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$12 million a mile: Here’s how bike-lane costs shot sky high in Seattle

A cyclist is seen between a storm drain and an island with signs along the new and costly Seventh Avenue bike lane, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Seattle. Pictured is between Olive Way and Pine St. 206343

At present rates, the Seattle Department of Transportation says it might be able to afford only half the 50 miles of bike lanes promised in the Move Seattle levy approved by voters in 2015.

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