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New bike lanes on Union and bike boxes on Madison

SDOT is in the process of painting new bike lanes on Union Street from Broadway to 14th as noted on the attached drawings. More exciting though are the bike boxes that will soon be painted on Madison Street at 12th Avenue.

A bike box is located right behind the crosswalk at intersections and allows bikes to pedal ahead of cars waiting at red lights. Bikes waiting in front of cars are much easier to see and hopefully a lot less likely to get hit by cars taking right turns on the red lights.

Example of a bike box in Portland

Looks like more bike boxes are planned for Pine Street at 12th. Check out the Seattle Bike Blog for more info on other bike boxes coming in around Seattle.

Union-Madison bike lane map

Union 13th 14th bike lane map

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