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Barb Chamberlain
Worked at Washington Bikes
Attended Washington State University
Lives in Seattle, WA
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Thinking About Garbage (and How to Make Less of It)
Raised as I was by Depression-era parents and by a mother who was a great scratch cook, and wanting to leave the world a better place through environmentally thoughtful choices, I have a lot of old-fashioned thrifty and eco-friendly habits. As we've moved t...
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"Click" on Personal Safety and Privilege
As a middle-class white girl growing up in Lewiston, Idaho, and then Spokane, Washington, I never knew fear. Not real fear. Not the fear that someone is going to hit me, hurt me, rape me, kidnap me, steal from me, kill me.  When we moved from Lewiston to Sp...
As a middle-class white girl growing up in Lewiston, Idaho, and then Spokane, Washington, I never knew fear. Not real fear. Not the fear that someone is going to hit me, hurt me, rape me, kidnap me, steal from me, kill me. ...
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So thrilled with results of our restart of statewide bike conference. Washington Bike Summit sold out and then some.
Washington state bike conference drew sell-out crowd to Olympia March 16-17, 2015.185 attendees, 45 towns.
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Recent Favorites
These posts are favorites from the past few months--either mine, or the favorites of others based on the number of views they're getting. Enjoy the round-up! Personal Privilege and Biking: It Takes More than a Bike Lane to Start Riding We Hold These Truths ...
These posts are favorites from the past few months--either mine, or the favorites of others based on the number of views they're getting. Enjoy the round-up! Personal Privilege and Biking: It Takes More than a Bike Lane to St...
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Watching my parents age made me very determined to maintain my transportation independence -- and that means NOT driving.
http://wabikes.org/2014/07/28/when-i-get-older-im-counting-on-multimodal-system-seniors-bicycling-transit/
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We've been developing lots of information on places to bike in Snohomish County, which is beautiful. Check them out and share with people who are looking for a place to take a bike vacation: http://wabikes.org/destinations/bike-snohomish-county/
Ride the Centennial Trail or finished segments of the Whitehorse Trail, explore quiet roads and welcoming towns. Bike Snohomish County!
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Changing Again:
“Everything changes and nothing stands still.” Heraclitus summed it up nicely, don’t you think? (You remember him--the Greek philosopher who said, "You can never step in the same river twice." Three and a half years ago I made a big leap . From Spokane
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If you live in Washington State and care about safer streets or better bicycling take 60 seconds to tell your legislators.
You don't have to be someone who rides a bike to want streets to work for everyone and to want kids to be able to walk and bike to school more safely.
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If you bike and travel you'll want to know about recent updates at SeaTac Airport, including a bike repair stand.
Getting to SeaTac Airport by bike from Seattle may pose some challenges, but on site improvements benefit bicyclists.
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I think we're gaining on Wilmington. Vote for Spokane every day/every device now through 10/20, in honor of the Spokane River Centennial Trail and what has been done to maintain public access to the riverfront.
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Dude... Oklahoma City.  Segregated cycleways on both sides of the river, and olympic class canoe, kayak and rowing facilities, walking distance to a national park, bricktown, and the ballpark where Mickey Mantle and The Flaming Lips both started making it big.
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How I Came to Be a Bike Advocate
“How did you come to be a bike advocate?” To answer that question as one of the opening speakers at
the first-ever Future Bike when we held an “Inside the Advocate’s Studio” session,
I had to back up to how I came to be an advocate of any kind. I thank my m...
“How did you come to be a bike advocate?” To answer that question as one of the opening speakers at the first-ever Future Bike when we held an “Inside the Advocate’s Studio” session, I had to back up to how I came to be an...
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Work
Occupation
Nonprofit management, public policy, external relations, strategic comm, government affairs.
Employment
  • Washington Bikes
    Executive Director, 2012 - 2015
  • Bike Style Spokane
    Chief Biking Officer/Founder, 2011 - 2013
  • Washington State University Spokane
    Director of Communications and Public Affairs, 1998 - 2012
  • www.linkedin.com/in/BarbChamberlain
    Chief Strategic Officer, 2016 - present
  • Washington Bikes and Cascade Bicycle Club
    Chief Strategic Officer, 2016 - present
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Currently
Seattle, WA
Previously
Spokane, WA - Lewiston, ID - Lewiston, Idaho - Boise, Idaho - Pullman, WA - Coeur d'Alene, ID - Post Falls, ID
Story
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Professional connector and communicator. Policy worker in various circles. Promoter of active transportation & local economy.
Introduction
Professional experience at www.linkedin.com/in/BarbChamberlain. What I'm thinking about or working on is generally found on Twitter, @BarbChamberlain.

Circles or Twitter lists you might put me in:
- Biking: Do it daily, help others get started, work on policy.
- Transportation: Work on policy; have served on advisory committee and board of a metropolitan planning organization (MPO).
- Nonprofit Management: Lifelong involvement in the nonprofit sector as volunteer, supporter, and board member.
- Board Governance: Student of good board service.
- Economic Development: Pay attention to local economy and what helps it be healthy and sustainable.
- Sustainability: Believe in paying it forward with how we treat the planet and its resources.
- Public Relations: Long-time practitioner.
- Social Media: Senior Fellow, Society for New Communications Research.
- Writing/Editing: Word wonk and professional copy editor
- Politics: Elected official in Idaho: Legislature 4 years, 1990-1994; North Idaho College Board of Trustees (elected nonpartisan) 5 years, 1996-2001. 
- Go Cougs! WSU alumna.
- Idaho: Born there, lived there, in politics there, have family there.
- Food: Vegetarian who loves to cook; into local food & great coffee (I recommend www.organicroasthouse.com, owned by friends of mine).
- Higher education: Previously worked at WSU Spokane; former community college trustee.

