The grass and saplings growing along the bike lane, in particular biking up the hill from downtown Redmond, have grown to the point of narrowing the usable lanes. This is dangerous in such a frequently used trail.
Get Around - Biking in Redmond
We want to hear your biking ideas, questions, and suggestions for enhancements. Whether you live in, work in, or visit Redmond’s 10 neighborhoods, we want to connect with you through IdeaScale and to have you be part of this ongoing, online conversation – Get Around.
Do you know of great rides through Redmond? Have you discovered an innovative biking tool in other cities? Does your bike commute include some challenges along your preferred route? Maybe your children are learning how to ride a bike and need a special environment to ride in while keeping their feet on the pedals. And, maybe you have a unique experience when riding through Downtown Redmond where you dine and shop. We are interested in hearing from and connecting with you about your neighborhood explorations and the experiences you have when you “Get Around” Redmond and other destinations on your bike.
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The City recently installed a bicycle wayfinding pilot project for Bike to Work Day, with the goal of encouraging bicycling by assisting cyclists in navigating the City. Prior to expanding the network, the City would like to hear feedback on the pilot project, located on West Lake Sammamish Parkway (south of 51st St) and Old Redmond Road (west of 152nd Ave). How did the bicycle wayfinding signs work for you?
Are there any plans to improve the Sammamish River Trail coming into and leaving the city hall area? These sections are heavily used and yet they are very rutted and some of the worst sections on the entire trail.
These videos gives a great explanation of the Dutch cycling infrastructure and how they're safer.
Lots of bike lanes are better than nothing, but what we really need -- especially on busy streets -- is a physical barrier separating bikes from car traffic. It is very difficult for motorists on a 2-lane road to give the requisite 3' of space when passing a cyclist, and cars drift over the line all the time.
I found these little Washington Bicycle Law Pocket Reference cards in a coffeeshop in Spokane. I thought it was a great idea and wanted to share it here. It includes several of the RCW regarding bicyclist rules, not the full text but a short interpretation of the rules with the RCW reference next to it. I found it informative not only for cyclists but also motorists sharing the road. This one looks like it was distributed ...more »
Do you feel a strong need to stick with traditional biking gear such as bike pants, saddle or messenger bags, gloves, and shoes? Or, do you bike in office and street clothes? What type of bike do you ride and does it limit the places you ride? Do you have additional gear that helps your biking such as a basket for groceries, seat for kids, tow-behind, or electric-assist? How do these help you use your bike for more ...more »
Do you bike in Downtown to have dinner or shop? Have you rented a “Community Blue Bike” from Marymoor Park and where did you ride? Do you prefer to use your bike for touring and recreating versus commuting and errands?
Where do you prefer and enjoy riding? What type of biking facility (trail, bike lane, etc.) is comfortable for you? What is Redmond’s best and not-so-best ride?
Do you or have you tried commuting by bike? How about running errands by bike? How was your experience? If you haven’t attempted these type of trips by bike, what discourages you from doing so?
You're doing a great job with all the bike lanes you're adding, but still many cars drive on the bike lanes which is dangerous for cyclists.
Painting all of them red or green can make drivers visually aware of the space they're taking.