Photo: Finally, an improvement to 9th Ave near Mercer
I noticed an improvement to 9th Ave this morning. I will admit that I was hoping for more, such as some physical bike lane protection or implementation of this $0 fix to help improve crosswalk and bike lane safety and accessibility. But hey, it’s something.
Watch: A $0 fix for the notorious 9th and Mercer intersection
Every day during busy travel times, people turning left from southbound 9th Avenue N block the bike lane and crosswalk across Mercer Street. This happens every signal cycle, forcing people to try to find a path through the mess of cars and trucks just to get across the street. It has been this way for…
City extends 9th Ave protected bike lanes + How can the city fix the Mercer crossing?
We are two blocks closer to a complete connection between downtown and the Westlake Bikeway. SDOT installed Phase II of their three-phase rollout of protected bike lanes on 9th Ave N in South Lake Union this week. The bike lanes now extend as far south as Harrison Street, where they transition into the existing painted…tagged: 9th ave n, mercer, mercer mess, protected bike lanes, sdot
5th Ave has a new protected bike lane … for one block
The city recently completed and opened a one-block section of protected bike lane on 5th Ave just south of Mercer. Like the Mercer bike lane, the lane is glorious where it exists. It’s bright green and separated from the street, sidewalk and bus stop. Not only is the bike lane raised above street level (but…tagged: 5th ave, mercer, mercer mess, seattle center, seattle public schools
Mercer Street: King of the Stroad
As we reported yesterday, the Great Bike Route Wall of Uptown/Lower Queen Anne has finally cracked with the opening of the new protected bikeway on Mercer Street under Aurora. But the bike lanes are just a small part of a $237 million car-focused remake of the Mercer corridor. It’s got lots of wide lanes and…
Mercer bike lanes open, the Bike Route Wall of Uptown finally cracks
For the first time in a generation or more, the bicycle-repelling wall of dangerous or uncrossable streets surrounding Uptown and Seattle Center has sprung a leak. The brand new, very green bike lanes on Mercer Street passing under Aurora Ave have finally open, at least for the month of May. This is the first time…
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