Seattle was very lucky to have a mayor that rides a bike.
We think all city employees should ride bikes! Perhaps then when they decide to build, say a tunnel, they will include a bike path.
Imagine an I-90 style bike tunnel under downtown, out of the rain!
Seattle Bike Master Plan
Former Mayor Nickels on a Bike!
The staff at Aaron's Bicycle Repair, Inc. is actively involved in bike advocacy. We attend meetings and write letters to the editor and post on forums to help make cycling better. We notify the city when bike paths need sweeping or fixing (We were instrumental in getting the new Sylvan Way SW bike path finished!). We lobby the city with ideas for bike lane improvements.
On Saturday, September 7th, 2002 Aaron took Mayor Greg Nickels on a bike tour of the route from West Seattle to downtown.
I showed him the good, the bad and the UGLY!
After the ride, I followed up with an email and pictures of the problem areas. Some spots actually got fixed right away! Most problems for bikes are just maintenance related and get missed unless someone reports them.
Advocacy Links :
Bicycle Alliance 2002 Auction Pics
Bicycle Transportation Alliance
Bikes Belong Coalition
Bikes Not Bombs
Cascade Bicycle Club
Center for Appropriate Transport
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA)
International Bicycle Fund
International Mtn Bicycling Association
League of American Bicyclists
National Center for Bicycling and Walking
People For Bikes
Rails to Trails
Street Maintenance Request Form
Shift To Bikes
Transportation Choices Coalition
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