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Old 12-29-04, 03:18 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-29-04, 03:33 PM   #2
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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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Old 01-07-05, 08:16 AM   #3
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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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Old 01-07-05, 01:15 PM   #4
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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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Old 01-07-05, 01:19 PM   #5
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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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