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Seattle Bicycle Master Plan

Implementation Plan 2015 2019



October 17, 2014





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Seattle Bicycle Master Plan Implementation Plan 2015 2019
October 17, 2014

Seattles Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) identifies projects and programs to be implemented over
the next 20 years in order to meet the goals of the plan. As part of this, the BMP calls for a
connected network that includes approximately 100 miles of protected bicycle lanes and nearly
250 miles of neighborhood greenways. The BMP also identifies programs such as maintenance
of existing facilities, bicycle parking, and programs to encourage more people to ride. The
projects and programs identified in this implementation plan, when fully funded and combined
with existing facilities, will result in nearly 35 percent of the protected bicycle lanes and 25
percent of the neighborhood greenways in the plan being complete, and will make significant
progress towards implementing other aspects of the BMP.

Contents:
1. Purpose
2. Updates and Reporting
3. Prioritization
4. Project Delivery, Program Delivery and Public Engagement
5. Funding Assumptions
6. Staffing
7. Guide to Appendices
Appendix 1: Project Delivery and Spending Summary
Appendix 2: Implementation Maps
Appendix 3: Project Lists
Appendix 4: Strategies and Programs

1. Purpose
This implementation plan describes the work that the Seattle Department of Transportation
(SDOT) and its partners will undertake to implement the Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) over the
next five years. The implementation plan will be updated every year and is intended to:
Serve as an accountability and reporting tool
Provide predictability for stakeholders by including a multi-year project list
Guide future budget requests

2. Updates and Reporting
Consistent with Council Resolution 31515, the implementation plan will be updated annually by
March 31 of each year. As part of the update, adjustments will be made to the project lists and
maps to reflect changes in project schedules, project types, and to add or remove projects. For
example, as noted in the BMPs project delivery discussion, after evaluating a protected bicycle
lane recommended in the BMP for a particular street, SDOT may determine that a different
facility type, such as a buffered bicycle lane or a parallel neighborhood greenway, would be
preferable. This type of change would be documented in the annual update.


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Also consistent with Council Resolution 31515, as part of the annual implementation plan
update, SDOT will prepare and submit to the City Council a progress report, reviewed and
endorsed by the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board (SBAB), covering the prior year's achievements.
SDOT will also provide updates to the City Council and SBAB every six months on the status of
projects, programs and actions in the implementation plan.

3. Prioritization
The project lists included in this plan were developed using the prioritization criteria and
methodology defined in the BMP. The BMP process includes quantitative scoring based on the
plans five themes. The themes and the weighting factors are:
Safety 40 points
Connectivity 25 points
Equity 20 points
Ridership 10 points
Livability 5 points

Based on these scoring criteria, the prioritization process assigns a point value to each project
segment. Projects are then grouped into priority tiers: Tier 1 is made up of the highest scoring
twenty percent, Tier 2 is the next twenty percent, and so on. The priority tier for each project is
shown on the project lists.

The BMP also provides criteria for qualitative evaluation, including:
Potential to leverage other projects
Policy directives
Community interest
Geographic balance

In addition to the quantitative and qualitative criteria, the BMP also identifies as near-term
priorities:
High-demand segments of the citywide network, specifically in, and connecting to, the
Center City area
Neighborhood greenways in all neighborhoods

Other priorities reflected in this implementation plan are:
Coordinating with other modal plans and resurfacing projects
Building network connectivity
Implementing programs

All of these factors were considered in developing the project lists for this implementation plan.
The project lists are organized by facility type, including protected bicycle lanes, neighborhood
greenways, other on-street projects, off-street (trails) and catalyst projects. The project lists
will evolve as some projects are accelerated or decelerated based on changing conditions or
opportunities. Project types may change within a corridor for example, due to grades or

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other constraints, a corridor might have a protected bicycle lane on one side of the street and a
buffered bicycle lane on the other.

