Did you know that Rainier Avenue South is 30 times as dangerous for cyclists as the Burke-Gilman trail—site of the city-identified "most dangerous" spot for cyclists in Seattle, the intersection of Northeast Blakely Street and 25th Avenue NE? That intersection has seen seven serious bike-car collisions in the last four years. Adding in the rest of the Burke-Gilman trail gets you to 35 major collisions a year. That sounds like a lot, until you consider that the Burke-Gilman sees between 2,000 and 2,500 cyclists a day. Rainier, in contrast, has about 140 cyclists a day—and 25 major crashes a year, according to the Cascade Bicycle Club, which did the analysis. That's an "exposure rate"—bike-nerdspeak for crashes per rider—nearly 30 times as high as the Burke-Gilman, a corridor of roughly equal length. The fact that Rainier is so dangerous is one obvious reason you don't see more cyclists on it—but it also makes the city's apparent decision to shelve a proposal to shrink a long stretch of Rainier from four lanes to three, adding bike lanes and calming traffic, all the more indefensible.