Bicycle Master Plan Receives Design Excellence Award

The Seattle Design Commission (SDC) has chosen SDOT’s Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) as one of the recipients of the 2016 Design Excellence Awards!

Winners are chosen among the many public buildings, parks, open spaces, and vision plans based on the SDC’s values, including: integration, sustainability, social inclusion, partnerships, investment and execution.

2016 Design Excellence Awards

The four winners:

  • Fire Station 20 – Department of Finance and Administrative Services
  • Bicycle Master Plan – Seattle Department of Transportation
  • UW Light Rail Station – Sound Transit
  • Mapes Creek Restoration – Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Parks and Recreation

The vision of the Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) is to create a bicycle network that is an integral part of daily life for people of all ages and abilities.

Over the next 20 years, Seattle will add 120,000 new people and 115,000 jobs in the city. Key to accommodating this growth will be increasing bicycle investments as well as nurturing Seattle’s bicycle culture in a manner that benefits the city’s livability, affordability, public health, economic competitiveness, and natural environment. The BMP charts a path to these outcomes with a goal of encouraging higher ridership and providing safe connections throughout the city.

The BMP recommends 100 miles of protected bicycle lanes, 250 miles of neighborhood greenways and 79 miles of trails to complete the “all ages and abilities” vision. The plan also recommended an implementation plan that will allow SDOT to be more transparent about the upcoming 5-year bicycle facility implementation and program work plan.

BMP Consultants: 

  • Alta Planning + Design
  • MIG | SvR
  • Nelson Nygaard
  • PRR

BMP Contributors:

  • Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board
  • Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
  • Cascade Bicycle Club
  • Seattle Bike Blog

The Design Excellence Awards are held every two years.