Thursday, May 3, 2012

Give Input On City's Bicycle Master Plan

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is in the process of updating the Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) and the public is invited to give input.

The information says:

The BMP has guided improvements to the City’s bicycle system over the last five years, including the installation of 129 miles of bike lanes and sharrows, 98 miles of signed routes and 2,230 bike parking spaces. 
An update to the plan presents an opportunity to include fast-evolving best practices and new thinking in bicycle facilities, safety, and design that will result in an even more connected bicycle network for all Seattle residents seeking to ride for recreation, shopping or commuting. 
The Seattle City Council included $250,000 from the General Fund in the 2012 budget to complete the update, and provided guidance that the updated plan include neighborhood greenways and separated bicycle facilities to help to encourage more people to ride their bicycles for all trips. The updated plan will include a clear prioritization process, which will help direct where future bicycle investments occur. 
SDOT has created an online survey and web-based mapping tool for the public to let SDOT know how you currently use existing bicycle facilities and what residents would like to see for the future, as well as help us prioritize the issues most important to the community.

SDOT will host two open houses in June to gather input for the Bicycle Master Plan Update.

Go here for more information about this project or email for questions or to join the mailing list.

1 comment:

James said...

Glad to finally see that bicycle lanes are being expanded in more and more cities! hopefully this will promote going to work on a bike!