Getting east-west in Seattle is hard. The Madison Rapid Ride Plus corridor project could be a big improvement for Seattle, and make it easier for everyone to get east-west. Unfortunately, while the project's latest draft looks good for people who walk and take transit, it no longer includes a safe nearby bike route.
The Madison project, along with the other seven Rapid Ride Plus projects, was sold to voters as bringing improvements for people who walk, bike, and take transit. The levy promised to build "improved sidewalks and crosswalks to make it easier and safer to walk to the bus" and to construct "either physical separation between people biking from people driving on the street or create an alternative parallel route for people to bike."
Now the city is going back on its promises. The latest draft of the Madison project will not build a safe nearby route on Union St for people to bike.
Tell SDOT Director Scott Kubly and the Madison team: Keep the levy's promises and fund and build a safe route for people to bike as part of the Madison Rapid Ride project.
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