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From Germany to Seattle pg. 2 April 2014 / Vol. 44 No. 4 Green Lane Project selects Seattle as new project city for protected bike lanes By Anne-Marije Rook, Communications Director Great news! The PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project has just announced its selection of six new cities, including Seattle, to receive financial, strategic and technical assistance to install protected bike lanes. Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Seattle were chosen from more than 100 U.S. cities that submitted letters of interest for the program. Launched in 2012, the Green Lane Project works with cities to speed the installation of protected bike lanes around the country. Protected bike lanes are on-street lanes separated from traffic by curbs, planters, parked cars or posts that help organize the street and make riding a bike an appealing option for more people. “It was extremely difficult to narrow down our selection to just six cities; we are seeing an upsurge of interest in making bicycling stressfree on busy city streets,” said Mar- tha Roskowski, PeopleForBikes Vice President of Local Innovation, in a statement. “The selected cities have ambitious goals and a vision for bicycling supported by their elected officials and communities. They are poised to get projects on the ground quickly and will serve as excellent examples for other interested cities.” “The selected cities have ambitious goals and a vision for bicycling supported by their elected officials and communities.” In the first two years of the program, the Green Lane Project worked closely with other major U.S. cities – Austin, Chicago, Memphis, Portland, San Francisco Protected bike lanes are separated from street traffic by curbs, parked cars, planters or posts. and Washington, D.C. – to build protected bike lanes. Since then, the number of protected bike lanes on city streets nationwide has nearly doubled from 80 to 142, with more than half of all growth coming from the project’s six focus cities. The founding cities will continue as mentors to the new class while continuing to build their protected bike lane networks with the momentum driven by the project. The Green Lane Project will officially begin collaboration with the new cities following a kickoff event and press conference in Indianapolis in late April. To learn more, visit Former Seahawks quarterback Jim Zorn and Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden to speak at Cascade’s Bike to Work Breakfast By Tarrell Wright, Development Director PRSRT STD US Postage Paid Seattle, WA PERMIT No. 2172 Cascade Bicycle Club is excited to announce its two speakers for this year’s Bike to Work Breakfast: Jim Zorn, former Seattle Seahawks quarterback and coach, and Brad Tilden, randonneur and CEO of Alaska Airlines. ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Suite 101S Seattle, WA 98115 TIME DATED MATERIAL Coming up on Tuesday, May 6, the Bike to Work Breakfast is a gathering of more than 1,000 business leaders, elected officials and others who, like Cascade Bicycle Club, believe in the power of the bicycle. Jim Zorn was a star quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks who continued his football career coaching for various teams, including the Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Redskins and our beloved Seahawks. He is also an avid mountain biker. Author and comedian Willie Weir will emcee the event, and Tilden and Zorn will take the podium to discuss the importance of teamwork. The Bike to Work Breakfast ben- 10th Annual Tuesday, May 6, 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. Seattle Sheraton Hotel, Grand Ballroom efits Cascade Bicycle Club’s Education Foundation, which provides education and advocacy programs aimed at getting kids on bikes and making our streets safer. The suggested minimum donation is $75. Gifts of $150 or more include a one-year family membership to Cascade Bicycle Club (a $60 value). Reserve your seat or full table now at Thanks to our sponsors: The Boeing Company, Group Health Cooperative, SvR Design Company, Stoel Rives LLP, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Lease Crutcher Lewis, Sound Transit, John Duggan Cycling Attorney and Forum One. IN THIS ISSUE: Letters to the 4 Biking While 5 New event 8 September tours............................................................................ pg. 11

Cascade Courier - April 2014

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