Take Action for Mercer Island Bike Facilities
The Mercer Island City Council is reviewing both an update to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities Plan and the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).
Please email your city councilmembers below for better accessibility on the Island.
The city's Planning Commission has voted to strip bike lanes and sharrows from the plan. And they are considering an ordinance that requires bicyclists to pull off the road for a single car.
There is also very little guidance on prioritizing the most critical safety projects in the TIP, or finding quick changes that can make a big difference.
Use this link to email the city council, and express your concerns. What projects do you think are the most important? You can read more about the plans here and here to help formulate your comments. Your elected officials need to hear from you or they will move ahead without planning and building for bikes.