Reducing bicycle-car collisions is the 2nd most popular Soundoff discussion on the Seattle PI today. The discussion follows the release of Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan and a front page article stating that 900 riders have been injured in Seattle and 5 killed.
In the discussion you’ll find the standard arguments that cars are entitled to the road, cyclists must obey the laws, and pretty much drivers are idiots and cyclists are idiots. While, as huggers, we defer to the drivers are idiots view, I think the plan addresses much of the dangers for cyclists and cars in Seattle. Those dangers are demonstrated very well by Ghost Cycle, including a death that was close to Bike Hugger earlier this year.
After the jump, our ongoing coverage of this topic.
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