SDOT needs to make S. Jackson safer for bicyclists

SDOT attempts to show the safest way "through" tracks for people on bikes.

In Seattle, do we need to resign ourselves to bike injuries? We have the right to ask for reasonably safe roads. This is the law. But why do we so rarely get this from our cities, towns, and the state? How many more injuries and catastrophic crashes for people on bikes are needed before SDOT…

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Confidential Pedestrian V. Car – $490,000

Picture of Fremont Bridge where Fleming Law pedestrian injury client suffered after car hit .

Seattle software developer was walking to his job, when a car hit him near the Fremont Bridge. He lost weeks of work and time to enjoy with his family for the entire summer and fall of 2019. After the injured pedestrian was taken to the hospital, his family contacted Catherine Fleming to represent him. Although…

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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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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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