The City of Seattle is considering a number of new bicycle greenways to help reduce the number of cyclist accidents and injuries.

Seattle Builds First Bicycle Greenway In Wallingford This Fall

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After a recent rash of fatal Seattle bicycle accidents, and as more and more residents choose biking as a means of transportation, city officials, bicycle safety advocates, and citizens are working on adding more bicycle greenways to the urban area - with the first greenway on its way this Fall in the Wallingford neighborhood.


What is a bicycle greenway? A greenway is a residential bike route that gives bicycles and pedestrians a path that is safer to travel than the busier main roads. A greenway will often be outfitted with speed bumps, narrower portions of road, landscaping, and other features that encourage cars to drive slower and which give cyclists priority.


Currently, new greenways in other parts of the city, such as Beacon Hill, Ballard, and the University District, are being considered as part of Proposition 1, a proposal that would add a car-tab fee in order to raise funds for the project. Opponents of Prop 1 argue that more money should be going to other transportation projects such as bridge repair, road repair, and sidewalk installation.


What do you think of building more greenways in Seattle? Let us know in our comments section.


And remember: if you are in need of legal assistance regarding a Seattle bicycle accident and injury, contact Washington State personal injury attorney Andrew Kim.

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