Edmonds Focus Study Bike Ride – Update from Jan – August 8, 2013

Hi All,

I received the email below from Ryann Child (Cascade Bicycle Club), and I thought you might be interested in this information, and perhaps in participating. There will be an Edmonds focused study bike ride during the early evening of August 28, 2013. Peter Hallson and I (and 15-20 other local cyclists) participated in their first South Snohomish County study bike ride on June 12th (through Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace). It was very worthwhile being a part of it, sharing our views & thoughts about safe cycling and routes. EBAG supports Cascade Bicycle Club’s efforts with their studies, related policy and advocacy work, and we were very pleased they received the Verdant Health Commission grant to benefit cyclists who ride in and through the South Snohomish County area.

If you follow the two blog web-links located at the bottom of Ryann’s email, you can read more about the Verdant-funded study bike rides in our area. If you wish to participate in the August 28th ride, you can sign-up/RSVP by clicking on the links in Ryann’s email below. She also included a web-link showing the route map for this upcoming August ride. Be aware that the study bike ride will be limited to 20 attendees, so you should RSVP soon if you wish to participate.

Thanks,
Jan


Dear Janet,

In June, Cascade held the first of several study bike rides as part of our work1 funded through the Verdant Health Commission to assess the bicycling environment in South Snohomish County. The route covered sections of Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds to take a critical look at bicycle access to transit facilities2. We heard from the experts—local residents like you—and used the feedback of participants to make recommendations to the jurisdictions on how to improve the existing bicycle network to be safe and attractive for people of all ages and abilities to ride a bike.

Now Cascade Bicycle Club invites you to join us for another rolling bicycle “audit”, this time we’ll pedal through Edmonds. Sound like fun? R.S.V.P. here >>

Led by certified Cascade Ride Leaders, the route will examine existing and proposed bicycle routes in the city of Edmonds with a focus on opportunities for a safe and connected network for riders of all ages and abilities to reach popular destinations, such as Edmonds Station, the Interurban Trail and schools, by bike. Participants will be encouraged to share their thoughts and recommendations during discussion stops along the route. An in-depth discussion and sunset picnic will follow the ride at Marina Beach Park where city staff will join us to continue the conversation about what you would like to see on the streets in your community.

The bike audit is open to the public. Residents of or commuters to Edmonds and other jurisdictions within South Snohomish County are especially encouraged to attend. The ride will be limited to twenty attendees, so please R.S.V.P. now >>

Join us to share your vision for bicycling in Edmonds!

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Location: Start and end at Marina Beach Park, 470 Admiral Way Edmonds, WA 98020
Time: Ride 5:15 p.m.-7:30 p.m, Discussion and food to follow from 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Route map: http://goo.gl/maps/uPauF
Distance: 8 miles
Pace: Leisurely (10-12 mph)
Terrain: Hilly

Hope to see you there,

Ryann Child
Commute Programs Assistant
Cascade Bicycle Club

1)http://blog.cascade.org/2013/04/build-a-more-bikeable-south-snohomish-county/
2)http://blog.cascade.org/2013/07/south-snohomish-county-residents-share-their-vision-for-bike-friendly-streets-on-a-community-bicycle-audit/

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