What's Up The Broadway Cycletrack?
|Every time I am up in Capitol Hill I like to droll about all the work being done for the Streetcar and cycletrack. Usually we take a look at the work and I snap a picture. So, I actually have a lot of pictures of us looking at the progress. Most recently I was up on the hill and noticed that it looked more complete than usual. So, I took a picture and tweeted to Seattle Bike Blog. What is stopping me from biking on it now that it looks semi complete? Here is our conversation:|
@seabikeblog what is stopping me from using this on Broadway? I know it's not done. pic.twitter.com/mEMFM3Cfvs
The conversation ended with a tweet from SDOT, you know the Seattle Department of Transportation.
— seattledot (@seattledot) October 10, 2013
So, if their answer if Kayne West then I took it as a GO GO, ride on it Shirley! So, I snapped pictures and was slightly annoyed by some of the cars parking on my turf.
|Broadway/Madison looking southeast (FYI the paving has been fixed)|
|Paving and more construction, people in a car are crying about lack of parking|
In any case, while taking a good hard look at this new bike way I found spots that would probably freak me out a bit. See that gas station? It worries me that someone in a hurry to fill up on oil will make a turn in to a person on the cycle track. Little did I know at the moment that it was going to be painted co-op green. You know the same green on all those collectives we see on Rainier Ave for all the "sick people".
|Woosh, we made it past the gas station without being killed|
|Jimmy Hendrix is to my right, hello there!|
|Riding north on Broadway. Hello Central CC|
So far, I see a lot of paint and hope that those permanent barriers are put up before people park their cars in these lanes. This was taken last week so I will keep and eye out and drool. Although on an interesting note, after I tweeted this I saw people biking on it. The next day SDOT was out there with trucks and taking a look at the lanes.
I can't wait until this is done!