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August 8, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Bicycle safety in Seattle

Safe routes needed for bicyclists

Seattle Police investigate the scene where a bicyclist was fatally injured in a collision with a semi truck in May. [Mike Siegel, The Seattle Times.]

Seattle Police investigate the scene where a bicyclist was fatally injured in a collision with a semi truck in May. [Mike Siegel, The Seattle Times.]

I was thrilled to see The Seattle Times’ editorial on bicycle safety. [“Seattle is playing catch-up on bike safety,” Opinion, Aug. 8.]

As a 64-year-old woman, I want to be able to bicycle safely to the grocery store instead of driving one mile to the QFC.

Supporting greenways and cycle tracks is a start to providing safe routes for bicyclists. I have had the opportunity to bike in Portland and Vancouver, and it was a joy.

I hope we can make Seattle a joy for biking as well. I look forward to the City Council showing its support for safer biking in Seattle.

Patty Lyman, Seattle

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