Hack the bike parking code at Rackathon today

Picture this: you’re biking to a friend’s house, around the corner to brunch, maybe to a downtown meeting. You hop off your  bike looking for a place to lock up, and no luck. Sometimes there’s no bike parking, other times the racks are full, and you end up locking your steed to a chain link fence or sketchy cable wire. We’ve all been there. 

Even in forward-looking cities like Seattle, bike parking can use some help.  A study by Commute Seattle found that only one in four downtown employers have enough bike parking for their employees. 

That’s why this afternoon Cascade Bicycle Club and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways are hosting Rackathon: a regional summit to hack the bike parking code. 
It’s a two-hour meeting of the minds in the Great Hall at Union Station dedicated to increasing bike parking.

Representatives from the Seattle DOT, Sound Transit, Commute Seattle and 100 more urban planners, transit advocates, building managers and cyclists will meet to discuss improvements to building code and design processes in the name of better bike parking.

Seattle hopes to quadruple its bicycle ridership by 2030. That’s going to require safe bike routes throughout the city and reliable bike parking for when you reach your destination. Rackathon will be an opportunity to swap ideas and learn about bike parking codes.

Cascade is excited for this opportunity to meet passionate advocates and help make Seattle an even better place to ride a bike. See you at Rackathon!

Follow along on social media

Follow the fun on Twitter, and remember to tag your tweets with #Rackathon. 

After Rackathon

Can’t make it to Rackathon, or just can’t get enough invigorating policy talk? Join us for a social at the Lodge Sports Grille (166 S. King St.) after the summit.