The Knox Court bicycle boulevard study is important to the active transportation network on the west side. Bicycle boulevards are a new, innovative type of bicycle facility that optimizes low volume, residential streets for bicycle travel. In other cities, implementation of bicycle boulevards, in combination with public outreach efforts, has been successful at attracting novice bicycle riders and new users into the active transportation network.
The Knox Court bicycle boulevard study complements other active transportation projects occurring in the west side. Knox Court from Alameda to Lakewood Gulch has been identified as a candidate for bike lanes, which would link the bicycle boulevard to the Knox Court LRT station. The completion of these facilities will create a backbone for the active transportation network in the west side, connecting neighborhoods to the FasTracks West Corridor, schools, parks, and businesses by bike or foot.