Ballot measure endorsements

As a 501(c)(3), Cascade Bicycle Club endorses bike-friendly policies and investments across the state of Washington that make bicycling safer and more accessible. We have a history of helping ballot measures pass successfully. In 2015, Cascade rallied the most volunteer hours to pass the Levy to Move Seattle.  

2016 Ballot Measure Endorsements

Proposition 1: Sound Transit 3

A $54 billion plan that would build 62 miles of light rail, additional bus rapid transit improvements, and approximately $270 million in biking and walking access improvements at and around stations, as well as a $100 million access fund that would build biking and walking improvements systemwide. Additionally, future revenues through managed parking will be directed toward making it easier to walk and bike to transit.

Regional Proposition 1 is an opportunity in November 2016 to connect Everett to Tacoma, Seattle to Redmond, and all the communities in between with 116 miles of Sound Transit light rail, commuter rail, bus rapid transit and express buses. 

From now until election day, we're calling on volunteers like you to help spread the word to voters all around the region by encouraging them to vote "yes" on Prop 1! 

Bellevue Transportation Levy

The Bellevue Transportation Levy is a 20-year property tax levy that would raise approximately $140 million for neighborhood safety, connectivity, congestion improvement, sidewalk, bicycle, technology and maintenance needs. Notably, this levy would improve the potential for investments in Bellevue's Bicycle Network. Learn more.

Kenmore "Walkways & Waterways" Bond Measure

Kenmore "Walkways & Waterways" Bond Measure is a $19.75 million bond measure would invest in 5 significant bicycle and pedestrian and placemaking projects. It would invest in Juanita Drive improvements that would add bike lanes from Kirkland city limits north to 170th Ave (Simonds Rd.). An additional project would connect Safe Routes to Schools projects together with downtown.

Issaquah Traffic Improvement Projects Bond

A $50 million bond measure that would invest in four projects across Issaquah. A highlight includes investments in two discrete projects on segments of Newport Way that would build bike lanes and/or a multi-use path parallel to the corridor. Get involved in the campaign.

Looking for candidate endorsements? As of Jan. 1, 2016, Cascade Bicycle Club is a 501(c)(3) and no longer endorses candidates. Our affiliate organization, Washington Bikes, has taken on our former activities in candidate endorsements.