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Take a poll on bike lanes, "road diets"

August 18th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Few things have so engaged some of our readers as changes proposed for existing roads to, according to the city, make them safer and friendlier to bikes and pedestrians.

The changes suggested to Roosevelt Way Northeast have caused an uproar in Maple Leaf proper, and the ones to Northeast 125th Street to our north have been covered citywide.

Now the Puget Sound Business Journal has posted an online survey to gather an (unscientific) overview of what the public thinks.

Editor George Erb wrote us this morning to say: “The survey went up Monday morning on our home page and asks the question: ‘Are Seattleā€™s bike lanes making local reaffic more dangerous?’ As of this morning, we had 872 responses, with 60 percent of the respondents saying bike lanes are increasing risk. The survey will be up until Sunday.”

What do you think?

Erb has written a blog post on the issue as well. And PubliCola continues to raise the issue.

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