Archive for the 'Roads' Category

2nd Ave Bikeway

I Don’t Like the 2nd Ave Bikeway

Posted on September 8th, 2014 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

It’s a bit out of my way, but I took a detour this morning and rode into work along the entire length of the new 2nd Ave bikeway, which opened.. read more

Foggy street with leaves

Seattle’s Unclean Streets

Posted on December 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Commuting, Laws, Roads

Here’s another gripe about Seattle’s lack of bike infrastructure – or really, its lack of attention to the basic blocking and tackling of running a city. In a city of.. read more

Pothole C (2)

A Note to Drivers from an “Aggressive Cyclist”

Posted on November 8th, 2013 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

Really, KIRO7?  An investigation of “aggressive” cyclists? Must be troll week.  But I’ll play along. Apparently, “aggressive” cyclists are out flipping off drivers, running red lights and riding too close.. read more

Bikes Merge with Traffic

Safety in Numbers?

Posted on August 30th, 2013 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

Does having more riders on the road mean things are safer?  Probably, once you reach critical mass.  But there’s a difficult middle stage, where more cyclists make it more dangerous. .. read more

hidden stop sign

Where’s the Stop Sign?

Posted on May 27th, 2013 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

So my wife and son were driving home today when they smashed up the car pretty bad. They’re fine. The car, not so much. They were driving on 12th Avenue.. read more

bike lane

Bike Lanes v. Vehicular Cycling?

Posted on May 17th, 2013 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

I make no bones about being a proponent of vehicular cycling. But that’s not to say I wouldn’t embrace riding like a coddled child in a secure bikeway if my.. read more

Cycling Death at the Olympics

Posted on August 1st, 2012 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

News today that a cyclist died in a collision with a media bus at the London Olympics.  As told in this very affecting eyewitness account from Reddit, it was a.. read more

“Bikeable Cities” and Bike Lanes

Posted on May 19th, 2012 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

Seattle was recently ranked #7 in the nation for “bikeability.”  While we can all collectively pat ourselves on the back or bemoan the fact that we finished behind DC and.. read more

Taking the (Residential) Lane

Posted on May 10th, 2012 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

The last mile or so of my commute home is through the residential portion of Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Like many residential neighborhoods in Seattle, the streets on Capitol Hill are.. read more

Still Cold

Posted on March 19th, 2012 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

I was commiserating with a bike commuting friend yesterday about the sorry state of Seattle’s roads in the winter – between the potholes and road grit, it’s a dirty, bumpy.. read more