4. Project Delivery, Program Delivery and Public Engagement
The project delivery process will follow the steps outlined in the BMP, which include evaluating
alternatives, conducting a Complete Streets review, applying the Race and Social Justice
Initiative equity toolkit, and engaging the public. The BMP established where bicycle facilities
are needed and what type of facility is appropriate. Public outreach and engagement going
forward will focus on soliciting community input to ensure that projects balance community
interests.

SDOT has developed an effective public engagement process for neighborhood greenways and
will adapt this process for other types of projects to be implemented as part of this plan.

The greenways process is built around two public meetings. Meeting invitations are mailed to
residents and businesses in the project area and sent to local media outlets and community
groups. At the first meeting, SDOT:
Describes Seattles safety goals
Defines the features of a typical greenway
Shares traffic data about local streets
Identifies general greenway route possibilities
Gathers input from community members

At the second meeting, SDOT:
Reviews project goals and objectives
Shares the most promising route and the proposed safety improvements
Gathers community input
Describes next steps

Following the second public meeting, SDOT designs and builds the project. During the design
phase, some additional smaller meetings may be held to address location-specific issues. Prior
to construction, SDOT notifies adjacent properties of potential construction impacts.

This process has worked well for neighborhood greenways and will be adapted for protected
bicycle lanes and other projects. Projects that are particularly complex may require additional
work with stakeholders but the goal is to be able to take full advantage of the useful insights
and perspectives that result from good public engagement, while also meeting our ambitious
implementation goals.

The Second Avenue Protected Bicycle Lane Demonstration Project is an example of a project
that was identified in the BMP and quickly implemented with paint, delineator posts and signal
changes. By working collaboratively with stakeholders along the corridor, SDOT was able to
address issues related to loading, valet services and transit operations during design. Once the

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project was implemented, SDOT monitored the corridor and made rapid adjustments to
address safety and operational issues.

The strategies and programs in Appendix 4, including bicycle parking, education and
encouragement programs, maintenance, and others, will include public engagement as
appropriate.

5. Funding Assumptions
The work planned for 2015 and 2016 is fully funded based on the amount in the Mayors
Proposed Budget, combined with projected funds to be carried forward from 2014, and
anticipated grants. For 2017 and beyond, the difference between estimated costs and total
funding is shown in Appendix 1. Bicycle Master Plan implementation has historically been
funded largely by the Bridging the Gap (BTG) levy, which expires at the end of 2015. Actual
funding levels for future years will vary depending on the passage and priorities associated with
a replacement funding source; the funding assumptions and work plan will be adjusted in
future updates to reflect new information.

This plan assumes a mix of implementation strategies for example, some protected bicycle
lane projects will be implemented with paint and delineator posts and some will involve more
permanent infrastructure.

6. Staffing
The Bicycle Master Plan calls for SDOT to evaluate the need for a bicycle coordinator position
(Action 7.2.1). SDOT is addressing this by hiring an Active Transportation Program Manager to
develop, manage and champion a leading-edge active transportation program that benefits
users of all ages and abilities. The program manager will steer a matrix-managed team to
deliver projects, programs and encouragement strategies that increase the number of trips
accomplished by walking, biking and transit; increase safety and efficient mobility for non-
motorized users; create active public spaces; and advance the Citys greenhouse gas reduction
goals. The position was advertised early October and is being filled using existing funding and
an existing position.

SDOT will implement the projects and programs in this plan using a combination of existing
staff and consultants. No staffing changes beyond hiring the Active Transportation Program
Manager are planned.

7. Guide to Appendices
Appendix 1: Project Delivery and Spending Summary
This appendix includes a summary of neighborhood greenway and protected bicycle lane
project miles planned for implementation in 2015 through 2019, and a summary of planned
spending and available funding. The total cost estimate line includes new bicycle facilities, as
well as other projects and programs identified in this implementation plan such as bicycle
parking, bicycle facility maintenance, spot improvements, and other work to advance the
strategies in Appendix 4. Some projects that start in 2015 will carry forward into 2016.

