Last night, bicycling's most important moment in Seattle took place at City Hall. The much-anticipated Seattle Bike Master Plan Update came before the City Council for a special hearing, and dozens of people came out in support of safe roads.
Whether you’re an 8-year-old kid or an 80-year-old grandparent, getting around Seattle on a bike should be safe, easy and comfortable. When fully implemented, Seattle’s ambitious new Bike Master Plan (BMP) will make that vision a reality.
Sixty percent of people in Seattle want to bicycle more, but are not riding because they don’t feel safe. US Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) is determined to change this statistic. Known for his bow ties, bike pins and ‘bike-partisanship’, Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced an important piece of bipartisan bike/ped safety legislation on November 15.