The east section is pretty simple: Make the existing eastbound bike lane into a two-way bike lane. Everything else stays the same:
The second section requires a little more work. By continuing the bikeway to the trail connection at Phinney Ave N, the city proposes keeping the parallel parking on both sides of the street and changing it to a one-way street. Since eastbound traffic today ends at Evanston Ave anyway, this isn’t a huge change.
In general, it would be great to see the bikeway get wider when possible. Ten feet is the bare minimum width for a two-way bike lane (12 feet is preferred), and we know this one will get a ton of use in both directions. It will also be interesting to see how the bikeway design works with the weekly Fremont Market, which takes over the street on Sundays (I’ve asked SDOT for clarification on how this would work).
City staff are on a short timeline to get feedback, so don’t wait to let them know how you feel about the idea.
You have an opportunity to provide input for a new protected bike lane segment along N 34th Street in Fremont!
More than 100 people bike on N 34th Street between the Burke-Gilman Trail and the Fremont Bridge during the peak morning and evening weekday hours. Currently, bicyclists share the road with people who drive vehicles. There is an eastbound bike lane between Evanston Avenue N and Fremont Avenue N.
SDOT is proposing to extend the existing bike lane along N 34th Street from Evanston Avenue N to Phinney Avenue N. We would convert it to a two-way protected bike facility that would accommodate people of all ages and abilities and provide a connection between the Burke-Gilman Trail and the Fremont Bridge. The existing parking configuration will not change.
This project is funded as part of the Bicycle Master Plan.
Please provide any feedback you have by June 26th to the project manager, Howard Wu at [email protected].