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March 21, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Pedestrians at risk by motorists in Seattle

There have been a lot of words written about the conflict between motorists and bicyclists in the streets of Seattle [“Why are drivers so angry at cyclists?,” Opinion, Jan. 10].

How about motorists and pedestrians? I’ve walked a mile each way from the ferry terminal to my office on Fourth and Pike and back for four years. And I can say with absolute certainty that there has not been one day that either me or someone I’ve seen is nearly run down in the crosswalk by a car running a red light or simply in a big hurry to get through the intersection. The level of aggression and disregard for human safety is stunning.

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July 11, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Bicycle safety in Seattle

Licenses for bikers is the answer I’d like to respond to the letter from Douglas Brusig, who wondered if merely slapping a license on his bike would suddenly make drivers more careful around cyclists. [“Northwest Voices: Bikes and pedestrians,” Opinion, July 2.] No, Mr. Brusig, it’s not the application of the license that matters. It’s paying…

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