Southeast Seattle desperately needs ambitious, family-friendly biking and walking routes. Tomorrow, you are invited to join the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board and a slew of other biking and neighborhood organizations for a two-hour biking tour from the Mountains-to-Sound Trail to Brighton to Beacon Hill.
Rainier Valley is possibly the best candidate for a neighborhood greenway in the city (and there are lots of good ones!). Aside from the dream of a protected cycle facility on Rainier Ave, there is a popular signed bike route (dubbed “the zig-zag route” by many) that Tuesday’s ride will mostly stick to. With some enhancements for safety and ease of use, the route (or something similar) could be very successful at improving the bikeability of the valley.
From Cascade (RSVP here):
Please join the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board, Cascade Bicycle Club, Beacon B.I.K.E.S., Bike Works, and Seattle Neighborhood Greenways for a “Bikeability Tour” of Southeast Seattle on Tuesday, May 22, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The purpose of the Bikeability Tour is to identify challenges and opportunities for better to bicycling in Southeast Seattle, including what could be done to improve safety and connectivity through the area for bicycle riders of all ages and abilities.
We will congregate at Daejeon Park on the Mountains to Sound Trail at 6 p.m. and end the ride at El Quetzal on Beacon Ave at 8 p.m. for an hour of food and discussion of what we saw along the way. This ride is open to the public and attendance at both or either the ride and discussion is encouraged.
Event LocationStart from Daejeon Park on the Mountains to Sound Trail
1144 Sturgus Ave. S.
Map of the planned route:
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