I hate politics. Bike Portland has an article about the Pro Walk/Pro Bike conference that’s here in Seattle this year. I didn’t know this was coming, so it’s pretty awesome that we got our green strips on 2nd and 4th avenue just before it. Of course just about every time I’m in a green strip, especially riding home down 2nd avenue, cars still turn into me and I have to evade or push off them. The most ironic was that the last time I had to push off a car was the first day I road the green strips on 2nd avenue.
I like the Seattle bicycle master plan, but I often question how long it’s going to take to get there. From the
On transportation, Nickels declared that in Seattle, “We recognize that the age of the automobile has passed,” and he said they’re working toward a balanced transportation system. A major part of that balance is the 25 mile Burke-Gilman Trail that was opened in 1978.
Man, weren’t things progressive back in.. whoa, 1978? What’s our big accomplishment now? Well, props to the Chief Sealth Trail. While the Interurban is nice everywhere but downtown (north, south), shame on the downtown portion of the trail being in a dirty dumpster filled alley where the homeless pass out and the road surface is uneven brick.
In august I learned about the trail along the SODO light rail that goes from the end of the bus tunnel to Forest. The master plan wants to extend it, but good luck. And of course there’s the missing link from 2nd ave to the light rail.
Looks like the Burke-Gilman trail will get some work done on it’s missing link at least:
Backing up those words, Nickels announced that he’ll include $8.6 million in his upcoming budget to complete a major missing link of the trail.