Sep 21, 2011
commented on A Simple Thing the City of Seattle Could Do in Response to the Death of Cyclist Robert Townsend
While I agree with the idea of adding signage to raise awareness of bicycle lanes, this sign, for the most part, does not convey any real meaning to a driver in terms of what actions they are supposed to take. This, like the bike lanes, are the result of poor user experience design. The city needs to take a fresh approach at designing the entire bike/car interaction using the same methods that are widely used in other critical human interactions and even software design. We can easily, and readily understand process flow and symbolic meaning in a silly app like Foursquare, but we have meaningless lanes and signage in critical municipal areas like streets. Needs to be more work here to make it better.