The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) recently posted the draft Seattle Bicycle Master Plan to their website and are now seeking public comment until July 26. It includes the City’s vision of making “riding a bicycle a comfortable and integral part of daily life in Seattle for people of all ages and abilities.” According to the City, the improvements and actions identified in the plan are to not only make bicycling a viable form of transportation for Seattle residents, workers and visitors, but also help the City achieve its goals relating to climate change, economic vitality and community livability.
The draft includes an updated policy framework; a network plan map (showing the location and type of new bicycle facilities throughout the city); a bicycle facilities visual glossary; recommendations for end-of-trip facilities and programs; and a prioritization framework for how new projects will be evaluated.
SDOT will host an open house about the plan on June 13 at Roosevelt High School in the lunchroom, 1410 NE 66th Street. It will occur from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (presentation scheduled at 6:30 p.m.).
The draft bike master plan website contains a map of plans for NE Seattle. Below is part of the map that shows the Ravenna-Bryant neighborhood.
One of the changes that is proposed is a “cycle track” along NE 65th Street from Green Lake to Magnuson Park. A PowerPoint presentation that is also posted on the SDOT website provides an illustration of proposed cycling infrastructure, including cycle tracks.