SDOT has started painting a bike lane on Roosevelt that will go south from 75th to the University Bridge. There will also be a lane headed north one block over on 11th (turns into 12th at Ravenna Blvd). Peak hour parking restrictions have also been removed.
In a separate phase, SDOT has proposed bike lanes on Roosevelt from 75th to 115th, which will pick up where these lanes left off. Once completed, it will be safer to ride all the way from the University Bridge to the top of the hill in Maple Leaf and back again. It is also a very fast route south, and many people who live north of the U District and do not currently bike may find the bicycle to be a viable way to get downtown once these changes are made.