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Why gap in bike lanes on Fremont Ave?

By Geeky Swedes · November 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Just the other day, we had to jump aside for a couple bicyclists who rode up the sidewalk in front of Pete’s Coffee. As you may have noticed, there are no bike lanes between 34th and 35th streets on Fremont Ave. Scott Henry wrote the Seattle PI and asked why there’s a gap there. After all, the rest of Fremont Ave. has bike lanes — some of them brand new — extending all the way to Phinney Ridge. But SDOT says there’s not enough room for bike lanes on that particular stretch, suggesting that bikes move into traffic, instead.

The bus stops on both sides of the road also complicates matters. Drag the photo above to take a look around.




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