Connect Lake Union

Connect Westlake is a team of caring neighbors and bicyclists working to build public support for a protected bike lane in the Westlake Corridor along Lake Union.

Connect Lake Union's top two priorities are to build protected bike lanes along the Westlake Corridor and on Eastlake Avenue N.

Westlake > The City of Seattle is currently designing a protected bike lane through the parking lot in the Westlake Corridor along Lake Union. When built, the protected bike lane will provide a direct, flat and comfortable connection between Fremont and South Lake Union for bicyclists, while providing a safe place for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers without fear of collisions. Learn more on SDOT's project page.

Eastlake > Eastlake Avenue is one of the main commuter routes for bicyclists in Seattle. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most dangerous streets for bicyclists. Between 2007 and August 2014, there were more than 60 bicycle crashes reported in the corridor. To create a safer connection, the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan prioritizes a protected bike lane along Eastlake Avenue N. King County Metro and SDOT are currently conducting a high-capacity transit study for the corridor. The Connect Lake Union team's current goal is to make sure that a protected bike lane is included in the transit study and ultimately built.

Team Activities

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Team Meetups:

First Tuesday of February, April, June, August, October & December
6-7:30 p.m.
Schilling Cider House

The team is collecting "I ♥ Westlake Protected Bike Lane" postcards. We'll be delivering more than 1,000 postcards to Mayor Ed Murray to thank him for his leadership for the project prior to an October 22 open house for the project.  Help us collect even more be volunteering today.

Can't volunteer or make sign a postcard in-person? Fill out our online postcard. We'll deliver it with all the other hard-copy postcards to Mayor Murray.

The "I ♥ Westlake Protected Bike Lane" Video

Support for the Westlake protected bike lane from Cascade Bicycle on Vimeo.