Program funded: December 2014 – December 2017
Program Update for August 2016
Construction Starting in Lynnwood
After a year of design work, the City of Lynnwood recently awarded the contract to implement bike lane improvements and roadway channelization to Colacurcio Brothers Construction. Improvements in Lynnwood include wayfinding signage and north/south connector routes on:
- 48th Avenue West, from 200th Street SW to 188th Street SW
- 52nd Avenue West, from 212th to 208th
- 200th Street SW, from 50th Avenue W to 48th Avenue W and 68th Avenue W to SR 99
- 212th Street SW, from SR 99 to 63rd Avenue W
Construction began mid-August 2016 and should be complete in October.
The cities of Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace will follow on the heels of Lynnwood, with construction scheduled for next summer. Both cities’ projects are at 90 percent design. Take a look at our series of maps and photo simulations showing where all Bike2Health improvements will occur.
Quarterly Bicycle Counts Continue
We continue to conduct bicycle counts to understand how many people currently ride bikes in the streets where the improvements will be located. The three cities will also conduct counts after construction is complete in order to determine how the new routes affect ridership. These counts will occur quarterly until April 2017. The most recent round of bicycle counts was scheduled for August 23–25 at the following locations:
- 76th Avenue W & Olympic View Drive – Edmonds
- 9th Avenue S & Walnut Street – Edmonds
- 76th Avenue W & 212th Street SW – Edmonds/Lynnwood
- 52nd Avenue W & 212th Street SW – Lynnwood
- 200th Street SW & 48th Avenue W – Lynnwood
- 68th Avenue W & 200th Street SW – Lynnwood
- 56th Avenue W & 230th Street SW – Mountlake Terrace
- 80th Avenue W & 224th Street SW – Edmonds
New Bicycle Lockers
The Verdant Health Commission allocated $20,000 to fund bicycle lockers in the Bike2Health network. The City of Lynnwood will work with the Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group (EBAG) to determine locker locations and types. Lockers will be installed once the Bike2Health Project is complete.
The cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace are working together to improve access to health and wellness choices within their communities, make bicycling safer, and increase connectivity by completing 11 critical missing links of the regional bicycle network. This collaboration, called Bike2Health, is funded by a grant from the Verdant Health Commission.
Once complete, Bike2Health will create a regional bicycle network establishing several key north/south and east/west corridor routes and connecting major destinations (colleges, civic centers, employment centers, the Interurban Trail, etc.) and transit hubs (the Edmonds Ferry, the Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace transit centers, and Swift bus rapid transit stations). In total, roughly ten miles of bicycle network will be connected or improved by installing shared lane markings, bicycle route signage and about six miles of new bicycle lanes.
The goals of Bike2Health are to:
- Increase ridership and improve safety for bicyclists throughout the three cities.
- Reduce barriers to bicycling by providing end-of-trip facilities like bicycle parking and by improving wayfinding signage.
- Raise awareness about the benefits of bicycling and provide bicycle safety education to the community.
Bicycling, for either transportation or recreation, provides residents in the project area with more opportunities to stay physically active and pursue healthy lives. Bike2Health aims to help improve the health and well-being of community members.
A major component of Bike2Health will be engaging the communities throughout planning and design, while also conducting public education and outreach about bicycle safety, benefits, maps and routes. Community members will be able to participate in a number of activities such as bicycle training events and bicycle rodeos.
Collectively, the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace have completed 23 miles of bicycle network over the past decade; however, many of these have been constructed separately by each city. This has resulted in a non‐continuous, segmented bicycle network. This segmentation is one reason cited by residents for choosing to use other methods of travel.
To help encourage new cyclists to use the network, Bike2Health will also install bicycle wayfinding signs along the major bicycle routes to guide users to key destinations within Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Mountlake Terrace. In addition, new wayfinding and route signage will be installed along the Interurban Trail to help users navigate through missing segments and find the best routes from the trail to major destinations.
Check back often for project updates and news about upcoming events and activities. You will have opportunities to provide your input during the design phase, as well as learn more about the bicycle network and bicycle safety throughout the program and into 2019.
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- View the project fact sheet
- View the project area map
- Corridor Route Map
- Bike Usage Counts Information
Bike2Health is a partnership between:
- City of Lynnwood
- City of Mountlake Terrace
- City of Edmonds
- Verdant Health Commission
- Community Transit
Bike2Health is supported by:
- Stepherson & Associates Communications