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Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: Seattle Department of Transportation Releases Special Edition Bike Map

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
3/5/2008  3:25:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dawn Schellenberg, 206.684.5189


Seattle Department of Transportation Releases Special Edition Bike Map
Highlights New Facilities and International Pro Walk / Pro Bike Conference

SEATTLE — The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) released today a Special Edition Bike Map highlighting 20 miles of new bicycle facilities and promoting the 2008 International Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference coming to Seattle this September. Seattle and the northwestern region have embraced sustainability and are making major investments in bicycling and walking. The conference will showcase some of these accomplishments and inspire hundreds of other communities around the United States to undertake similar programs. The map identifies bike lanes, climbing lanes, the new section of the Burke-Gilman Trail from the Ballard Locks to Golden Gardens Park and the Chief Sealth trail starting at S. Dawson Street and ending near 51st Avenue S. It also includes information on ‘sharrows’ and illustrates routes where they are used.

The bike map is one of SDOT’s most requested informational pieces. Thanks to Bridging the Gap SDOT has funding to implement many of the recommendations in the Bicycle Master Plan. As a result, updated versions of this popular cycling tool will continue to be released. This will help the city reach its goal of tripling the number of bicyclists over a period of 10 years.

Bike maps are available:
• at the Bike Expo this weekend, March 8 and 9, at Pier 30
• by calling the Bike Alliance at 206-224-9252
• by contacting SDOT online at www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikeprogram.htm

This fall, a second version will be printed that will include 30 miles of new bike facilities being installed over the summer. If you have any suggestions or corrections for the fall printing, please email SDOT at walkandbike@seattle.gov.

Additional information on the 2008 International Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference can be found at www.bikewalk.org/2008conference/index.html .

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $8 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.


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