Dozens of bicyclists in Bellevue showed up at City Hall upset Monday night they could lose their right to bike on a bridge. The Bellevue Bridge Commission said bicyclists delay motorists from crossing the toll bridge at 370 and Old Towne at a normal rate.
The commission said it also poses several safety concerns, because there is no bike lane.
Bicyclists are upset though because the only other way to cross the river – is six miles away.
Bicyclist Kent McNeil said “I would argue six miles south on a bicycle delays that person a lot more than it delays a motorist to follow a bicyclist across the bridge.”
Supporters of bikes also noted bikes help drive economic stability in Bellevue, allow for lower oil dependency, decrease pollution, and help fight obesity.
The commission said a vote will happen at a later date.