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(*Fiets means bicycle in Dutch)

Our two member team spent several months in Groningen, The Netherlands, (on an exchange at The University of Groningen) where we collected data on the bicycle infrastructure success that this region of the world is renowned for. Working with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), our project brings designs of the Netherlands to our home, Seattle. We evaluate the design at four Seattle intersections: 43rd Ave NE and University Way, 7th Ave NE and NE 40th St., 25th Ave NE and the Burke Gilman Trail, and 34th Ave N and N Fremont Ave. Through background research, interviews, and observation, we assess the safety, and directness of these selected intersections using quantitative and qualitative measures. Based on this data, we suggest two alternatives for each intersection: one based on Dutch design which is novel to Seattle, and one of which is more practical and less expensive.