What’s in the revised Bicycle Master Plan implementation schedule for West Seattle, and what’s not

Tuesday afternoon, the City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee gets a briefing on what SDOT sees as priorities for the Bicycle Master Plan over the next five years. The recalibration is linked to the downscaling of what SDOT expects to accomplish in the remaining years of the Move Seattle levy. Looking ahead to tomorrow’s 2 pm meeting, we read the new BMP Implementation Plan to see what’s in it, and not, for West Seattle.

That’s the “South Sector map” featured on page 20 of the new Implementation Plan.

The plan lists these West Seattle projects – with different types of bicycle facilities – as planned for this year through 2024.

Project #8, High Point Loop (for Safe Routes to School), this year
Project #14, Avalon/35th, under way now and to be completed next year
Project #23, Highland Park connection, (for Safe Routes to School), next year
Projects #10 and #27, West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway, to be finished next year
Project #31, “35th SW alternative – Camp Long connection” to be complete in 2021
Project #55, Delridge Multimodal Corridor (the RapidRide H conversion), to be complete in 2021
Project #70, North Admiral connection (to the West Seattle Greenway), TBD for construction but “planning has begun”

The Implementation Plan also includes, starting on page 49, a list of “projects removed since 2017 implemntation plan.” They include a mile-plus of protected bike lane planned fo Fauntleroy Way, another third-mile stretch that was part of the Fauntleroy Boulevard project (on hold awaiting light-rail planning). Also, one mile of protected bike lane on SW Roxbury was shelved along with the repaving (now on hold until at least after 2024), and a 1.2-mile stretch of bike lane on Myers Way S. was dropped.

One other West Seattle mention in the plan – on page 15, speed-hump replacement is planned this year on 17th and 21st SW stretches of the Highland Park/Delridge greenway.

Tomorrow’s meeting at City Hall will include public comment; it’ll also be viewable via Seattle Channel.

13 Replies to "What's in the revised Bicycle Master Plan implementation schedule for West Seattle, and what's not"

  • Jbob June 17, 2019 (10:28 pm)

    So what is the cost for this ?

    • WSB June 17, 2019 (11:42 pm)

      Specific price tags are not in this doc; again, these aren’t new proposals, so you could go back and look at original estimates. There is a “cost tier” assigned to each project.

  • chemist June 18, 2019 (8:10 am)

    Oh, so that plan to put protected bike lanes through the Alaska junction on 42nd looks to be back.

    • KM June 18, 2019 (9:18 am)

      I don’t believe there ever was a plan to do this. It’s still slated to be a Neighborhood Greenway https://www.seattle.gov/transportation/projects-and-programs/programs/greenways-program/west-seattle which unfortunately for cyclists, isn’t much infrastructure at all, and definitely not a PBL.

      • chemist June 18, 2019 (9:40 am)

        The North Admiral Connection (and the dotted line on the picture in this story) indicate a bike lane on 42nd from Edmunds to Genesee.  All options on the boards from a year ago included post protection from Edmunds to Oregon on one or both sides and removed the center turn lane between Edmunds and Alaska.  https://www.seattle.gov/Documents/Departments/SDOT/Greenways/NAdmiral_boards_combined.pdf

        • WSB June 18, 2019 (9:56 am)

          Also, on page 23’s chart, the North Admiral project is denoted with PBL/NGW.

        • KM June 18, 2019 (10:43 am)

          Ah, was thinking of the first half of the greenway already designed/in construction from Roxbury to Edmunds (which is not great design.) I had not seen any of the boards from the northern route yet. Hope they do keep the PBL for those few blocks moving forward.

  • Peter June 18, 2019 (8:31 am)

    It’s the Durkan process: obstruct, downscale, delay, repeat. 

  • Jns June 18, 2019 (10:21 am)

    I know it’s not specifically west seattle but it would be fantastic to have a nice separated biking lane down the industrial stretch between the bridge and the separated stadium path. It can be scary dangerous to ride there. 

  • trickycoolj June 18, 2019 (10:34 pm)

    It sure would be nice to have safe EAST WEST connections south of the junction… dare I suggest to the southern bridges?  Duwamish corridor? No?

  • Brian June 19, 2019 (10:07 pm)

    West Seattle needs a velodrome. 

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