Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 3630 | UrbanStreets Seattle What are Protected Bike Lanes? A few inches of white paint don’t give cyclists much of a feeling of security and comfort on busy streets. Protected bike lanes to the rescue! Just by using curbs, planters, parked cars and simple posts, bicyclists can be clearly separated from moving vehicles. Protected bike lanes help attract a broader range of riders, reduce the risk of car-door crashes, and add a level of predictability to make travel safer and smoother for everyone. Westlake Protected Bike Lane In September 2016, we opened a 1.2-mile-protected bike lane on the west side of Lake Union, connecting the Fremont Bridge and downtown Seattle/South Lake Union. Prior to this, biking options were limited to riding on a busy street, through a parking area or on a sidewalk. The Westlake pro- tected bike lane adds predictability for all users, creating a safer, more comfortable place for people driving, walking and biking. Since opening the Westlake protected bike lane, bike ridership has doubled in the corridor. C B A D HOWDIDITTURNOUT? Working with the community, we were able to create a safer and smoother corridor for everyone and preserve 90 percent of the parking. 18 ADA pedestrian crossings Paving markings and rumble strips to slow bike speeds at pedestrian crossings Green pavement at driveways to alert people driving and biking to mixing zones Yellow tactile strip to designate space for people walking and people biking A B C D STAYSAFE! Protected Bike Lane Etiquette 101 By Brian Macik, Transportation Planner, SDOT Stay SAFE SEATTLE F2016 SWFIN.indd 2 11/29/16 6:10 PM