The next phase of public outreach regarding the bike master plan update is gearing up, and you’ll have a chance to comment on proposed routes for neighborhood greenways, cycle tracks, bike lanes and more.
To the right, you can see the recommended bike facilities map from the 2007 Bike Master Plan. It looks great and has gone a long way toward making safer streets in Seattle. However, we’ve also seen that many of these facilities ended up as sharrows on busy roads (largely ineffective at encouraging more cycling) and bike lanes placed in the parked car door zone. The new map may look somewhat similar to the 2007 map (with more neighborhood streets in the update, of course), but it’s the facility type recommended that will hopefully change dramatically.
This is the exciting part of the update for bike facility geeks (and since you’re reading this, you probably are). So my question to you is: If you could only name one bike facility to be included in the plan, what would it be?
Here’s the poster of info about the upcoming meetings: