Where to learn about updating Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan

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The Seattle Bicycle Master Plan is a work in progress.

Since the master plan was first adopted in 2007, some new best practices to make roads safer for cyclists have evolved.

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Policy makers want to implement some of those changes in an updated master plan currently under review. [See the updated plan here.]

Cycle tracks are absent from the original document, for instance, even though the city is putting them to use on Linden Avenue and Broadway. Neighborhood greenways, also missing from the original master plan, are being used to create safer routes for bicyclists.

The city also wants to find a way to identify which streets need improvements for bicyclists first.

If you want to talk about the changes with policy makers, the city is hosting three open houses this month as well as an online presentation. The series starts tonight and continues next week at the following locations:

 

June 5 6-7:30 PM Downtown Open House, City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
June 6 12-1 PM Online Lunch and Learn
June 12 6-7:30 PM South Seattle Open House, Columbia Branch Library
June 13 6-7:30 PM North Seattle Open House, Roosevelt High School Lunchroom

You’ll have to register online to watch Thursday’s presentation.

All the materials being considered for the bike plan update can be found at the Bicycle Master Plan Update Library.

The map shown above is available at Proposed Citywide Bicycle Network Map.

 

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