If bicyclists would decide to follow the rules for pedestrians or for vehicles, there would be much less confusion on the roads. There are many intersections in Seattle where, as a driver, I don’t know what to expect from a bike rider who is either beside me or across the street from me [“Cyclist killed days before city to upgrade notorious bike lane,” Local News, Aug. 29].
At the intersection of 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 40th street, there are now dedicated bike lanes. The traffic light cycle goes green for all pedestrians and then green for north-south vehicle traffic and then green for east-west vehicle traffic. The are no right turns on red at all. The bike riders will go both with the pedestrian green and the vehicle green. If I am turning left, I have no idea what the bike rider coming towards me will do. I think if a law was enforced that bikes should follow the rules of one or the other, there would be far fewer accidents.
Joanie Rice, Seattle