Bicycle Friendly Vashon is a long range goal to create a model bicycling and alternative transportation community here on Vashon Island. Loosely modeled on the national Bicycle Friendly Communities program run by the League of American Bicyclists, we're looking to adopt their objective rating system - but also to use it as a base for creating our own Vashon specific version of this vision.
Help identify & vote on these goals today! In the future, we'll start looking to create strategies for accomplishing these ideas and reducing obstacles (e.g., the rumble strips recently carved out of Vashon's bike lanes) to bicycling and transportation for all on Vashon.
Vashon residents are working with the VMICC, the Vashon Chamber of Commerce and King County to apply for formal recognition for this status and to undertake the certification process. Join our local businesses and organizations supporting this long term goal by add your own name.
Help us define our future vision for making Vashon bicycle - and all-transportation - friendly. (Or just suggest a better name!) Register on our site (we're anti-spam), then create your own suggestion - and vote on other people's ideas!
The League has a great general list of technical suggestions from across the county, but we're interested to learn what Vashon residents and visitors would like to see specifically on Vashon.
Down the road, should this get incorporated in a future town plan, vetted by the VMICC and Chamber of Commerce or worked through the Welcome Vashon or Transition Vashon (and here) projects or any number of others?
Hmmmm, we're definitely going to need your help!