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Is a Cycle Track Coming to 35th Ave NE?

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By Per Johnson, President Wedgwood Community Council on June 18th, 2013

A draft of the City’s Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) is out for public comment and several community meetings were held. Last week, a community meeting occurred in Roosevelt to discuss the Draft BMP. While I was out of town all last week, our friends at the Ravenna Blog provided live coverage of it. You can relive the magic of the meeting by reading her clever comments to get a better understanding of all that’s proposed. Public comments are open until Friday, July 26th. You can submit them via email at bmpupdate@seattle.gov.

One item that caught our eye is a proposed cycle track running along 35th Ave NE, from NE 65th Street to NE 125th Street. A snip-it from the NE Sector Map for the neighborhood is provided.

So, what is a “cycle track” you ask? Great question! A cycle track is a dedicated travel lane for cyclists that is separated from vehicles. For those that were at the Ravenna-Bryant Community Association’s community meeting in April, you may recall Dr. Beth Ebel, Injury Prevention & Research Center Director at Harborview, point out that separating cars and pedestrians/cyclists is the best way to prevent collisions. Therefore, it may not be unexpected that the City is moving towards these separated travel lanes given the recent vehicle/pedestrian and vehicle/cyclist collisions.

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  • Dan Keefe says:

    I presume that “separate” means that there is actually a physical barrier between the car and bike lanes. I love the way bikers and biking are getting their “just consideration.” Looks hopeful.

    June 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

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