Press conference announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 13, 2011

CASCADE BICYCLE CLUB CALLS FOR SAFER ROADWAYS

COMMUNITY LEADERS COME TOGETHER
FOR NO MORE TRAFFIC FATALITIES

SEATTLE, WA – Following a spate of recent traffic fatalities, we invite the community to come together, hear from community leaders, and learn how we can address the issues.

The bottom line: We can -- and must -- do better.

More and more people are walking, biking and using transit to navigate the streets of Seattle. In our dense, urban environment, the public right-of-way is shared by all of us -- drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. It is our shared responsibility to create a safe environment and to look out for each other. No traffic fatality is acceptable. We can do better.

Our call to action to you is to tackle these problems in two ways: through better conduct and through better infrastructure. Please join us.

PRESS CONFERENCE DETAILS:

Date: Thursday, Sept. 15

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Speakers 9:45

Location:  The public space located on the median of NE Campus Parkway, located between 15th Ave NE and University Way N

Map: http://g.co/maps/na5ew

Speakers will include:

Tom Rasmussen
Seattle City Council member
Chair, Transportation Committee

Joe McDermott
King County Council
Chair, King County Board of Health

M.J. Kelly
Cascade Bicycle Club
Director of Communications

Contact:

M.J. Kelly
m: 206-853-2188
alt: 206-522-3222
e: m.j.kelly@cascadebicycleclub.org

About Cascade Bicycle Club:

Founded in 1970, Cascade Bicycle Club is a 14,000+ member, nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, serving more than half a million cyclists in the Puget Sound community. The club is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors, 28 professional staff and thousands of volunteers. More information about Cascade Bicycle Club’s advocacy, commute, education and riding programs is available online at www.cascade.org or by calling (206) 522-3222.