• Cyclists, pedestrians find oasis in Seattle’s urban ‘greenways’

    by  • February 21, 2012 • Low Traffic Stress Bikeway Networks, Traffic Control • 1 Comment

    Will Rehoboth follow suit?

    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…]

    One Response to Cyclists, pedestrians find oasis in Seattle’s urban ‘greenways’

    1. William Furr
      February 22, 2012 at 11:50 am

      I loved riding on these in Vancouver. Even better, there they had diverters installed every few blocks, so that car traffic was forced to turn and go back to the main street, but there was a cut-through for bicycles and pedestrians.

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