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This is a reminder that the City Council is holding a public hearing about the Bike Master Plan Wednesday, perhaps your last chance to submit comments on plan before the Council votes on it early next year.
The hearing starts at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. If you can’t make it to the meeting, Cascade Bicycle Club has created a handy online tool to submit comments to the Council.
As we reported before, the Bike Master Plan draft is not this blog’s dream plan. It shies away from some of the most challenging streets in the city with transit or freight uses.
But that is probably a good thing. It is the result of the many, many hours of outreach the authors conducted, and is evidence that such outreach was not just lip service. This is not just a bicycling advocate’s dream list, it’s a realistic guide to bike-focused safety and access investments in Seattle.
The Bicycle Master Plan is a multimodal transportation plan that will increase safety and comfort for people driving freight trucks, driving cars, walking across the street and riding a bike.
The plan also represents an incredible amount of community-driven work, with many projects gathered by resident-organized neighborhood greenway groups across the city. In this way, the plan represents both city-wide network needs and neighborhood-level needs. Whether you are heading to work across town or heading to the grocery store for milk and bread, the plan has ideas to make your life easier and safer. Continue reading