— Advertisement —

Climbing lane coming soon to Taylor in Queen Anne

By the end of the week, bikers trying to scale Queen Anne Hill on their bikes will have a little more space to do it. Josh at Publicola reports that SDOT has laid down the spray paint for a climbing lane on Taylor and 5th from Mercer to Boston going uphill. The downhill direction will get sharrows.

Climbing Queen Anne Hill on a bike is a challenge, for sure (just look at the terrain map above). And of those who make it to the top without giving up and walking, we’re certainly not going to get up to a very high speed. Climbing lanes will allow riders to go whatever pace they need to make the climb not only possible, but also enjoyable.

I’ve had great times riding up (and down) Queen Anne Hill. But I have never lived or worked there. I can imagine the hill is a big deterrent to biking in that neighborhood. I doubt one climbing lane is going to change everything, but the more help the city can give, the better.

— Advertisement —

We need to have a day where all the hills in Seattle hold bike parties for those who live or work there. I am proud to be a biker in a city with such geographical challenges. It makes you confident that if you can bike in Seattle, you can bike anywhere. The hills are empowering, create incredibly rewarding views and are tons of fun to go down. When I first moved to Seattle, they scared me a bit. But now, I wouldn’t trade them for anything.

About the author:

Related posts:


One response to “Climbing lane coming soon to Taylor in Queen Anne”

  1. Rodney Dwyer

    Great idea. It would be great to see one that goes from Alaskan way up to first hill via Marion/Madison

— Advertisement —

Join the Seattle Bike Blog Supporters

As a supporter, you help power independent bike news in the Seattle area. Please consider supporting the site financially starting at $5 per month:

Latest stories

Bike Events Calendar

6:00 pm Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board M…
Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board M…
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monthly agendas can be found at: http://www.seattle.gov/seattle-bicycle-advisory-board/meetings/meeting-agendas The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) advises the Mayor, City Council, and City Departments and Divisions on projects, policies, and programs that improve and/or affect bicycling conditions in[…]
7:15 pm Point83 @ Westlake Park
Point83 @ Westlake Park
Dec 7 @ 7:15 pm
Point83 @ Westlake Park
Meet up in the center of the park at 7ish. Leave at 730. Every Thursday from now until forever rain or shine. Bikes, beers, illegal firepits, nachos, bottlerockets, timetraveling, lollygagging, mechanicals, good times.ShareMastodonTwitterFacebookRedditEmail
10:00 am Little Brook Neighborhood Cleanup
Little Brook Neighborhood Cleanup
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Monthly 2nd Saturday Neighborhood Cleanup. If you want to help with cutting vegetation, bring your own good gloves and tools.  We have yard waste bags, grabbers, yellow bags for trash,  light weight gloves and vests.And, as[…]
9:00 am Mt Baker Hub Alliance 2nd Sunday…
Mt Baker Hub Alliance 2nd Sunday…
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Every month volunteers gather to collect garbage and help beautify our neighborhood. On average, we collect about 15 bags of garbage per clean up, which means 1,000’s of small pieces of plastic that do not[…]
6:00 pm Central Seattle Greenways’ month… @ Zoom
Central Seattle Greenways’ month… @ Zoom
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
To receive the Zoom link and meeting agendas, visit Central Seattle Greenways’ website at http://centralseattlegreenways.com to subscribe to our Google Group or email us at centralse[email protected]
— Advertisements —

Latest on Mastodon

Loading Mastodon feed…