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No, the state’s new ‘E-DUI’ law does not apply to people biking

There has been a bit of confusion in recent days about whether Washington State’s new so-called E-DUI distracted driving law applies to people biking. It does not. The Seattle Times published a story over the weekend saying explicitly that the … Continue reading

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Cascade/WA Bikes have a new Executive Director: Richard Smith

Richard Smith will be the new Executive Director of Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes, the organizations announced Friday Smith comes from Microsoft, and the press release says he was “the executive sponsor of his division’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts” … Continue reading

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Help fund Big Bike, Washington Bike PAC fundraiser Thursday on Capitol Hill

Everyone knows that the Big Bike lobby runs this town. Just read the comments on any Seattle Times story about bikes. On second thought, don’t do that. Well, Thursday is your chance to be part of the shadowy, bicycling cabal … Continue reading

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WA now has a Bicycle Safety Advisory Council

Washington State is getting a Bicycle Safety Advisory Council to help watchdog and improve the state’s approach to keeping the thousands of its residents who bike safe. The council is named in honor of Cooper Jones, who was killed while biking … Continue reading

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Happy Bike Everywhere Month! Event schedule, online challenge + more

It’s May, which means it’s time to give in to your co-worker’s constant reminders and say, “OK, fine! I’ll sign up for your Bike Month team if you just let me sit here and enjoy this cup of coffee for … Continue reading

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Wanna lead the largest statewide bike organization in the country?

Five months after Elizabeth Kiker announced her resignation, Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes have released the job listing for the joint organization’s next Executive Director. Cascade Bicycle Club was already the largest regional bike organization in the nation even … Continue reading

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Barb Chamberlain will head WSDOT’s new Active Transportation Division

One year after leading Washington Bikes through a merger with Cascade Bicycle Club, Barb Chamberlain is leaving the organization to become the first ever Director of WSDOT’s new Active Transportation Division. As head of the division, Chamberlain will be tasked … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Kiker resigns as Executive Director of Cascade and WA Bikes

Elizabeth Kiker has submitted her resignation as Executive Director of Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes. Her last day will be December 31. “I’m proud of all that has been accomplished during my time at Cascade and Washington Bikes,” said … Continue reading

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Still time to join WA Bikes’ November Ride in the Rain Challenge

It wasn’t your imagination. October really was the rainiest on record. So by now you are used to getting wet as you bike around town. It’s not so bad, right? Well, if you need some extra motivation to leave your … Continue reading

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Now’s the time to get your Bike Everywhere Challenge team together

The annual Bike Everywhere Challenge (formerly known as the Bike Month Challenge and the Bike To Work Challenge) starts May 1, so now is the time to join an existing team or talk to coworkers and friends and form a … Continue reading

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WA Bikes outlines 2016 legislative agenda

’twas the night before Christmas, and all through the web, every single creature was reading about Washington Bikes’ 2016 state legislative priorities. Last year, transportation money was flying all around the state legislature. As usual, it ended with billions for … Continue reading

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Cascade Bicycle Club and WA Bikes merge, form nation’s largest statewide bike advocacy organization

Washington State now has the largest statewide advocacy organization in the nation. The Boards of Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes voted Tuesday to merge the two organizations, following months of negotiations and member outreach by both groups (see our … Continue reading

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WA Bikes/Cascade merger still on track

Work to combine Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes is still on track and moving forward, according to a WA Bikes update. We reported on the proposed merger back in August, and both organizations’ boards have since adopted a nonbinding … Continue reading

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WA Bikes and Cascade Bicycle Club considering merger

Washington Bikes may dissolve its current organization and join forces with a restructured Cascade Bicycle Club by the end of the year. Under the initial plan for combining organizations, “relevant” WA Bikes staff would join the newly reworked organization and … Continue reading

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Breaking through ‘legislative gridlock’: Bipartisan Bike Ride tours Seattle

I called it Congressional Mass. Then someone next to me joked it should be called Legislative Gridlock. But the 150 or so state legislators and I were on bikes, so we actually moved through downtown and around Lake Union quite … Continue reading

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Gov. Inslee saves bike/walk/transit funding, will create carbon cap rather than swallow ‘poison pill’

It was a weird day when biking, walking and (some) transit advocates were arguing against clean fuel standards, but that was the trap political opponents of Governor Jay Inslee set in the state’s new transportation funding laws. A so-called “poison … Continue reading

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King 5: Inslee backed into corner on ‘poison pill’

Governor Jay Inslee was literally backed into a corner in a recent King 5 report, a pertinent visual for the Governor’s tricky position thanks to the “poison pill” provision in the state transportation package that would sacrifice walking and biking … Continue reading

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Gov. Inslee tries to save face on climate change by spending bike/walk money on highways

Governor Jay Inslee dug one hell of a climate change hole by pushing a highway-filled transportation package through the legislature a couple weeks ago. And now he’s trying to save face by digging deeper. The Governor is currently mulling an … Continue reading

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WA transportation ‘compromise’ spends billions on highways, ransoms transit but keeps most bike/walk funding

UPDATE 12:10p 7/1: Publicola reports that the revenue portion of the transportation package is headed to Governor Inslee. That includes ST3 authorization and an 11.9 cent gas tax. However, other bills that make up the transportation package, including appropriations for … Continue reading

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WA Bikes: Write legislators to make sure vital bike/walk funding stays in the transpo bill

Did you know the Washington State Legislature is still in session? It is! And they are still working through the details on a 16-year transportation funding package. We’ve already reported on the modest funding for Safe Routes to School and … Continue reading

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