Westlake Protected Bike Lane Open and Keeping Riders on Track

Things are rolling along on the Westlake protected bike lane after its official grand opening last month. The protected bike lane on the west side of Lake Union connects the Fremont Bridge and surrounding trails and parks to South Lake Union and downtown.

SDOT Director Scott Kubly joined in the inaugural ride on the Westlake protected bike lane.

Scott Kubly was interviewed by New York-based Streetfilms about the livability and multi-modal transportation work happening here in Seattle and discussed the benefits of the Westlake protected bike lane.

Here’s their video:

Streetfilms was here for the Seattle-hosted NACTO (National Association of Transportation Officials) Designing Cities Conference last week. Streetfilms focuses on policy and advocacy for livability and transportation issues related to urban growth.

 

People biking now have a separate space to ride, making the area safer and more comfortable for cyclists of all ages and abilities. The project also improves safety for all users by featuring a pedestrian path for people walking that is separate from the bicycle lanes.

The designated space for people biking also makes the parking lot more predictable for drivers, which makes this scenic corridor more accessible for residents, visitors, businesses and their customers.

Visit the Westlake protected bike lane project web page for more information at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/wct.htm.