Amazon.com’s planned three-block campus on the northern edge of downtown Seattle is making headlines again, this time for an amenity intended to make it easier for bicyclists to move through the streets.
The company is proposing to build dedicated “cycle tracks” on Seventh Avenue for a two-block stretch through the new campus, as reported by the Seattle Times. Updated planning documents filed with the city show these 7-foot-wide cycle tracks running on both sides of the street, separated from cars by a tree-lined berm.
This could become a showcase for efforts by city planners to create these types of cycle tracks throughout the city. The Times reports that the company will also provide 400 bike stalls in each of the towers in the complex, three times as many as the city would require. This could be a potent perk in Amazon’s recruiting efforts.
Amazon previously unveiled plans to construct a new biosphere structure as part of the complex. Construction of the complex will happen in phases, with the first tower slated to open as early as 2015.