-ramps and skinny … Continue reading

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Seattle again falls short of ‘platinum’ bike-friendly status

Seattle has again failed to reach “platinum” in the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Communities ratings. The city has maintained its “gold” status, which is revised every two years. The city lost a lot of points due to the … Continue reading

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League names 4 new bike-friendly communities in WA

The League of American Bicyclists have named four new Bicycle Friendly Communities in Washington State: Bellevue, Ellensburg, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Port Angeles/Clallam County. Tacoma keeps its bronze rating. Ellensburg (PDF) skips right over bronze and enters the listings at … Continue reading

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Seattle Children’s leads new WA Bicycle Friendly Businesses

The League of American Bicyclists has announced their newest Bicycle Friendly Business ratings, and Seattle Children’s leads the way in Washington State. And that should come as no surprise to anyone following all the work the hospital has done recently … Continue reading

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Washington Bikes helps add road safety measure to Federal budget

Washington Bikes, the statewide bike advocacy organization, has helped add a measure in the Federal budget to improve road safety across the nation. Working with Washington Senator Patty Murray, the League of American Bicyclists and WA Bikes worked to make … Continue reading

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Seattle fails to achieve ‘platinum’ bike-friendly rating + Here’s how to get there

Seattle is, once again, a gold-level bike friendly community, according to the League of American Bicyclists. While Seattle is the only gold-level community in Washington State and one of only four US cities with populations larger than 300,000 to achieve … Continue reading

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UW accepts bike-friendly campus award, leaders talk about how to expand biking even further

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is by Jack Truitt, a UW News Lab student. It is published here as part of a partnership between Seattle Bike Blog and News Lab. Biking needs to become an issue of climate change and personal … Continue reading

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No TIGER grant for Burke-Gilman Trail + UW is now a gold-level bike friendly campus

Once again, the University of Washington was not selected for a competitive TIGER grant to upgrade the entirety of the Burke-Gilman Trail through their campus. The university manages the section of the popular regional trail that passes through their campus, … Continue reading

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Washington’s newest Bicycle Friendly Community: Sequim

Congratulations to Sequim, Washington State’s newest Bicycle Friendly Community. Sequim is the only new or upgraded Washington community on the League of American Bicyclists’ national list this year. The Peninsula Daily News has the story of how Sequim made the … Continue reading

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For 7th straight year, Washington named most bike-friendly state – UPDATED

Despite very little improvement over 2013, Washington State was able to hang on to the top spot on the League of American Bicyclists’ annual list of bike-friendly states. The state scored 66.8 out of 100 points, effectively unchanged from 2013’s … Continue reading

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Lugo: Federal complete streets bill a chance for bike justice

A bill making its way through the US Congress would require every state to develop a complete streets policy for projects that receive Federal funding. That means road projects would need to consider all road users, including people on foot … 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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For sixth year in a row, Washington named most bike-friendly state in the US

Washington is, once again, the most bike-friendly state in the Union. That’s according to the League of American Bicyclists, which creates annual report cards for every state in the US, taking into account various criteria for being bike-friendly. “But wait,” … Continue reading

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Thurston County’s Intercity Transit earns silver-level bike-friendly recognition

Just in from Intercity Transit: Just as the nation celebrates another Earth Day, there’s timely news occurring in Olympia, Washington, as well as elsewhere around the country. Intercity Transit, the region’s public transportation provider, was recognized as one of the … Continue reading

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Washington named most bike-friendly state

Washington State has claimed the top spot on the League of American Bicyclists’ list of bike-friendly states for the fifth year in a row. The League rated all 50 states and determined that Washington is the only state to score … Continue reading

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Tacoma and Snohomish named Bicycle Friendly Communities, Port Townsend moves up list

Tacoma and Snohomish have earned spots on the The League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Communities list. Both communities earned Bronze level recognition, joining 214 other communities in the nation on the list. Port Townsend moved up a spot in … 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 is the most bike-friendly but gets D in infrastructure

Washington tops a list of bike-friendly states released by the League of American Bicyclists. For their annual state biking report card, Washington did well in every category except “infrastructure,” where we got a big fat D. According to Biking Bis, … Continue reading

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UW gets a ‘silver’ rating for bike friendliness

The League of American Bicyclists announced the recipients of the first-ever Bicycle Friendly University designations during the National Bike Summit this week in the other Washington. Only one school in Washington was among the first 20 schools awarded the designation: … Continue reading

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