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September 9, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Bike lanes, bus islands and street traffic in Seattle

Bike lanes make everything worse

A recently added bike lane on 7th Street between Cherry and Marion. [Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times.]

A recently added bike lane on 7th Street between Cherry and Marion. [Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times.]

Since the installation of bike lanes, bus islands and lanes devoted to buses, traffic congestion has increased exponentially. We don’t need a study to prove this. Drive around Seattle, talk to drivers, look!

There is no bike culture. The number of bike riders is minuscule, but the increase in carbon emissions is significant. How long before this high-school-type fad is exposed as a failure?

This city does not have the geographic layout to accommodate large numbers of mythical bike riders. Only the bike riders, politicians and environmental extremists believe the emissions are being reduced.

Hugh Brannon, Seattle

 

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