Snohomish County has bits and pieces of bike infrastructure. The problem is that very few of them are connected, and using a bike to get around often requires biking in the general traffic lanes on very busy streets for at least part of your trip.
But the Verdant Health Commission is pitching in funds to connect existing bike routes in Lynnwood, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace, to the tune of nearly $2 million.
As part of their “Building Healthy Communities” initiative, the Verdant Heath Commission approved funding Wednesday for a 1.9 million dollar, three year project to complete 11 critical missing links in the Snohomish County bike network. In addition to funding 5.9 miles of route improvements, the grant will also support education, end of trip bike parking facilities and wayfinding signage.