Just in from SDOT – the full news release is ahead; note that the three pilot bike-parking areas are all outside West Seattle, but the department offers a way for you to propose one:
Working to support the city’s growing number of bicyclists,
the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will create on-street
bicycle parking in neighborhoods around Seattle. With a goal of having
one to two per neighborhood, the department will install these unique
bike facilities at three locations starting next week.
Taking the place of one to two motor vehicle parking spaces, on-street
bike parking will be filled with bicycle racks and surrounded by a
raised curb. Bicyclists can enter the parking area from the sidewalk and
each car-sized space will accommodate up to eight bikes.
This new program addresses the expanding need for bicycle parking and
is part of the ongoing implementation of the Bicycle Master Plan, which
seeks to triple the number of people bicycling in Seattle over ten
By mid February the new bike facilities will be installed:
● Mid block of Broadway E between E Harrison Street and E Republican
Street (by Broadway Market)
● At the corner of 12th Avenue and E Spring Street (by Stumptown
Coffee Roasters and Café Presse)
● At the corner of Woodlawn Avenue NE and NE 70th Street (by the
SDOT is planning additional on-street bicycle parking locations for
2009. For more information or to request bicycle parking in a
neighborhood, please contact the Seattle Department of Transportation at
(206) 684-7583 or firstname.lastname@example.org.