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Appendix 2: Implementation Maps
These maps show the projects planned for implementation in 2015 through 2019.

Appendix 3: Project Lists
The project lists are sorted by project type and include each projects location, length, priority
tier, geographic sector, and planned implementation year.

As noted above, adjustments will be made to the projects lists and maps as part of the annual
update process to reflect changes in project schedules, project types, and to add or remove
projects. Project schedules can be affected by coordination with other projects, environmental
review, and myriad other factors. Project types may change based on the initial evaluation and
outreach for a particular corridor, and some projects may begin one year and continue into the
next.

Appendix 4: Strategies and Programs
The appendix shows the programmatic actions SDOT will undertake starting in 2015 and
continuing into future years. As part of the update and reporting process for this plan, SDOT
will provide progress updates and identify additional strategies to be addressed.





2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 5 YEAR TOTAL
% Network
Complete
Total Protected Bike Lane Miles 7.1 7.5 6.1 5.8 6.2 32.7 34%
Total Greenway Miles 12.1 3.9 15.7 11.6 8.8 52.1 25%
Total Miles 19.2 11.4 21.8 17.4 15.0 84.8
Total Cost Estimate
(1)
$18.2 $11.2 $17.6 $13.8 $12.4 $73.2
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 5 YEAR TOTAL
Funding from TC366760 BMP Implementation
BMP Proposed CIP Budget $6.5 $2.3 $1.2 $1.2 $1.2 $12.4
Estimated Carry Forward
(2)
$7.9 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $7.9
Anticipated Grant Utilization
(3)
$0.9 $3.1 $2.0 $0.0 $0.0 $6.0
$15.3 $5.4 $3.2 $1.2 $1.2 $26.3
Funding from Other CIP Projects - BMP Impacting Dollars
(4)
TC367070 - Cheshiahud Lake Union Trail
(5)
$0.5 $2.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $2.5
TC367250 - Neighborhood Large Projects $0.6 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.6
TC367240 - Broadway Streetcar Extension
(6)
$0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
TC367670 - PMP School Safety $0.0 $0.4 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.4
TC367330 - Waterfront Improvement Project
(7)
$0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
TC367420 - 23rd Ave Corridor Improvements $4.2 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $4.2
$5.3 $2.4 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $7.7
Funding from Other O&M Projects - BMP Impacting Dollars
(4)
Bike Share $0.6 $0.6
Anticipated Low Income Bike Share Grant $0.4 $0.4
$1.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $1.0
Total Funding $21.6 $7.8 $3.2 $1.2 $1.2 $35.0
Annual Estimated Funding/Cost Variance $3.4 ($3.4) ($14.4) ($12.6) ($11.2) ($38.2)
Cumulative Funding/Cost Variance $3.4 $0.0 ($14.4) ($27.0) ($38.2) ($38.2)
(1) Total Cost Estimate includes infrastucture and programs.
(2) This is estimated carry forward budget authority from 2014 into 2015 to continue constructing projects.
(3) $5M Center City Protected Bike Lane grant (status: recommended for award), $1M 7th Avenue Protected Bike Lane grant (status: $200K awarded, $800K recommended
for award)
(4) Dollars stated represent only the bike facility portion of each CIP project listed.
(5) Westlake Cycle Track Project - miles (1.24) are included in 2015; at this time there is some uncertainty around cost to complete
(6) Broadway Streetcar Bike Facilities - miles (0.57) are included in plan, costs and funding to be added when known
