Posts Tagged ‘Bicycle Accidents’
The City of Seattle & King County shouldn’t blame the pedestrian.
In the previous post, we provided a glimpse of what the Seattle City Attorney argues to deflect responsibility about its design of the pedestrian crosswalk of the protected bike lane (PBL)at the University District transit island. This island is directly in front of the UW Roosevelt Medical building, where countless patients, employees, and visitors use…Read More
#BikeOnlyInsurance: Get insured before you get injured in a hit & run.
Did you know that bike-only insurance is available to all people who ride bikes in Washington State, even if you do not have a motor vehicle? Yes! It’s true. If someone hit you while you were riding your bike, you could still get coverage for medical bills and/or property damage with standalone bike insurance. This…Read More
Who needs AOC? WA senator for safer roads and rails
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…Read More
Part 1: Seattle street cars and bicyclists
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 to 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 drivers…Read More
Seattle’s latest transportation plan, “STP3”
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…Read More
Dangerous crosswalk for pedestrians: Roosevelt protected bike lane
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…Read More
Is your insurance company acting in bad faith?
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…Read More