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Join us for a ride on the refreshed bike lane along East Marginal Way S!

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Be part of us for a journey on the refreshed bike lane alongside East Marginal Approach S!

Driving southbound alongside East Marginal Approach S – see the refreshed bike lane on the best! 

We made environment friendly, important enhancements to make individuals biking safer and extra predictable to drivers in each instructions alongside East Marginal Approach S between Spokane St and S Atlantic St. 

As we make progress on our long-term initiatives – such because the East Marginal Way S Corridor Improvement Project – we continue to make immediate improvements to mitigate the influence of the West Seattle Excessive-Rise Bridge closure on you and your neighbors and make it safer and simpler for everybody strolling, biking, and driving to get round.  

  • These adjustments assist us all attain our Reconnect West Seattle mode-shift objectives. 
  • With help from us and our transportation companions, we want to individuals in and round West Seattle to – inside their means – take into account altering how they journey when it’s secure to return to typical journey habits.  
  • A method we help that is by making it simpler and safer to journey bikes. Our collective aim for a way individuals get round in 2021 throughout peak commute hours consists of a further 940 individuals switching from driving to driving bikes.  
Graphic with changes needed: 4600 less car trips, 1280 more surface transit trips, 950 more water transit trips, 940 more bicycle trips, 1000 more people teleworking, and 500 more people walking.

On East Marginal Approach S, we refreshed bike lane and driveway markings and changed Tuff Posts alongside the bike lanes – each northbound and southbound.

Street level view of East Marginal Way S with refreshed bike lane (including green driveway markings) on the right.
Refreshed bike lanes alongside East Marginal Approach S.

These vital enhancements are alongside 1.3 miles of bike lanes between Spokane St and S Atlantic St. 

“This protected bike lane serves as an vital connection between West Seattle and downtown. Whereas we plan for bigger enhancements alongside East Marginal Approach S, pursuing interim enhancements for this protected bike lane made sense straight away.”  

Venu Nemani, Site visitors Operations Supervisor

Right here’s what we did over the previous few weeks: 

We refreshed the bike lane and driveway markings, which make individuals biking extra seen and predictable to drivers. 

Rendering of a driveway marking, showing green paint in the overlap portion of the driveway path and the bike lane.

A driveway marking is a security aspect that alerts each individuals driving and biking to the “battle zone” – the overlap between the bike lane and the driveway path.  

We changed the Tuff Posts within the buffer space between the bike lane and driving lane. These versatile, sturdy posts visibly separate bicycles and drivers on the avenue, and have reflective marking that’s seen at evening. 

Street level view of East Marginal Way S, showing bike lanes with tuff posts in the buffer area between the traffic lane and bike lane.
Tuff posts alongside East Marginal Approach S bike lane. Picture credit score: Dongho Chang 

We plan to return again to this space with extra security enhancements sooner or later.

We’re at the moment designing plans for the East Marginal Way Corridor Improvements within the coming years. These designs embrace a 2-way protected bike lane on the east facet of the road between S Atlantic St and S Spokane St, with a bodily barrier to separate individuals on bikes from automobiles and vehicles. The bodily barrier is most frequently a concrete divider, however typically a landscaping strip. We’re at the moment gathering suggestions about this mission, and you can take an online survey through September 14

We’re listening to you, bike neighborhood! By making bike lanes extra seen and guarded alongside these vital connection routes, we’re serving to to make biking a viable transportation choice and cut back journey by automobile. 

Street level view of East Marginal Way S, showing green painted area of bike lane.
  • We’re utilizing the outcomes of the Reconnect West Seattle Survey – thanks to the over 17,000 of you who stuffed it out! – to study and plan for what it’s worthwhile to show you how to shift your journey patterns. 
  • As a part of this, our Bike Network Prioritization Process goals to fill gaps in our present bike community in West Seattle so extra individuals really feel secure and empowered to bike commute, if in a position.  
  • This course of allows the bike neighborhood to steer and prioritize initiatives to finest mitigate the impacts of the bridge closure and detour routes.   

Particularly now, individuals who stay, work, and go to Seattle want secure, wholesome, and inexpensive choices to get round. These refreshed protected bike lanes be part of our different latest protected bike lane initiatives (like the new 4th Ave protected bike lane!) to assist individuals journey safely and effectively whereas we make progress to restore or change the West Seattle Bridge. 

Take a peek down under for some more information that will help you navigate in and round Seattle by bike:

https://www.frebike.com

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