Please join SDOT’s Open Houses 10/19 & 10/21 and Help Plan Upgrades for Seattle’s Trails

Walking and biking are the way many of us get around, and are zero-emission solutions that are also healthy travel options. The city is working to create a high-quality pedestrian and bicycle network that connects to places people want to go.

Please join SDOT at our Seattle Trails Upgrade Plan Open House on Monday, October 19/Wednesday October 21 to share your input on potential trail improvements and priorities.

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This past summer, SDOT and Alta Planning + Design teams used a modified road bike affectionately called FrankenBike to map 40 miles of Seattle’s paved trails. With technology such as helmet-mounted video cameras and a customized tablet computer, teams recorded field observations on the spot. The data will contribute to the Trails Upgrade Plan that will make trails safer and more appealing to people who frequent them.

The FrankenBike helps to catalog trail attributes like pavement quality, intersection conditions, and obstacles and amenities.

The FrankenBike helps to catalog trail attributes like pavement quality, intersection conditions, and obstacles and amenities.

Data isn’t enough to plan improvements, we also value your opinions! Last month, we asked folks for feedback and suggestions to improve their trail experience. Using the technical data we collected and the communities input, we have developed recommendations to share at two open houses on Monday, October 19/Wednesday October 21 . We hope you join the conversation on how we can maintain and build safer, more comfortable trails.

For more information on the Seattle Trails Upgrade Plan, visit us here.