Mike McGinn, Mayor
1/28/2009 10:45:00 AM
Marybeth Turner (206) 684-8548
SEATTLE – Working to support the city’s growing number of bicyclists, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will create on-street bicycle parking in neighborhoods around Seattle. With a goal of having one to two per neighborhood, the department will install these unique bike facilities at three locations starting next week.
Taking the place of one to two motor vehicle parking spaces, on-street bike parking will be filled with bicycle racks and surrounded by a raised curb. Bicyclists can enter the parking area from the sidewalk and each car-sized space will accommodate up to eight bikes.
This new program addresses the expanding need for bicycle parking and is part of the ongoing implementation of the Bicycle Master Plan, which seeks to triple the number of people bicycling in Seattle over ten years.
By mid February the new bike facilities will be installed:
- Mid block of Broadway E between E Harrison Street and E Republican Street (by Broadway Market)
- At the corner of 12th Avenue and E Spring Street (by Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Café Presse)
- At the corner of Woodlawn Avenue NE and NE 70th Street (by the Greenlake Condominium)
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.