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Bike Runnel Added To 41st Street Walking Bridge

By master · January 13th, 2012 · No Comments

I always enjoy walking to the top of the walking bridge over Aurora Ave. on 41st St. and stopping right at the top of the Fremont-side stairs. You get a great little view of Seattle that includes Lake Union, downtown and the Queen Anne hill.

I imagine, however, it can be a bit of a pain for bicyclists to carry their bike up and down the bridge all the time. And apparently SDOT thought the same thing.

They’ve installed a runnel along the length of the bridge. Basically, a runnel is a track on a staircase that allows you to roll your bicycle with you as you walk up and down. It’s like a little ledge for your wheels to make life just a little easier.

The runnel is installed and now SDOT would like to know how it’s working for everyone. They’re asking for feedback and suggestions to be sent either by phone (206) 684-7583 or email (

H/T: Bill

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