Official Seattle Bike Lane Buffer Prompted By Homemade Effort

Prompted by the unsanctioned creation of a bike lane buffer that was subsequently taken down, the city of Seattle has put the finishing touches on a buffer of its own making.  An anonymous group known as Reasonably Polite Seattleites had originally erected the buffer along Cherry Street beneath Interstate 5.  The group said that such a move was necessary in order to ride safely on that stretch of the road.  Although the buffer was removed by officials, the endeavor got the city thinking about the possibilities of installing a similar measure that met all necessary legal requirements.  That’s exactly what was completed this past Sunday.  However, a spokesperson for the Mayor explained that citizens as a rule shouldn’t take traffic management into their own hands.

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