Legislative and Policy Work
- Passed HB 1129, which incorporates teaching motorists how to drive safely around bicyclists and pedestrians in Traffic School curriculum.
- Helped pass ESHB 1071, a bill that establishes (but didn’t fund) a Complete Streets grant program under Washington State Department of Transportation.
- We were instrumental in the passage of SB 6345, making texting and handheld cell phone use while driving a primary offense.
- Co-sponsored and participated in a series of Complete Streets workshops in Spokane, Mount Vernon, and Tacoma.
- Worked with five South King County school districts to implement comprehensive Safe Routes to School programs.
- Trained teachers in 31 school districts across Washington State how to instruct students on safe biking and walking skills.
- Provided Safe Routes to School community trainings in Spokane and Ephrata.
- Go by Bike, a pilot program designed to bring bicycle safety education to college students, was launched in 2011 with outreach to partnering schools in the Puget Sound region.
- Printed and distributed Share the Road tips flyers for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Launched Hub & Spoke outreach program in 2010. Visited seven Washington communities in 2010-2011 to meet with bicyclists, discuss our statewide priorities, and listen to what was on the minds of cyclists around the state.
- Co-hosted a Community Bike Fair in Tacoma.
- Conducted an effective advocacy workshop for Vancouver bicyclists.
- Met with bike clubs, bike advisory groups and coalitions in Spokane, Vancouver, Wenatchee, Seattle, Spokane Valley, Tri-Cities, Olympic Peninsula, Tacoma and Whatcom County.
- Over 4600 Share the Road license plates sold.
- 700+ followers on Facebook.
- Managed the Bike Port 24/7 bicycle parking facility in Seattle through the end of 2011.
- Distributed Seattle bike maps and many other community bike and trail maps.
- Developed a new strategic plan that included a revised mission and vision statements.
See Timeline for additional accomplishments.