(7) Waterfront Improvement Project - miles (0.84) are included in plan, costs and funding to be added when known
Appendix 1
Funding Plan
Cost Estimate
Note regarding 2016-2019 BMP Implementation Funding: Historically largely funded by the BTG Levy, the future funding for this CIP project is unknown due to Levy expiration at
the end of 2015, and therefore is not included in this table.
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Appendix 3: Project Lists
Note that the Center City projects will be evaluated in 2015 and specific routing may change.
Primary Street
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WESTLAKE AVE N n 2 1.24 W Raye St to Valley St 2015
DEXTER AVE n 2 0.45 Mercer Ave to 7th Ave 2015
UNIVERSITY BRIDGE ne 1 0.35 NE Campus Parkway to Fuhrman Ave E 2015
N 34TH ST ne 1 0.23 Fremont Ave N to Phinney Ave N 2015
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PL NE/15th AVE NE ne 1 1.10 E Greenlake Way N to NE 62nd St 2015
ROOSEVELT WAY NE ne 2 0.35 NE 45th St to University Bridge 2015
NE CAMPUS PARKWAY ne 4 0.90 15th Ave NE to Eastlake Ave NE 2015
S DEARBORN ST s 1 0.76 Rainier Ave S to 5th Ave S 2015
RAINIER AVE S s 1 1.40 Ithaca Pl S to city limits 2015
8TH AVE S s 3 0.10 S Kenyon St to S Portland St 2015
DELRIDGE WAY SW sw 1 0.25 SW Andover St to West Seattle Bridge 2015
2ND AV ET S c 1 0.21 Yesler Way to S Jackson St 2016
2ND AVE c 1 0.81 Broad St to Pike St 2016
7TH AVE c 2 0.69 Dexter Ave to Union St 2016
PIKE ST c 2 0.43 2nd Ave to 9th Ave 2016
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S ROYAL BROUGHAM WAY c 3 0.15 E Frontage Rd S to Occidental Ave S 2016
E PIKE ST e 1 0.51 9th Ave to Broadway 2016
BROADWAY E e 1 0.57 E Denny Way to E Aloha St 2016
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PINEHURST WAY NE ne 3 0.50 Roosevelt Way NE to NE 117th St 2016
6TH AVE S s 3 0.41 S Forest St to S Spokane St 2016
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AVE W w 4 1.41 32nd Ave W to Thorndyke Ave W 2016
W EMERSON PL w 1 0.16 Gilman Ave W to 21st Ave W 2016
4TH AVE c 1 1.67 Cedar St to S King St/2nd Ave Ext S 2017
5TH AVE c 1 0.68 Spring St to S King St 2017
M L KING JR WAY S e/s 1 2.42 E Union St to S McClellan St 2017
VALLEY ST n 2 0.25 9th Ave N to Fairview Ave N 2017
DEXTER AVE N and ROY ST n 2 0.18 Mercer Ave to Roy St and Roy St to 9th Ave 2017
NE 40TH ST ne 1 0.41 Brooklyn Ave NE to 7th Ave NE 2017
8TH AVE S s 1 0.50 S Kenyon St to S Trenton St 2017
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S ROYAL BROUGHAM WAY c 3 0.34 S Occidental St to 6th Ave S 2018
6TH AVE S c 3 0.17 S Dearborn St to S Royal Brougham St 2018
ALASKAN WAY c 1 0.62 Broad St to Virginia St 2018
Protected Bicycle Lanes
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Note that the Center City projects will be evaluated in 2015 and specific routing may change.
Primary Street
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9TH AVE N and BELL ST n 1 0.70 Westlake Ave N to 7th Ave 2018
N 34TH ST n 1 0.34 Fremont Ave E to Stone Way N 2018
RAVENNA PL NE ne 2 0.17 NE 55th St to Burke Gilman Trail 2018
4TH AVE S and SEATTLE BLVD
S and AIRPORT WAY S s 1 0.51 2nd Ave Ext S to I-90 2018
12TH AVE S s 1 0.53 E Yesler Way to Golf Dr S 2018
AIRPORT WAY S s 1 1.37 S Spokane St to Corson Ave S 2018
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1ST AVE c 2 0.18 E Denny Way to Broad St 2019
SPRING ST c 2 0.49 Alaskan Way to 7th St 2019
SENECA ST c 2 0.61 Alakan Way to 9th Ave 2019
BROAD ST c 2 0.22 Alaskan Way to 2nd Ave 2019
ALASKAN WAY c 1 0.84 Virginia St to S Jackson St 2019
EAST GREENLAKE WAY N n 1 0.56 N 50th St to Kenwood Pl N 2019
