The city this week is finally installing an uphill bike on Roosevelt Way between NE 75th Street and NE 85th Street. This closes a missing link in a popular bike route stretching from NE 125th Street to the University Bridge.
While not even close to being a facility that will be comfortable for people of all ages and abilities, it is a huge help for people slogging up the long climb to the Maple Leaf neighborhood.
So how is it? I biked it Wednesday and created the following video (note: the project is not yet completely finished as some markings and sharrows have yet to be installed).