SDOT Wants To Engage!

SDOT Engagement Map

Love SDOT’s Find It Fix It app? I do! Now, SDOT has rolled out its Engagement Hub. This is your time to make your voice heard.  My favorite it the interactive map that allows multiple folks to comment on known and hazardous road conditions. Try it! Document the issues with SDOT about problem spots.

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Who needs AOC? WA Senator for Safer Roads and Rails

Senator photo

Did you hear about the $13.8 million for Western WA to improve rail infrastructure and to prevent landslides? How about her discussion yesterday at the Spokane National Weather Service about improving fire forecasting tools?  In her mild mannered way, she’s successfully pushed for safer roads, rail and communities. Sure, AOC has a flashier way that grabs people’s attention. Maybe…

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Part 1: Seattle street cars and bicyclists

Accident photo at 14th & Jackson

If you ride your bike anywhere in Seattle, you know  about road hazards. Potholes, major elevation changes, and streetcar tracks are all bad news. These road hazards cause bicyclists fall before they can do anything to stop it. Aside from a stream of buses that often share bike paths, Seattle bicyclists must contend with cars…

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Seattle’s Latest Transportation Plan, “STP3”

Seattle latest transportation plan graphic

For years, the folks who aren’t crazy about bike commuters have complained about Seattle spending too much money, space and resources to its Bicycle Master Plan (BMP). The BMP has served as the main reference for SDOT to plan and design bike projects in the City. The goals were great and lofty. Let’s reduce greenhouse…

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Dangerous Crosswalk for Pedestrians: Roosevelt Protected Bike Lane

Traffic Fatality Trends 2004-2017 graph

Seattle recently reported its new and improved proactive approach to pedestrian safety (to use FHWA’s language.  Below are excerpts of a 2020 City of Seattle Dept. of Transportation (SDOT) report: …the number of overall traffic-related fatalities continues to trend downward. However, pedestrian and cyclist crashes have remained relatively steady. To meetthe growing demand while improving safety, the City…

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Is Your Insurance Company Acting in Bad Faith?

Claim Denied Image

When we make regular payments for our insurance premium, we believe that  our insurance company will be there for us when we need them most.  Right?  After all, isn’t that why we spend thousands of dollars every year on insurance? Like a friend, we expect our insurance company to respond in good faith. Unfortunately, when clients…

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