Chinook Bldg - Rm 121 @ 401 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
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Friday, June 6, 2014 from noon-1pm
From the Transportation Choices calendar: Have a bike? If you do, you’re in luck – planned improvements to Seattle’s bicycle network will make biking around town progressively easier over the next few years. Seattle’s newly updated Bicycle Master Plan envisions a great network of bicycle facilities that focuses on safety and puts all residents within ¼ mile access of these facilities. No bike? No problem – as part of the Bicycle Master Plan’s goals to improve access to bicycles and bicycling opportunities, the City of Seattle is partnering with Puget Sound Bike Share to provide Pronto! a new, high-quality bike rental service that will make riding more appealing to visitors and residents alike. Whether you rent or own, all cyclists are poised to benefit from the nearly 50 new miles of protected bike lanes the City hopes to implement by 2035 (up from a measly 3.2 miles!) that will connect destinations around Seattle and be supported by new bike parking and fix-it stations. You can check out the new protected lane (or “cycle track”) that’s already in progress on Broadway near Seattle Central Community College. The best news? Even non-cyclists stand to gain from these improvements: Hear from one of our panelists about how protected bike lanes can help support local businesses. Join TCC, Cascade Bicycle Club, Commute Seattle, and our panel of experts to learn more about the 2014 Bicycle Master Plan. What does the bike network of 2035 look like? How does bike share work? How will new bike infrastructure affect other modes of transportation? Are bikes really good for the economy? Panelists include: Andrew Glass-Hastings, Transit and Transportation Advisor to Mayor Murray Jessica Szelag, Commute Seattle & the Seattle Bike Advisory Board John Desmond, Downtown Denver Partnership