Cyclists soon to get safer routes

10-year plan calls for more than 200 miles of designated lanes


On her purple Huffy, 9-year-old Page Robinson isn’t intimidated by the other bicyclists rushing by with handlebars as high as her pink helmet — or the rumbling cars and trucks that have her ears ringing.

“I want her to feel like she can do this,” said Brian Robinson, directing his daughter through a five-way intersection at the south end of the Fremont Bridge. They were checking out her new two-wheeled commute to after-school gymnastics lessons.

Making bicyclists of all ages feel more secure in city traffic is a top goal of the city of Seattle, which will soon release the final draft of its Bicycle Master Plan for public comment.

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