Linden Avenue Project http://www.kplu.org en Cycle Tracks Offer Added Protection for Bicyclists in Seattle http://www.kplu.org/post/cycle-tracks-offer-added-protection-bicyclists-seattle <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the </span><a href="http://www.seattlebikeblog.com/2013/09/19/census-data-confirms-steady-climb-in-seattle-bike-commuting-driving-alone-now-below-50/ 10/30/13" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">number of bike commuters up 78 percent</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> since 2005, bike lanes in Seattle are packed.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But not everyone feels safe riding in close proximity to cars, having to worry about distracted drivers or collisions with car doors.</span></p><p>So Seattle planners are in the midst of an experiment—one they hope will make anybody feel comfortable hopping on a bike to get around the city. Seattle is building what are called "cycle tracks" as a way of making riding on the street more attractive to the novice or reluctant rider. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 10727 at http://www.kplu.org Cycle Tracks Offer Added Protection for Bicyclists in Seattle