We did it! The Seattle City Council just unanimously approved the new Bicycle Master Plan! Huge thanks to Councilmembers Tom Rasmussen, Sally Bagshaw, Sally Clark and Mike O'Brien, the Seattle Department of Transportation and Mayor Ed Murray and his staff.
At this year's National Bike Summit, the Washington State advocacy group included ten members and represented a diverse constituency of bicycle interests. Despite six inches of snow on the ground, the power was in the people, our stories and our passion for promoting equity, access and safer streets for all users.
Despite half a foot of snow and countless cancelled flights, close to a thousand bicycle advocacy leaders are gathered at the League of American Bicyclists' National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C. Cascade Policy Director Thomas Goldstein is one of them.
Cascade’s nationally-recognized leadership development program, Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI), is currently accepting applications for our 2014 spring class. ALI trains passionate people from across the region to effectively organize their communities and advocate for bike-friendly projects.
Join Cascade and our partners for Transportation Advocacy Day in Olympia! Connect with other cycling advocates and be a citizen lobbyist for the day, we’ll schedule appointments with your legislators for you. We’ll also provide you with the tools and information you need to effectively advocate for better bicycle facilities in your community.
The deputy hearings examiner has granted Cascade's motion to intervene in the Westlake Stakeholder Group's appeal of the update to Seattle's Bicycle Master Plan. So what does that mean for Seattle's bicycling community?
Lots of people agree --- Seattle needs a safe route for bicyclists of all ages and abilities along Westlake, connecting Fremont to South Lake Union. After years of hard work, we're so close to building a protected bike lane in the Westlake corridor. We've got the funding, the budgeting and the planning all lined up. But now the same attorney who tied up the Burke-Gilman Trail’s Missing Link in the courts for a decade is now trying to do the same to the Westlake Protected Bike Lane. Luckily, we've got a plan to stop them.