Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Seattle Bicycle Master Plan Update Open House Tomorrow

The draft Seattle Bicycle Master Plan Update is ready for public input and an open house and presentation will be held tomorrow from 6-7:30pm at City Hall (600 4th Avenue) in the Bertha Knight Landes Room.

The event will include:
  • an updated map of proposed bike facilities, including bike lanes, tracks and greenways
  • review of other parts of the draft plan - programs, project prioritization, end of trip facilities, maintenance and funding strategies
  • public input

There will also be an "Online Lunch and Learn" from 12-1 which you can join here.

Other open houses will be: 
June 12 South Seattle at Columbia Branch Library, 4721 Rainier Ave. S
June 13 North Seattle at Roosevelt High School Lunchroom, 1410 NE 66th St.

The Seattle Bicycle Master Plan information says:
The Bicycle Master Plan (BMP), was adopted in 2007, and has served as the blueprint for making improvements to Seattle’s bicycle network. The focus of the BMP is on expanding bicycle facilities on the City’s street network and for completing Seattle’s well-known urban bicycle trail system, including the Burke-Gilman trail.  
The plan focuses on two major goals: to triple the amount of bicycling in Seattle between 2007 and 2017, and to reduce the rate of bicycle collisions by one third during the same timeframe. Additionally, plan objectives address developing and maintaining a safe, connected bicycle network throughout the city; providing supporting facilities to make bicycle travel more convenient; and implementation measures such as funding of improvements and bicycle education, enforcement, and encouragement programs.

The plan update will:
  • Update the current bicycle network map and incorporate facility types that are not in the existing plan, such as neighborhood greenways and cycle tracks
  • Develop a more robust process to identify areas of greatest need and priority for bicycle facilities
  • Incorporate updates to bicycle design standards that have been developed since 2007
For questions, or to be added to the distribution list, email bmpupdate@seattle.gov.

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