Reminder: Bike2Health Open House set for Thursday

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Bike 2 Health mapThe City of Edmonds is hosting a public meeting regarding the new Bike2Health project — aimed at increasing bicycle connectivity in the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace — on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 5-8 p.m. in the gym at College Place Elementary (20401 76th Ave .W, Lynnwood.

All three cities are participating in Bike2Health, which strives to make bicycling safer and improve access to health and wellness choices, according to a city announcement. Learn about the new bike lanes, where they are and what they connect to, and when they will be built. The preliminary design plans for this project have recently been finished, with the goal of completing critical bicycle missing links in the regional bicycle map (connecting Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, and Edmonds).

The new bike lanes are proposed on 212th Street Southwest from 84th Avenue West to 72nd Avenue West and on 76th Avenue West from 220th Street Southwest to 196th Street Southwest. Pavement striping modifications will result in the following changes at certain locations: (1) reduction in width of travel lanes; (2) road diets (four-lane to three-lane conversion with two-way left turn lane); and (3) removal of on-street parking and addition of two-way left-turn lane.

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