We already have some of these “floating” transit islands that protect bikes by allowing cyclists. These islands give cyclists a buffer between platform and sidewalk so that they smoothly bypass in-street transit. Where are these in Seattle? Right on Dexter Avenue N, and SDOT has considered other locations for the future.
Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.