Seattle Plans to Connect Bike Network by 2020
Seattle has a growing number of bike lanes, but many aren't connected. To take advantage of existing resources and to make biking safer in the city, the city council passed a resolution laying out a timeline to connect the routes by 2020.
City Councilmember Mike O’Brien introduced the resolution, arguing that linking the bike lanes would be worth the cost of constructing them. He contends that doing nothing would endanger riders and fail to leverage investments the city has already made. "The resolution, which is not legally binding (O’Brien said that the Council could pass something with more teeth if SDOT doesn’t comply), lays out specific timelines for different segments of a downtown bike network, including design and construction phases," Sarah Anne Lloyd writes for Curbed Seattle.