Seattle City Council set to vote on new Bicycle Master Plan
The new Seattle Bicycle Master Plan is ready for adoption. You heard that right. After two years of study, public input, hearings, litigation and settlement, the Seattle City Council is now ready to vote on the new Bicycle Master Plan.
This is a very good thing.
We all want a better future for our children. Imagine all of Seattle’s neighborhoods connected by easy, direct bikeways that feel safe for everybody to ride. Kids would be healthier, families would save money, businesses will have more customers, and and we’d even be a little happier.
The updated Bicycle Master Plan sets out a vision through 2035 to connect neighborhoods across Seattle with 450 miles of protected bike lanes and greenways for everybody to feel safe riding, whether you’re eight or eighty years old.
Then show your support at the upcoming votes before the Seattle City Council:
- Transportation Council, Tuesday, April 8, 9:30 a.m.
- Full Council, Monday, April 14, 2 p.m.
Here’s a few of the things that we strongly support in the new Bicycle Master Plan:
- The new goals for ridership, safety, equity, livability and connectivity, including the specific metrics to quadruple ridership, reduce collision fatalities to zero, and build out the entire planned system by 2035.
- The focus on building safe, “all ages and abilities” bikeways that are fully or partially protected from vehicle traffic or are on low traffic, low speed neighborhood streets.
- The prioritization of building protected bike lanes in downtown.
- Using equity as a key factor for prioritizing neighborhoods for investment.
- Identifying “catalyst projects” that will dramatically improve connectivity and increase safety.
Help us send 1,000 emails to the city council supporting the new Bicycle Master Plan. We’ve got until April 14 to make it happen. Email the Seattle City Council >>