OPPORTUNITY | We’re seeking new members for the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board! Read on for details and how to apply.

A biking group downtown in pre-pandemic days. Photo Credit: SDOT Flickr.

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Are you passionate about making it safe and easy for people of all ages and abilities to get around Seattle? 

The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board is seeking two new members to serve two-year terms starting this fall through August 2022. Members volunteer about 8-10 hours per month. 

Please consider applying (or encouraging someone you know) to apply by October 30, 2020! 

Created by the Seattle City Council, the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board is a welcoming volunteer board that plays an influential role in achieving Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) vision. 

A family bike ride. One person is roller-blading.
A family bike ride. Photo Credit: SDOT Flickr.

Seattle’s BMP Vision: Riding a bicycle is a comfortable and integral part of daily life in Seattle for people of all ages and abilities. 

The Bicycle Advisory Board advises the Mayor, City Council, and City Departments and Divisions on projects, policies, and programs that improve and/or affect bicycling conditions in Seattle.  

Among other meaningful work, members volunteer about 8-10 hours per month to do the following: 

  • Meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 PM (currently all meetings are virtual with online and call-in options) 
  • Work with communities to understand bike and transportation priorities 
  • Advise the Mayor and the City Council on transportation policies 
  • Provide input to SDOT and other departments on bike projects 
  • Occasionally coordinate outside regular meetings on special topics 

The only requirement to apply is that you must be a Seattle resident, and the application is straightforward. 

Young children biking on a sidewalk in West Seattle.
Biking in West Seattle in pre-pandemic days. Photo Credit: SDOT Flickr. 

Who can apply? 

  • The only requirement to apply is that you must be a Seattle resident. 
  • The City of Seattle is committed to promoting diversity in our boards and commissions.  
  • The City’s top priority for this coming application cycle – and cycles going forward – is to secure board members who bring experiences and perspectives from communities of color, particularly Black and/or Indigenous communities. 

How to apply: 

If emailing the application is not possible, please print and send your application via U.S. mail to:  

Seattle Department of Transportation

Attn: Simon Blenski, 3784H 

P.O. Box 34996

Seattle, WA 98124-4996

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Children biking on a street together.
Biking on a street in Seattle. Photo Credit: SDOT Flickr.