Everett, Washington Embraces Biking With Buffered Bike Lanes – Bicycle Boulevards – Bicycle Friendly Driver Program

May 10, 2023

Events in Everett, Everett

Bicycle licenseBack in 2011 the City of Everett, Washington adopted a Bicycle Master Plan. It runs 133 pages and lays out the vision for a connected network around the city. Since that time City of Everett Engineers and Planners have kept asking the question, “Can we fit bike lanes in with our projects?” This year the answer is yes and as May is National Bike Month the City of Everett is announcing 7.2 miles of new bike connections for this year. Here’s a brief overview.

The City of Everett will construct three projects that will make significant progress on its bicycle network.

  • Active Connections: Fleming will build Everett’s first bicycle boulevard, a street with low motorized traffic volumes and speeds, designed to give bicycle travel priority. The project will create a new north/south bicycle boulevard on Federal Avenue, College Avenue and Fleming Street from Madison Street to the overpass of Mukilteo Boulevard at Forest Park and connect to existing bike routes to the north. Construction on Fleming will begin in May.
  • Active Connections: Madison will add buffered bike lanes along the curb of both sides of Madison Street as a part of the 2023 street resurfacing project that will start in summer.
  • Active Connections: Wall will create and upgrade pedestrian and bicycle connectivity from the Everett Station to the Angel of the Winds arena. Construction on Wall is expected to begin in late summer or early fall 2023.

These three Action Connections projects will add a total of 7.2 lane-miles of new bicycle facilities and 28 lane-miles of bike wayfinding on existing bike routes this year.

The City has also created a first-of-its-kind Bicycle Friendly Driver Program for both bicycle riders and vehicle drivers. It’s a pretty comprehensive guide to how to stay safe. You can check it out below.

Bike route maps

Click to check out turn-by-turn Bike Route tours.

Another feature bicycle riders in Everett, Washington may find useful is an interactive map of City of Everett Bike Route Tours. They take you turn by turn through a suggested route. You can bring it up on your phone and see the routes and determine if it fits your style as a comfortable or confident rider. Tours include a route that connects 16 of Everett’s neighborhoods, multiple park tours, a transit station tour and even a tour that connects all three golf courses in the City of Everett!

Finally Everett Transit will be holding a Bike Everywhere Day Celebration on Friday May 19th from 8 AM – 12 Noon at Everett Station. Here are the details.

Click to learn more.

May 19, 8:00 a.m. to noon, at Everett Station for community building, biking games, information on safety and biking infrastructure, and more!

Let us know that you’ll be attending this year’s event and learn more at EverettTransit.org/Bikes
The Celebration Station at Everett Station that will include:
– Bike Wheel Curling game
– 2023 Bike Everywhere t-shirts
– Prize giveaways
– Road cycling safety training
– Bike checks
– Information about new bike paths and trails that connect you to Everett and beyond
– Bike locker information
– and much more!
We are proud to partner with these local groups to promote cycling and biking in Everett and beyond.
– BIKES Club of Snohomish County
– Bike Index
– Community Transit
– City of Everett, WA
– Everett Fire Department
– Everett Police Department
– Everett Public Library
– Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop
– Snohomish County PUD
– Snohomish County Transportation Coalition

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My Everett News is a hyperlocal news website featuring breaking news and events in Everett, WA. We also cover City of Everett information and items of interest to those who live and work in Everett. It's written by Leland Dart a former Snohomish County based radio reporter born and raised in Everett.

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