I recommend everybody head over to read the full article. It isn’t too long and they make some great points about all the advantages of a project like this. The part where they discussed speeds was especially interesting. I’ve heard many complaints about the speeding that takes place on 125th but I didn’t realize that “nearly 15% of vehicles are more than 10 mph over the legal limit.” It was also interesting to see just how many more pedestrian collisions at 40mph are fatal than 30mph.
Join us for the lively discussion in the comments and also take a look at the article that went up on Publicola, Battle Brewing Over SDOT Plan for Bike & Ped Friendly Redesign in N. Seattle.
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