Seattle's Bike to Work Day is Taking Place on May 16, 2008

Making a city bicycle-friendly (Portland is a good success story, being the first major city in the US to earn Platinum Level) is not easy. There's a vicious cycle where if the city isn't bike-friendly, fewer people will ride, and if fewer people ride, politicians feel less pressure to make the city bike-friendly.

Bike to Work Day in Seattle (May 16, 2008) aims to make counting bicycle commuters easier with an impressive event that brings together about 11,000 cyclists. Such a big group can't be ignored. Strength in numbers!

The Cascade Bicycle Club, the largest in the US, says: "[Bike to Work Day's] dramatic year-over-year increases show transportation engineers and politicians that facilities like bicycle lanes and parking racks are good investments." If you are in the Seattle area and are a cyclist, we encourage you to join the club. If you want to take part in the Bike to Work Day, details can be found here. Even Lance Armstrong wants you to go!

Tags: Bikes | Seattle | Transportation

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