M L KING JR WAY S s 1 0.39 S Holly St to S Myrtle St 2019
S JACKSON ST s 1 0.64 20th Ave S to 31st Ave S 2019
M L KING JR WAY S s 1 0.38 S Myrtle St to S Kenyon St 2019
M L KING JR WAY S s 1 0.65 S Walden St to S Oregon St 2019
M L KING JR WAY S s 1 0.59 S Kenyon St to S Henderson St 2019
SW ADMIRAL WAY sw 1 0.61 California Ave SW to SW Olga St 2019
Implementation Year Total miles
2015 7.13
2016 7.46
2017 6.11
2018 5.81
2019 6.16
Protected Bicycle Lanes (continued)
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Primary Street Sector Tier Length Project Extents
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E GALER ST e 1 2 E John st. to E Roanoke St 2015
17TH AVE NW nw 1 2.2 NW 90th St to Ballard Ave NW 2015
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Park Ave S/Martha Washington Park 2015
22ND AVE s 1 1.7 S Jackson St to E John St 2015
26TH AVE S s 2 1.3 S Jackson St to Rainier Ave S 2015
21ST AVE SW sw 5 4 W Sea. Bridge Trail to Delridge Ave SW 2015
43RD AVE S s 1 3.9
S Mt. Baker Blvd to S Henderson St
(3.9 mile long north-south greenway,
alternative to Rainier Ave S) 2016
E COLUMBIA ST e 1 1.21 Broadway to 29th Ave 2017
E Union St e 1 0.51 Broadway to 9th Ave 2017
SPRUCE ST e 1 3.5
Broadway to Eastlake Ave E
(3.5 mile long north-south greenway linking
First Hill and Eastlake) 2017
N 100TH ST n 1 1.10
1st Ave NW to College Way N / North
Seattle College 2017
NW 83RD ST nw 1 2.5 Loyal Way NW to Aurora Ave N 2017
S KING ST s 1 1.26 5th Ave S to 20th Ave S 2017
S SNOQUALMIE ST s 1 2.6 13th Ave S to MLK Jr Way 2017
34TH AVE SW sw 1 3 SW Roxbury St to 26th Ave SW 2017
MARION ST c 1 0.5 7th Ave to Broadway 2018
16TH AVE E e 1 2.8 Volunteer Park to Judkins Park 2018
1ST AVE NE ne 1 2.1 E Greenlake Way N to N 36th St 2018
S HILL ST s 1 1.7 13th Ave S to S Mt. Baker Blvd 2018
S MORGAN ST s 1 2.1 Beacon Ave S to Seward Park Ave S 2018
S FERDINAND ST s 1 2.4 Beacon Ave S to Lake Washington Blvd 2018
S DEARBORN ST / 29TH AVE e 1 2.8 23rd Ave S to E Madison St 2019
E DENNY WAY e 1 0.8 Broadway to 21st Ave E 2019
E PINE ST e 1 0.9 17th Ave E to 33rd Ave E 2019
N 36TH ST n 1 0.9 Fremont Ave N to Corliss Ave N 2019
NE 68TH ST ne 1 1.5 20th Ave NE to 50th Ave NE 2019
39TH AVE S s 1 1 S Myrtle Pl to S Kenyon St 2019
SW JUNEAU ST sw 1 0.9 48th Ave SW to 34th Ave SW 2019
Implementation Year Total miles
2015 12.1
2016 3.9
2017 15.7
2018 11.6
2019 8.8
Neighborhood Greenways
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Other In-Street Projects
Primary Street Sector Tier Length Project Extents
Implementation
Year
PHINNEY AVE N n 1 0.50 N 43rd St to N 50th St 2015
N 43RD ST n 3 0.11 Phinney AVE N to Fremont Ave N 2015
RAINIER AVE S s 1 0.11 Ithaca Pl S to Seward Park Ave S 2015
BEACON AVE S s 1 0.35 14th Ave S to S Holgate st 2015
SW ADMIRAL WAY sw 3 1.15 California Ave SW to SW 63rd St 2015
Off-street Facilities
Project
Sector Tier Length
Project Extents
Implementation
Year
Port Side Trail (west side) c 2 0.62 S King St to S Atlantic St 2015
Duwamish Trail (Portland Ave
S) s 3 0.56 W Marginal Way to 8th Ave S 2015
BGT "Missing Link" (pending
outcome of EIS process) nw 2 1.36 11th Ave NW to Chittenden Locks 2017
SR-520 Bridge Trail ne 5 2.18 Montlake Blvd E to Eastside of water 2017
Catalyst Projects
Implementation
Year
2015
2015
2016
Project title
Chelan Ave SW/W Marginal Way/Alki Trail/SW Marginal Way/Delridge ST/ SR-99 intersection - first
phase
University Bridge - north leg to Roosevelt Way NE/11th Ave NE and the University of Washington
S Holgate St across I-5
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Appendix 4: Strategies and Programs

