Bike News Roundup: SDOT Baby

It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! Here’s some stuff floating around the web recently that caught our eye.

First up, a Seattle transportation wishlist in holiday song form by Laura Goodfellow:

Pacific Northwest News

Halftime show! Steve Carrell recently told Ellen about a time when a fan hit him with her car while he was biking:

National & Global News

This is an open thread.

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7 Responses to Bike News Roundup: SDOT Baby

  1. Willis says:

    Is anyone going to tell her that cracked/damaged sidewalks are the responsibility of the adjacent property owner, and not SDOT?

  2. Southeasterner says:

    @ cyclist and air pollution article

    You would think that American lawyers would catch on to the overwhelming evidence that cars are moving cancer boxes that trap toxic emissions, and we would see the type of lawsuits against auto manufacturers that we saw against the cigarette makers. The irony of course is that the push back against auto emissions in the rest of the world is largely based on overwhelming evidence from U.S. studies that date back to the 1980s that we continue to ignore (although CA does ban the construction of schools within a certain proximity to highways and arterials).

    Good to see the lawsuits are starting to happen across the pond in the U.K.

  3. Clark in Vancouver says:

    The open letter from The Sierra Club is really good. I love the term they use; “heckler’s veto”. I gotta remember that one.

  4. eddiew says:

    Goodfellow’s piece is great. A flat note: the CCC streetcar local capital funds would be much better spent on key segments of trolley bus overhead to improve Link connections, RR implementation, and sidewalks on frequent transit arterials that lack them; the 1st Avenue right of way would be better used by many more bus trips than the 12 per hour per direction of the costly streetcar. Bicycles must use caution around streetcar tracks.

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