Ed Murray, Mayor
SUBJECT: Mayor Ed Murray Applauds Bicycle Master Plan Settlement
2/14/2014 3:25:00 PM
Jason Kelly (206) 615-0494
William Lemke (206) 684-7991
Mayor Ed Murray Applauds Bicycle Master Plan Settlement
Allows Seattle's draft bike plan to move forward to adoption
SEATTLE (Feb. 14, 2014) – Mayor Ed Murray announced today a settlement has been reached on the appeal of the Bicycle Master Plan.
"I am pleased we have reached a settlement that allows the withdrawal of the Bicycle Master Plan appeal," said Mayor Murray. "The creation of a design advisory committee for the Westlake Cycle Track Project provides assurance to the surrounding community that their concerns about the facility's design will be addressed without holding up a city-wide bicycle safety improvement plan. With the appeal now behind us, I look forward to working with the City Council as it moves to adopt the Bicycle Master Plan in the near future."
The draft Bicycle Master Plan is currently before the Seattle City Council for review and adoption. Developed through extensive community engagement over several years, the plan seeks to better encourage and accommodate people who want to safely ride a bike in Seattle.
More information can be found here: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikemaster_materials.htm
The Westlake Cycle Track Project seeks to study and develop alternatives for a two-way cycle track within public right-of-way on Westlake Avenue North.
Additional information can be found here: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/wct.htm
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