Help shape the future of bicycling in Seattle

The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board is seeking new members


Whether you’re an occasional bicycle rider or “hard core” cyclist, now is your chance to weigh in on the on-going development and implementation of Seattle’s bicycle facilities network.The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) is seeking applications for new members to advise the City on the concerns and needs of the growing bicycling community. The volunteer board of 12, which was created by Seattle City Council in 1977, plays an influential role in implementing Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan. The board advises the Mayor and City Council, participates in planning and project development, evaluates policies and makes recommendations to all bicyclists on bridge RESIZEcity departments including the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

Board members serve a two-year term, with an opportunity to serve a second term. Current members represent all types of cyclists and skill levels, from casual weekend riders to year-round commuters. Members must be Seattle residents and may not be city employees. The board meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Seattle City Hall.

The vision of the board is to make Seattle a world-class city for bicycling; to make bicycling a viable transportation choice by encouraging active participation in policy and planning efforts through all levels of government. The board strives to build a more inclusive bicycling community by representing the needs of the diverse population of bicyclists in the city.

According to Allegra Calder, current chair of the Bicycle Advisory Board, “Serving on the board is an opportunity to work closely with SDOT staff and bicyclists from across the city to review and weigh in on planned projects in an effort to make Seattle a great and safe place to bike.”

Mayor McGinn and City Council are committed to promoting diversity in the City’s boards and
commissions. Women, youths, seniors, persons with disabilities, sexual minorities, and persons of color are encouraged to apply. Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest via email by May 31 to: walkandbike@seattle.gov .  Please put 
“SBAB” in the subject line.

Interested persons without internet access may call: 206-684-7583.  To learn more about the board or join the mailing list for agendas and other board updates, please visit the SBAB website.