Friday, April 10, 2020

City's PROS Plan Deferred Due to Virus

Due to the  coronavirus pandemic the Mercer Island decided to postpone its park planning process (PROS) . Of particular interest to cyclists is how the $500,000 state grant to improve trail safety on the I-90 Trail through Aubrey Davis Park will be used.  This grant was sponsored by state senator and Mercer Island resident, Lisa Wellman, to fund improvements identified by the Aubrey Davis Park Master Plan. Its use is now under review by the Parks and Recreation Commission which will make recommendations to the City Council.  

While the PROS community survey is now closed, comments from cyclists are invited on Let's Talk Mercer Island.  

Monday, March 2, 2020

New Washington Safe Passing Law Now in Effect

As of January 1 a new 'Safe Passing" law went into effect in Washington State.  The law is designed to protect vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and bicyclists.  This link explains the law.