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Mayor McGinn Transmits Recommended Bicycle Master Plan to City Council

A bikeable city is one where people of all ages and abilities ride bicycles for any trip purpose because it is a convenient, fun, safe, and healthy transportation option.  The 2013 Seattle Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) aspires to encourage and accommodate more people to ride a bike.  Over the next 20 years, Seattle will add approximately 100,000 new people and jobs within the city limits.  One way to accommodate this growth will be bicycle investments, done in conjunction with other transportation improvements improves the city’s livability, affordability, public health, transportation choices, economic competitiveness, natural environment, and the creation of safer streets for all users.  The BMP charts a path to these outcomes.

The recommended plan is online now, go here to review the recommended document:

Sara_BMP Update cover art RESIZE pf_Page_01On the website you will be able to download:

  • A reader’s guide that summarizes major changes in the Mayor’s recommended BMP as compared to the public review draft plan, which SDOT published in June
  • Recommended plan (by chapter)
  • Recommended bicycle network map
  • Appendices

The State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) determination for the BMP will be published on Monday, December 2nd.  There is a comment period on the SEPA determination.  The determination and environmental checklist will be posted on the project website on Monday the 2nd.

Some future dates to be aware of:

  • SDOT presentation and discussion with the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB) on Wednesday, December 4
  • SDOT presentation to City Council Transportation Committee on Tuesday, December 10
  • Special meeting of the City Council Transportation Committee on Wednesday, December 11 to take public input on the recommended plan
  • Additional deliberations by City Council on the recommended plan will occur in early 2014; dates of subsequent meeting will be posted on the project website.

SDOT thanks you, the public, for your participation in the development of the Bicycle Master Plan.