It’s great to get back on the road, and after my many years of sharing the road with cars, I luckily have never been injured. I believe that has to do with my understanding that no matter how many lights I have on my bike, no matter how bright the bike clothes, I can end up in a vehicle’s blind spot and it only takes a second. Let's all do our part to stay safe.
Drivers: Be on the lookout for cyclists and more pedestrians out. Avoid distractions such as texting, calling, or eating while driving.
Cyclists: Obey traffic signs, signals and road markings just like you would in a car. Avoid or minimize riding on sidewalks. Plan routes ahead of time and choose roads with less traffic, slower speeds and wide shoulders. Properly fit your bike helmet.
On February 2nd, we heard a staff update on the City’s Bike Plan, which will be updated later this year. The goal of the plan is to improve bike safety, enhance connections, address equity, and increase ridership. If you ride a lot, stay tuned. We’ll need your input on the plan to help identify which improvement projects should be prioritized.
If you haven’t already, be sure to bike the Sammamish River Trail and see our new pedestrian bridge at the Park at Bothell Landing. Happy and safe riding!