Follow us:

Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

September 4, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Cyclist safety: Driver confused around cyclists

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

Comments | Topics: bicycling, transportation

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►