Make Your Own Bike Box

Posted on November 5, 2010 · Posted in Commuting, Roads

Sure, Seattle has now added a few bike boxes, but until we get more, you’ve got to be ready to make your own.  How?  Ride through traffic to the front of the line and plop in front of the lead car at the front end of the crosswalk. Presto – instant bike box!

Not recommended for every intersection, but it’s great on one-way streets like WB Pine, where three lanes of cars are constantly switching lanes and diving into right or left turns.  Far better to be in front of that traffic than trying to navigate from behind or in the midst of it.