EVERETT, Wash. – Everett’s Bicycle Master Plan is now 10 years old and the City of Everett has made significant progress in building many bicycle amenities since the plan was adopted in 2011.
Since beginning implementation in 2011, the City has built 24 miles of bicycle facilities. This year, Everett Public Works will add nearly 3 miles of bicycle and wayfinding symbols during the summer street paving project and is currently designing an additional 12 miles of bicycle/pedestrian facilities.
“The plan guides our work on every road project we do and we’ve made significant progress implementing it over the last 10 years,” said Christina Anna Curtis, Everett’s non-motorized transportation coordinator.
Everett’s 2011 Bicycle Master Plan, developed with a 30-year timeline, has these key priorities: connectivity and wayfinding; safety and suitability; and accessibility and community need. To make the plan a reality, the City seeks funds from many sources and coordinates with partner agencies to improve connections to bicycle facilities beyond Everett.
Bicycle facilities built during the plan’s implementation phase include the north/south bicycle corridor which connects Legion Park to the Interurban Trail, including the Hoyt streetscape which added bicycle lanes and bicycle boulevards (shared bicycle/vehicle lanes) on Hoyt Avenue in downtown Everett, and the Pacific Avenue to Interurban Trail bicycle safety corridor that built bicycle boulevards on Hoyt Avenue between Pacific and 41st and wayfinding signs from Pacific Avenue to the Interurban Trail.
Also built since 2011 are additional north/south connections including the Everett Station bicycle connection to 41st, the 112th Street bicycle connection that completed a bicycle corridor between Airport Road and SR 527, bicycle lanes on 36th between Broadway and Smith Avenue, and Interurban Trail safety improvements where the trail intersects with local roads, such as Beverly Boulevard.
Everett has more than 12 miles of trails, more than 8 miles of side paths, nearly 8 miles of bicycle boulevards and more than 52 miles of bicycle lanes. View a map of all bicycle projects the City has completed over the last 10 years.
For more information about Everett’s Bicycle Master Plan and the many bicycle amenities in Everett, visit everettwa.gov/bikes.