The strategies from the Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) listed below will be advanced starting in 2015 and continuing in
2016 and 2017. The chapter headings refer to the chapter in the BMP where each strategy can be found.
Additional strategies will be added from the BMP during the annual implementation plan update process.

Chapter 4: The Bicycle Network
BMP Strategy Activity
4.1 4.6 Implement the bicycle facilities See project lists for projects that will be studied,
designed, and implemented in 2015-2019. SDOT will
continue to research and incorporate best practices,
partner with other modes, and develop educational
tools.
4.7 Implement upgrades of existing bicycle facilities Bicycle facilities upgrade projects will be identified
through BMP project prioritization, and through safety
corridor projects. Refer to strategy 7.3 and 7.13 for
related work.
4.8 Install bicycle detection at traffic signals in every
new bicycle facility, as well as with all street
replacement projects
SDOT will develop consistent bicycle detection
standards by bicycle facility type, inventory existing
detection on high priority bike facilities to determine
upgrade needs, and develop a prioritized work plan for
implementation.
4.10 Design all bicycle facilities to meet or exceed the
latest federal, state and local guidelines
This is SDOTs standard practice. In addition, the
update of the Seattle Right-of-Way Improvements
Manual will include bicycle facility design guidelines.
4.11 Improve bicycle safety and access at railroad and
rail transit crossings and parallel facilities
SDOT will conduct an inventory of all locations where
bicycle facilities cross railroad and rail transit (streetcar
and Link light rail) lines in 2015, and create a prioritized
list of spot improvement projects.
4.12 4.15 Multimodal Corridor development SDOTs Multimodal Corridors Development Program
will begin assessment of 10 corridors in 2014-2015.
These corridors are noted on the list of protected
bicycle lane projects that are being studied.
4.16 Update the curb space allocation priorities in the
Comprehensive Plan update
SDOT will work with the Department of Planning and
Development (DPD) as the Comprehensive Plan is
updated.

