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Dangerously short walk signal at Alaskan Way and King

When I went down to walk around on the Viaduct Saturday, I encountered this extremely short walk signal at Alaskan Way and King St. This intersection connects the old waterfront trail with the newly-opened Alaskan Way Trail, so it is … Continue reading

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PI: Top five spots where people biking and driving collide

The Seattle PI has tracked down the five spots in Seattle where the most bicycle-car collisions have occurred in recent years. NE 45th Street in front of Dick’s took the top spot, which may surprise some. But I fear that … Continue reading

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Roundup of recent calls for safer streets

There have been so many great calls for safer streets from people all over the city recently that I have had trouble keeping up. This is, of course, a great problem to have! Here’s a quick roundup of a few … Continue reading

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We have reached a turning point in Seattle bicycle safety

What started as a couple deaths after a long stretch with very few has turned into a devastating couple weeks on our city’s streets. After the third death on Seattle streets since July, one question has been on the minds … Continue reading

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Bike incident press from Bizarro World … I mean the Netherlands

Streetsfilms posted this video, which clearly leaked through a dimension split of some kind. It comes from a parallel universe where a moment of reckless driving that almost seriously injures some cyclists spurs public outrage and a series of angry … Continue reading

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Why giving away bike lights makes sense

Having a front-facing bike light can greatly reduce a rider’s chances of being struck in many of the most common types of car-bike collisions. The rate of collisions goes up significantly at night, and a common response from drivers who … Continue reading

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The ‘Vision Zero’ philosophy of traffic engineering puts safety above all else

Bike Portland published an interesting Q&A with Peter Jacobsen, a public health researcher who pushes a philosophy of traffic engineering that focuses on reducing traffic deaths first. This concept, “Vision Zero,” should not be a revolutionary idea, but it is … Continue reading

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‘Safety in Numbers’ should be our loudest bicycle safety cause

The evidence is piling up that the absolute best way to improve bicycle safety is by increasing the number of riders. It’s not helmets, it’s not bike lights. In fact, the new riders don’t even need to be experienced riders. … Continue reading

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After Mercer Island road changes scrapped, another teen is hit by car

Ira Appleman ran for the Mercer Island City Council with his opposition to changes to Island Crest Way as the key to his campaign. He lost. The council originally voted to go ahead with the controversial road changes, which would … Continue reading

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First Hill Streetcar and bike track visualization

SDOT released this video of a potential design of Broadway with the new streetcar and bicycle track. Now, it’s important to remember that there will be parking in those lanes next to the bike track, so try to imagine every … Continue reading

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