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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 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…

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August 20, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Amazon plans to accommodate bicycles

Superb example for Seattle businesses In my July 14 op-ed piece in The Seattle Times, “Building a Bicycle Renaissance in Seattle,” I specifically called on Seattle’s business community to support improvements in cycling conditions as evidence of their commitment to environmental sustainability, public health and the economic future of Seattle. Thus, I was pleased to read…

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July 29, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Bicycles in Seattle

No room on the road Riding bicycles is fun, healthy and nonpolluting. It would be even better if bicycle riding could help solve Seattle’s traffic problems. [“Around the Northwest: Full recovery likely for injured cyclist,” NW Sunday, July 28.] However, more bicycles on Seattle streets is proving to be an unworkable, maybe disastrous, solution. Seattle’s traffic…

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July 22, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Bicyclists in Seattle

Ideals collide with danger I disagree with Danny Westneat’s assertions about going the French route with bike-rental programs for Seattle [“Helmet-free Paris lights the way,” NW Wednesday, July 17.] Seattle is bike-riding hell, as far as I’m concerned, and helmets barely scratch the surface. Downtown road surfaces are rutted, full of parked cars, and rife with…

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July 22, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Bicyclists in Seattle

Cyclists pay their fair share I’m hoping the school-bus driver who complained about bicyclists breaking traffic laws is no longer in her job, because she is clearly either blind or driving with her eyes shut. [“Northwest Voices: Bicycle safety,” Opinion, July 14.] She insists she’s seen more cyclists breaking traffic laws than drivers. Really? There are…

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July 19, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Bike-lane buffer on Cherry Street

Guerrilla action was irresponsible Can this be real? A guerrilla bicycle advocate group redesigns a city street without a permit. [“Seattle embraces idea of Cherry Street bike-lane buffer,” NW Wednesday, July 17.] Merely a couple of days after this unauthorized citizen recharting of a busy downtown street’s traffic, Mayor Mike McGinn commissions his city engineer, Dongho Chang,…

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July 16, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Bicycles in Seattle

Editorial was delusional I just read John Pucher’s guest column, and I must make two points. [“Building a bicycling renaissance in Seattle,” Opinion, July 14.] First of all, maybe Pucher should read the letter in the next column of the paper that day. [“Northwest Voices: Bicycle Safety,” Opinion, July 14.] Secondly, where does he get off…

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April 29, 2013 at 8:04 AM

Puget Sound Bike Share expected to add 50 Seattle stops

Safety regulations must be taken into consideration Before we all get euphoric about 450,000 riders commuting merrily on their 500 bicycles, abandoning the alternatives of cars and buses, Puget Sound Bike Share executives first have to assure us of this program’s safety element [“Puget Sound Bike Share to roll out with 500 bicycles,” NWTuesday, April 23].While…

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