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So think of this the next time you VOTE citizens of Seattle: To Whom are they being elected to represent You or Their best interests?
King Street Station looking like with all its renovations?
It's a good thing I don't drive through the city anymore--geez!
@13: Your idea to "just blaze a trail" could actually create more accidents in Seattle!
Seriously, City Hall really needs to ensure equal safety to pedestrians,
bicyclists, and drivers.
Aren't the New Mercer Mess and Tunnel to Nowhere bad enough
to make taking action a no-brainer?
The issue isn't about the failure to use seatbelts---it's about profiteering developers throughout Seattle and elsewhere currently getting away with not providing safe, covered alternate pedestrian pathways if sidewalks aren't accessible in construction zones.
This is indeed, a recipe for disaster and must be stopped.
Dallas currently leads the United States in traffic fatalities. I really don't want to see Seattle become #2 in that statistic.
But apparently, peds are good enough at judging risk to avoid it. The article makes no claim that people ARE BEING hit by cars.If they are being injured left and right, I hope the stranger sounds the alarm.
Right now this sounds annoying, not truly dangerous.
I basically agree with Dominic, though: isn't using a little common sense and prevention to avoid potential disaster wiser than waiting for a pedestrian-related fatality to really happen before anything changes?
♪♫ Single file,
Facing traffic all the while! ♪♫
(Of course, nowadays it's "Native American Style"!
1. Walking in the street is legal if there's no sidewalk and you're walking toward traffic.
2. "Jaywalking" is actually a term for illegally crossing a road, not walking in a road. Though we should probably come up with a name for that. Slog poll?