Suzan DelBene, Steve Durrant with Alta Planning and Alex Alston of the Cascade Bicycle Club visit Sportworks on Manufacturing Day. Delbene represents the 1st Congressional District in the State of Washington while Steve Durrant is VP with Alta Planning in Seattle and Alex Alston is the new Statewide Policy Director with Cascade. The group toured the Sportworks production facility in Woodinville in support of Manufacturing Day and to further the conversation in support of creating better bicycle infrastructure and multi-modal transportation choices.
A compelling video presented by Streetfilms with input from the Alliance for Biking and Walking, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and Cascade Bicycle Club urging the city of New York to take a cue from every other sizeable US city in improving bicycle infrastructure and multi-modal commute options by adding bike racks to the front of New York City Buses.
How does any aspiring bike commuter live in the suburbs; the land of strip malls, high speed roads and highways and often lacking in sufficient bicycle infrastructure and commute to work by bike? One of our engineers shares his story of how to do just that and even become an avid suburban bike commuter in the process.
This article was originally published on the Washington Bikes Blog at www.wabike.org on December 23, 2014 by Guest blogger Lisa Enns and is reprinted here with permission.
Lisa is a Seattle area cyclist earning a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Washington
More people are turning toward the bicycle as a desirable and viable form of transportation. With the increase in ridership, the demand for better bicycle infrastructure is rising. Providing bike parking has become a higher priority for new building projects as well as retrofitting existing buildings both commercial and residential. Learn what you need to know about bike parking planning for efficient use of space while providing ease of use for your bicycle riders.
New bike racks from Sportworks are currently being tested on the South Shore Trains to Chicago in anticipation of being offered more widely in April 2016.