Well, it’s day two of the Burke-Gilman Trail closure. How is it going so far? How was the detour? Were there open spaces on the bus bike racks? Were there any conflicts between buses and bicyclists in the bus lanes on 522? Did you just drive instead (be honest)?
This guy interrupted a live KIRO report yesterday with an awesome two-word review of the detour: No fun.
King County Parks, Metro and Cascade Bicycle Club held a joint press conference yesterday talking about the detour. They also created a video:
So yes, whatever decision you choose to go with, be safe and look out for yourself. The signed detour really isn’t too bad. Just give yourself some extra time and enjoy the change in scenery.
Perhaps we have not been clear enough in our reporting of this detour that the plans for the trail are exciting. Distress over the state’s unwillingness to make 522 safer (thus frustrating efforts for a good detour) has perhaps overwhelmed our coverage of the trail project. Here’s a before and after concept image from final environmental impact statement: