SEATTLE -- The Seattle City Council recently approved a new 20-year bike plan.

The proposal calls for new protected bike lanes on Second, Fourth, and Seventh avenues. The city will have to eliminate some street parking or existing lanes of traffic to create those bike lanes.

Over the next 20 years, the plan calls for a total of 474 miles of new or improved bike routes across the city. The city plans to spend $20 million a year on these improvements.

Right now, only four percent of Seattle commuters ride their bikes, and the city wants to boost that number.

Related links:

City of Seattle Recommended Bicycle Network - Seattle Bicycle Master Plan Update 2013 (PDF)

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