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2/5 update: Fresh from Oly: Sen. Pam Roach signed on to SB 5838! Officially, SB5838 has been...
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Cascade's Major Taylor Project is seeking a qualified Bike Mechanic to run an Earn-a-Bike program for high school students in White Center, and an After School Project Instructor to lead bike rides and enrichment activities for middle and high school students in and around Seattle. The Major Taylor Project is an after-school program committed to providing bicycling skills and safety activities to a racially diverse group of youth. It provides youth with an introduction to different styles of bicycling, road riding and safety, track riding at the Velodrome (taught by the MVA ), mountain biking (taught by Trips for Kids ), and preparation for longer rides ( Seattle to Portland , Flying Wheels ).
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Do you live, work, or commute in South Park ? As part of a federal grant awarded to the Port of...
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The awesome 2009 Bicycle Ambassador crew. You still have time to get in your application to be a...
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Do you live, work or commute in Southeast Seattle? Do you have ideas on how this area could be...
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A big thanks to the more than 30 pedestrians and bicyclists who came to Olympia yesterday to share...
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This morning the Vulnerable User Bill, SB 5838, was heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee. It...
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Keep ‘em coming, folks! The Vulnerable User Bill has many complexities, and we want to be very clear about what we’re trying to accomplish and why. We also want to make sure our legislators are well-educated about this bill and confident that the answer is YEA when it’s time to vote. We've received innumerable questions about the Vulnerable User Bill, especially after our recent call to action . This is a complex issue, and we've tweaked the bill language with help from prosecutors, defenders and other stakeholders. You can read a printable summary here . Thank you to the 2,500 people (as of 2/11) who have contacted their senators so far! If you or your friends are wondering about the details, here are a few of the most common questions we've been asked: Don't we have enough laws?
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Cascade has a couple of jobs open at the moment, a Deputy Director and a team of Bicycle...
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On the morning of February 4, 2009, word spread quickly that a cyclist had been struck and killed in Ballard. At the office, we fanned out to find out what happened and to whom. These are the messages we dread receiving more than any other. We learned that Kevin Black was bicycling to work at the University of Washington when a driver attempted an illegal U-turn in front of him. Kevin tried to maneuver around the large delivery van but was trapped underneath it and killed. The police cited the driver with a mere traffic ticket, nothing more. Coincidentally that same morning in Olympia, we introduced a Vulnerable User Bill in the state senate to address cases where sober drivers still make deadly decisions, cases just like Kevin's. Sadly, the 2009 bill failed to get out of committee and never made it to a full vote. It’s one year later, and we’re back working in to get the Vulnerable User Bill, SB 5838, passed and made into law. How can we get drivers to use more care on the road? How do we find justice for Kevin and Michele Black and their two daughters? There are three things you can do to make a difference.

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