Chapter 5: End-of-trip facilities
BMP Strategy Activity
5.1 Update the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) bicycle
parking requirements
SDOT will work with DPD to review the existing
language and identify proposed changes.
5.2 Develop a bicycle parking implementation program SDOT will develop a methodology to identify and
prioritize high-demand locations for bicycle parking in
2015, and will complete a Client Assistance Memo
(CAM) for installation of private bicycle racks in the
public right-of-way.
5.5 Provide short- and long-term secure bicycle
parking at high-capacity transit stations, transit hubs,
and heavily-used bus stops
SDOT will partner with other agencies to coordinate the
development of long-term secure bicycle parking.
Chapter 6: Programs

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BMP Strategy Activity
6.1 and 7.9 Develop a bicycle safety education
program
SDOT will continue to build upon existing safety
educational and encouragement programs, and create
new programs. As part of this SDOT will:
Expand school bicycle safety education to two
more schools per year (12 total in 2015)
Assess feasibility and cost of including middle
school and high school roadway safety
education (as part of the School Road Safety
plan)
Research and assess the feasibility of laws
requiring that all driver training and drivers
license renewal processes cover bicycle
facilities and safety
Develop and distribute bicycle education
materials to encourage a wide range of current
and new riders throughout the city
Engage with Seattle Public Schools to continue
Safe Routes to School partnerships for traffic
safety education and encouragement of
walking and biking to school
6.3 Support improved access to bicycles and
encouragement of bicycling opportunities
SDOT will support access, education and
encouragement programs by working with existing
partners; Cascade Bicycle Club, schools, PTSA,
Neighborhood Greenways, West Seattle Bike
Connections, Puget Sound Bike Share, and others.
SDOT will also support Summer Streets and other
events that promote and encourage bicycling, and
provide funding to support bike share access.

Chapter 7: Implementation Approach
BMP Strategy Activity
7.1 and 7.2 Develop and strengthen procedures and
processes for bicycle project delivery
SDOT has a well-developed evaluation, design and
public engagement process for neighborhood
greenways. In 2015, SDOT will continue to use and
refine this process, and will adapt it for other projects
types such as protected bicycle lanes. In addition, SDOT
will:
Collect before and after data and complete
perception surveys
Developing guidelines for "pop-up" bicycle
facilities
Enhance data collection program by
incorporating new technology
7.3 And 7.13 Review bicycle-related collisions, collision
rates and frequencies over time and identify and
implement safety strategies. Improve bicycle facilities
as needed, based on performance criteria.
SDOT will build on the existing collision review program
and will:
Analyze bicycle-involved collisions per facility
type to identify trends, behaviors, and
engineering solutions

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Create a data-driven process to identify spot
and/or corridor improvement projects
Develop a prioritized list of spot improvement
projects
7.14 And 7.5 Create a multi-use trails upgrade and
maintenance plan. Negotiate maintenance
agreements with partners.
SDOT will develop a trails upgrade and maintenance
plan in 2015, which will guide future upgrades to the
multi-use trails.
7.10 7.12 Maintain on-street and off-street bicycle
facilities. Consider maintenance costs, procedures,
and long-term funding mechanisms are a part of all
new bicycle facility projects. Encourage people to
report improvements requests to SDOT.
To address maintenance, SDOT will:
Create life-cycle costs per bicycle facility to
better understand and gauge current and
future maintenance needs
Coordinate projects with Street Maintenance
Paving plan
Evaluate additional bike facility sweeping as
part of the SPU/SDOT street sweeping program
Complete 10 bike spot improvements in 2015
Continue to promote existing ways for people
to report maintenance and improvements
requests
7.17 Establish a broad-based funding approach SDOT will continue to research and pursue grants, and
other funding opportunities.

Other Related Strategies and Actions
Strategy Activity
Develop and implement a process to evaluate turn on
red restrictions, dual turns, and speed limit changes.
This will be addressed as part of road safety work
starting in late 2014 and continuing into 2015 and
beyond.


Program Deliverables
Program 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
5-year
total
Education (schools reached) 12 14 16 18 20 80
Bicycle Racks 225 200 175 150 125 875
Bicycle Corrals 15 20 25 30 35 125
Wayfinding (miles) 25 25 25 25 25 125
Spot Improvements 10 10 10 10 10 50