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Meeting Agenda

Summary

Wednesday, December 7, 2005: 6:00 8:00pm


Location: City Hall
601 5th Avenue
Boards and Commissions Room, Room L280

6:00 - 6:15
Welcome and Introductions

Minutes

  • Approval of September meeting minutes.
  • Identification of meeting minute-taker.
News & views / Around the room
• SBAB confirmation status
• Seattle Bicycle Master Plan


6:15 - 6:35 Bicycle Parking Requirements - Mark Troxel from the Department of Planning and Development and Mary Catherine Snyder from SDOT will present and receive comments on the current draft of the Director’s Rule concerning bicycle parking requirements.

6:35 - 8:00 Board Business:

6:35 - 6:55 Police enforcement issues - After being made aware of the lack of Seattle police follow through on two recent collisions between bikes and motor vehicles, the SBAB will discuss potential strategies for addressing this problem.

6:55 - 7:10 SBAB Partnerships - The SBAB will continue their discussion of establishing stronger relationships with various stakeholders.

7:10 - 7:20 Southeast Transportation Study Existing Conditions Report - Rodney Rutherford will discuss the SETS report and his comments. The report can be downloaded here.

7:20 - 7:30 2006 Mayor’s Proposed Budget - The SBAB will preview bicycling-related items in the 2006 proposed budget.

7:30 - 7:45 Bicycling in Portland - Rodney Rutherford will present a slideshow on his recent bike tour of Portland, Oregon.

7:45 - 7:50 NE/NW 65th St Bikeability Ride - bike boulevard/wayfinding scoping

7:50 - 7:55 SBAB participation at Bike Expo

7:55 - 8:00 SBAB website

Additional Info:

Bikes on 3rd Ave - a message from the SBAB

We need your help keeping 3rd Ave open to bicyclists during peak commuting hours (6 - 9 a.m. and 3 - 7 p.m., M-F). With nearly 100 additional buses per hour re-routed onto 3rd Ave during the downtown tunnel closure, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), the Seattle Police Department (SPD), and King County Metro are concerned about potential conflicts between bikes and buses on 3rd Ave. Cars have been excluded from through travel, but bikes are allowed - for now. If SDOT and SPD observe unsafe conditions or behavior, they may ban bikes on 3rd Avenue during peak commuting hours.

How can you help?
1. Obey all traffic laws
2. Ride safely

It’s that simple. Your personal act of riding legally and safely on 3rd Avenue will ensure that Seattle's other downtown bike commuters may continue to use this corridor. Please use extra care on all downtown streets, as detoured automobiles and re-routed bus routes increase traffic volumes on other streets as well. If as a cyclist you experience unsafe driving by a bus, please contact the appropriate transit agency, noting the route number, bus ID number, time, and location.

Metro
Sound Transit
Community Transit

Shared bike-bus corridors are a successful and safe component of many other cities around the world. Thanks for helping us demonstrate that bikes and buses can share the road to keep downtown Seattle moving.