Active Connections: Madison Street
The City of Everett is considering building one-way buffered bike lanes along the curb of both sides of Madison Street as a part of the 2023 street resurfacing project. Please watch the video and visit the tabs below to learn more.
As part of the 2023 street resurfacing project and Everett’s Bicycle Master Plan, the City of Everett is considering building one-way buffered bike lanes along the curb of both sides of Madison between the Interurban Trail and Gateway Terrace. To build these buffered bike lanes, the City proposes removing all on-street parking on Madison Street between the Interurban Trail (at Commercial Avenue) and Gateway Terrace near Sievers-Duecy Boulevard.
The goal of the proposed project is to make it safer and more comfortable to bike on Madison, connecting bicyclists to the Interurban Trail, the upcoming Fleming Bicycle Corridor, and Sievers-Duecy Boulevard. Building buffered bike lanes would make Madison a safer, more protected bike facility, creating a multimodal transportation connection that accommodates a wide range of abilities, confidence and comfort levels of bicyclists.
Street resurfacing is scheduled for Madison Street in the summer of 2023. Crews will grind down and remove old pavement, install new traffic signal detection wires, and repave and restripe roadways. Currently there are intermittent four-foot-wide striped bike lanes on both sides of Madison and intermittent on-street parking. Everett’s Bicycle Master Plan gives the existing bike lanes on Madison a fair rating, which means that these facilities are generally considered too narrow for the traffic volumes on the particular street to be convenient for bicycle travel.
Where there are no bike lanes on Madison, the Bicycle Master Plan proposes building bike facilities as a connection priority, or highest priority, proposed project. Connection priority proposed projects complete gaps in Everett’s existing bike facilities, helping to create a complete network by connecting existing facilities to each other.
March 17 - April 18, 2022: Community survey open
Summer 2023: Project construction