Notice something new at the east end of the low bridge? West Seattle Bike Connections president Don Brubeck shares the photo and update:
An SDOT crew was at the east end of the bridge this morning pulling wire to the new bike counter. Not yet operational, but they said “maybe today.” … This is the first I’ve seen it unwrapped. It looks like the one at the Fremont Bridge. I was bike 3,375 for the day over that one at about 7 pm yesterday. Maybe in a few years after some intersections and East Marginal Way are improved, we’ll reach that kind of total.
After the note from Don, we drove over the low bridge to check it out, and it seems to be operational – or, at least, its number display was illuminated. The bike counter is privately funded, as noted earlier this month by Seattle Bike Blog.
(UPDATE: We received two new photos late today – including this one from Don:)
(back to original story) P.S. The city’s first round of meetings on the draft Bicycle Master Plan update are over, but comments are still being accepted. Here’s what it envisions, eventually, for our part of the city. The plan is on the agenda for the next WS Bike Connections meeting, to which you’re invited, bicyclist or not, 6:30 pm July 2nd at Highland Park Improvement Club (12th/Holden).