Seattle’s Bike Master Plan needs work

Via Seattle Transit Blog, there’s an absolutely spot-on critique of Seattle’s Bike Master Plan by Bob Hall that everyone should read.

Call me nit-picky, but I was hoping that a Bicycle Master Plan would be, well, a little more master planny. So far everything in the plan is disjointed and piece meal: “Safety! Bike lanes! Education!” Those are nice ideas, but squishing a few good ideas together is not a plan. There isn’t a single section that attempts to answer questions like this: “How will a cyclist to get from the University District to Capitol Hill in a safe, continuous, easy to follow path with the least steep hills possible?” We have been talking about biking in Seattle for decades now and still nobody can answer this.

Now go read the rest, it’s great and quite constructive.