Pedestrians, bikers and others are pushing for greenways – designated streets that offer safer ways of getting around without having to drive.
By Sonia Krishnan, Seattle Times staff reporter — Bob Edmiston was ready. He had his bike. He had his route to work at the University of Washington. So last February, he started cycling from his Madison Park home through the Washington Park Arboretum.
Here’s what he wasn’t expecting: getting almost killed at least twice a week. And developing a preference for aggressive drivers over distracted ones. (“At least I know the aggressive drivers see me.”)
Edmiston, 47, set out to find a safer way — away from the crowded, intimidating main roads, but still convenient enough to get to work in a reasonable amount of time. [Continue reading…]