Freeway Fright ’07: Complacent commuters, beaucoup bicyclists

August 14, 2007 at 10:51 pm | In Freeway Fright '07, Transportation | 3 Comments

I-5 Construction Weekday 1, dreamy … Weekday 2, almost a rerun … but tonight, WSDOT sounds the alarm that Weekday 3 could be Nightmare On Spokane Street (and 1st, and Marginal, and 4th, and so on), noting chidingly that afternoon traffic volume today was up 10% in some spots from yesterday. So, we’ll be up early again Wednesday to commuteblog at least one more time. Meanwhile, not all increases are bad news … finally found anecdotal quantification of what we thought we were seeing, more bicyclists. (Photo below shows one @ 35th/Avalon this am.)

bicyclist35thavalon.jpg

3 Comments

  1. On a similar note, it also a viable option to walk from West Seattle to downtown on a day like this. It’s not the most beautiful walk and women should probably be in pairs, but I’ve walked the 5.5 miles from my home to downtown in around and hour and a half. Or alternatively, start walking, and then get to 1st, 4th, or the Busway and hop on a bus from there.

    Comment by RobertSeattle — 7:37 am August 15, 2007 #

  2. I’m seeing a bunch of cyclists too. Hopefully we’ll all learn a lesson from this indoctrination into alternative transportation and keep it up.

    Comment by Cy — 8:06 am August 15, 2007 #

  3. I used to ride to work infrequently – I can say I loved riding in to downtown in the morning, but coming home.. riding up Admiral Hill after a long day at work wasn’t something I relished… :-(

    Comment by RobertSeattle — 12:18 pm August 15, 2007 #

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