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I’m biking in the rain, just biking in the rain!

Seattle is a great place to ride a bike and unlike many locations across the county we can pretty much ride our bikes year-round. The rain doesn’t stop a lot of hearty Seattleites from riding to work or for play – they just allow more time, use added caution, and throw on an extra layer or two. Thanks to the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation initiative passed by voters in 2006, biking is becoming safer, easier and more accessible throughout the City.

2013 has been a great year for BTG cycling projects across the city and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews are working to wrap up their work, making it easier to ride a bike  in Seattle. So far this April 2 2013 BTG photos 020 RESIZEyear, SDOT crews have completed work on installing seven miles and restriping 70 miles of bike lanes and sharrows; inspected 40 miles of trail across the city; and made improvements to ten key locations (such as the Burke Gilman Trail near the University of Washington). Crews are currently working to finish installing more than seven miles of neighborhood greenways, 25 miles of bicycle route signage, and 400 bicycle parking spaces across the city. All this work will be buttoned up by the end of the year.

Over the first seven years of the BTG program, SDOT has made key investments to make bicycling a transportation alternative for Seattle residents whether they are navigating to work, home, school or for pleasure. SDOT is working hard to keep the promises made as part of the BTG program and is working to keep Seattle moving.

For more information on BTG and work it is doing please visit the web site.