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    Seattle/Ballard bike trail hazards

    I saw a thing on the local news but I was on the phone and didn't really catch it all. I would have posted in the Northwest area but I didn't see one...

    did anyone else see this? basicly, commuters were mad and some even injured because the bike bath crosses over a train track at about a 45 degree angle. seems kind of dangerous for non-technically abled riders.

    as I was on the phone, I didn't even catch what channel it was on, we have 3 local news channels here.

    danger danger.
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    Hmmm. Didn't see it. However the Cascade forum can probably help you track down the info.

    http://www.cascade.org/Community/for...es.cfm?catid=6

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    We had this problem in Riverside, CA on Magnolia Ave. The tracks cross the road at about 45 degrees.

    (I just bunny hopped the tracks.)

    Sadly, a cyclist got her tire caught in the tracks, crashed and was killed.

    The city put in a short bike lane that loops off the main road and crosses the track at 90 degrees.

    A simple and relatively low cost solution to a dangerous cycling hazard.

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    I live in that area, and i know where that path is
    I think it is the myrtle edwards path, in interbay. I have fallen hard there and scraped up my legs.

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    Maybe they should take the McDonald's and Lawson City approach to bike safety: Ban bikes from the area and the cyclists will be safe.

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