City More on the Bike Program Changes
posted by January 31 at 15:00 PMon
The Bike Seattle blog has a detailed explanation of popular city bike coordinator Peter Lagerwey’s recent demotion, which I’ve written about before. Check it out. Lagerwey’s demotion, which was accompanied by the reassignment of fellow bike advocate Pauh Wang to the city’s sign shop (way down on Airport Way; a huge fuck-you from Mayor Nickels and transportation department head Grace Crunican), is causing nationwide ripples, with bike advocates from here to D.C. wondering what the hell SDOT was thinking. Lagerwey’s replacement, Megan Hoyt, is an engineer and expert on pedestrian issues with no previous experience in advocating for bikers’ interests.