Bragging rights
Miscellaneous: August 2011 "Most Valuable Commuter" Award from Spokane County Commute Trip Reduction. 2010 YWCA Spokane Woman of Achievement Award for Community Service. Older honors listed on my LinkedIn profile if you really care.
Education
  • Washington State University
    BA English, BA Humanities/Linguistics, 1980 - 1984
  • Eastern Washington University
    Master of Public Administration, 1996 - 2001
  • Washington State University
    Political Science doctoral studies (PhD on hold), 2005 - 2009
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Other names
Barb Greene, Barbara Greene Chamberlain
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#BikeIt: What's On Your List? - Washington Bikes
wabikes.org

Over 60 ideas for your #BikeIt list: Inspiration and ideas to help you enjoy and expand your bicycle riding. What's on YOUR list?

A Little Kindness - Washington Bikes
wabikes.org

If you try a little kindness then you’ll overlook the blindness Of narrow-minded people on …

Sea-Tac Airport: Getting There By Bike - Washington Bikes
wabikes.org

Getting to SeaTac Airport by bike from Seattle may pose some challenges, but on site improvements benefit bicyclists.

Seriously good oatmeal cookie recipe
biketoworkbarb.blogspot.com

These are not your ordinary oatmeal cookies. For one thing, they don't have those nasty raisins in them--those squished-bug-like raisins tha

Why We're More Creative When We're Tired and 9 Other Surprising Facts Ab...
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One of the key questions we ask ourselves as humans is this: how our brain works. We collected 10 of the most surprising facts about how our

Black History in Bike History - Washington Bikes
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February is Black History Month and I have been searching for a story about African …

Search for "advertising" « Bike Style Life
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About the Quest · About Barb Chamberlain · Biking in Style · Bikespeditions · Going Shopping · How To · Events · Ponderings &amp; Miscellany · O

One Word for 2014 Bicycling « Bike Style Life
bikestylespokane.com

A related post of mine appeared on the Washington Bikes blog. I haven't made New Year's resolutions for years because I recognize how quickl

Take the Poll: What Type of Rider Are You? - Bicycle Alliance of Washington
bicyclealliance.org

Interesting new research from McGill University in Montreal describes 4 types of riders, based on 2000 people who responded to an online pol

So I Ride - Bicycle Alliance of Washington
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This story and accompanying images originally appeared on the blog High on Bike. Author Dee Dee is a Bellinghamster on wheels.

Bikes + Wine = Outstanding Bike Tour in Washington Wine Country--AND You...
bicyclealliance.org

Be a tour guide author! Bike tour in Washington wine tour Sept. 2013 supports new book on multi-day bike tours, supports bike advocacy.

Washington State Bike Tour Book to Launch with Kickstarter
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So here's a book that you need- the Bicycle Alliance of Washington's "Cycling Sojourner: A Guide to the Best Multi-Day Bike Tours in Washing

Washington State Bike Tour Book to Launch with Kickstarter, Benefit Tour...
bicyclealliance.org

New Washington state bike tour book helps bike travelers with any budget, any level of experience, w/detailed multi-day tour info, maps &amp; mo

Faster, Higher, Stronger « Bike Style Life
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Olympic bike stamp, Munich games, 1972 Yesterday was a red-letter day: I rode my bike for the full round trip to and from work for the first

Bicycle Alliance of Washington Remains Committed to Developing a Balance...
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After a months-long process of hard work and perseverance by a diverse group of transportation stakeholders, the House of Representative's t

New Stats on the Health and Business Benefits of Sunday Streets | Street...
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When San Francisco streets are opened up to people for Sunday Streets, the influx of foot traffic brings a host of health and economic benef

I Suppose It Takes All Kinds: Musings on Human Behavior « Bike Style Life
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Take It Easy: How NOT to Increase Your Weekly Mileage « Bike Style Life
bikestylespokane.com

What happens when you radically increase your bike commute mileage? Your legs protest.

Super friendly, great place to stop on a bike ride so you can see which frames and jerseys are hanging up. Baked goods from Macrina Bakery, doughnuts from Mighty O. Really good coffee roasted on premises.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Fast & friendly. Open long hours on Sundays, which can be hard to find outside that big chain coffee place.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Great diner experience, great food, great service! Got the fastest cup of coffee in front of me I've had in the 2 months I've been living in Seattle. Not designer or artisanal coffee--just the great basic drip you expect in a diner. We had breakfast, which they serve all day. I had the garden scramble with feta cheese; veggies seemed fresh and not overcooked, hash browns were crispy just the way I like them (although they seem to be the usual reconstituted kind most diners use), and when I asked for honey with my English muffin the waitress asked if I wanted an extra plate to lay out the English muffin and pour honey over it. My husband had the Denver omelet and said it was good too. Bottomless cup of coffee, attentive service without being too much. The decor is old-time diner: stainless steel table tops, kitsch on the walls. Bonus points to the young waitress for instantly being able to name the lead singer of Journey. All in all a great value just a few blocks away from where you'd pay much more for the same breakfast at Pike Place Market. Our breakfasts were around $8/apiece.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago