by Meghan Walker
As part of the city?s Bicycle Master Plan update, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is asking bikers for feedback. They?ve developed two tools to gather information: an online survey and an interactive map.
The survey asks users to highlight important bicycle issues and should take ten minutes. The map allows users to detail exactly where bikers travel, then prompts for feedback on which roads and intersections need improvements and which facilities work well.
SDOT says this is a great opportunity to find out how people currently use existing bicycle facilities and what residents would like to see for the future, as well as help us prioritize the issues most important to the community. The survey has been translated into six different languages ? Korean, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese and Vietnamese ? which are available at the same link, according to SDOT.
?It is perfect timing to launch the Bicycle Master Plan update, as May is National Bike Month and there is a lot of energy surrounding bicycling and its consideration to make it an even more viable mode of transportation,? said Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Chair of the Transportation Committee. ?I encourage everyone living and working in Seattle to participate in the update by filling out the online survey and providing input using the mapping tool.?