Gabe Meyer is the new Policy Director for Cascade Bicycle Club and Washington Bikes. Gabe oversees all political advocacy efforts to shape public policy to make bicycling safer and more accessible for all. Based in Seattle, his team works on issues at the neighborhood, city, county, regional, and state levels in Washington State.
Before joining Washington Bikes, Gabe held numerous positions with non-profits and political campaigns, most recently as Finance Director for De-Escalate Washington’s Initiative 940 and as Campaign Manager for WAmend’s Initiative 735, before that. He has experience at the city, county, state, federal, and international levels of policy-making through positions at Not This Time, McGinn for Mayor, the King County Municipal League, Mike Honda for Congress, Seattle’s World Affairs Council, and the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, among others.
Gabe’s career has focused on constructing outcome-oriented teams and building organizational strength. He approaches his work through a social, racial, and environmental justice lens and sees many ways improved active transportation policy can better society and our world. Gabe is excited to bring these skills to build power for bike advocates with Cascade.
Gabe’s love for biking spans the areas of travel, recreation, and commuting. He once rode on his own from Phoenix to Tucson and looks forward to this year’s STP. Gabe often mountain bikes off I-90. And from first to third grade, Gabe biked to and from school every day.
Gabe was born in Seattle, raised in Southwest Washington, and graduated with a degree in Political Science and Communications at Seattle Pacific University. He earned his Master’s Degree from Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International affairs, focusing on negotiations and economic development.
In his 20s, Gabe lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Jose, Geneva, Paris, and New York before returning to settle down in Seattle. He now lives in Capitol Hill with his wife Angela and their dog Poptart.