Bicycle Master Plan update
Next week the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) releases the next draft of the City's Bicycle Master Plan Update. We know that in order to make bicycling in Seattle safer for everyone, we need at least 200 miles of safe, connected and comfortable bikeways that give people the freedom to ride a bike to where they need to go.
Wednesday June 12 from 6-7:30pm, join us at Columbia Branch Library to tell SDOT to truly commit to the vision of safe places to ride throughout.
Seattle should be a city where we all have the freedom to safely ride to where we need to go. Right now it’s not because we haven’t made the investments necessary for everyone to feel safe. We need to make sure we get the necessary funding, see goals met on time and have projects built with the highest of standards.
SDOT is unrolling their updated draft network map and plan for bicycling in Seattle at a series of open houses. At these events we will be able to see and comment on new plans for neighborhood greenways and protected bike lanes, project prioritization and funding strategies. So far, it sounds good … but we need to get the details right.
Join us at the SDOT Bicycle Master Plan Update open house in YOUR neighborhood and speak up for a safe and connected city.
There are miles of safe, convenient and comfortable places to bike represented in our current Bicycle Master Plan network map, yet significant gaps remain– gaps we cannot afford to overlook, like Rainier Ave S south of MLK, the Pike/Pine corridor east of downtown and 15th Ave NW in Ballard.
We've done some research and have identified several issues in many regions of the proposed network, but when it comes to biking in your neighborhood, you are the expert. Without you sharing your knowledge of what works and what doesn’t in your community, we’ll never be the best city in the country for bicycling.
If we don’t tell SDOT where the missing links are in the proposed network, and how to prioritize and fund safe places to bike, we could wind up with important parts of the city that are completely inaccessible by bike. Or worse yet, we could get great bikeways that end by dumping you and your family onto a dangerous four-lane major road.
Share your knowledge with SDOT at the Bicycle Master Plan Update Open House » http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5719/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=67175
Thank you for helping us connect Seattle.
Field Programs Manager
Cascade Bicycle Club
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