Advocacy & Safety - Seattle/Ballard bike trail hazards
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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.
12-29-04, 02:33 PM
Hmmm. Didn't see it. However the Cascade forum can probably help you track down the info.
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.
01-07-05, 12:15 PM
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.
01-07-05, 12:19 PM
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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