Seattle installs bike-lane buffer
SEATTLE — After getting a push from a guerilla group of bicycle advocates, Seattle’s Transportation Department has decided to install the first bicycle-lane buffer of its kind in the city.
Sunday, city workers finished installing the buffer with about 30 flexible posts on Cherry Street and Seventh Avenue, the Seattle Times reported.
In April, an anonymous group calling itself “Reasonably Polite Seattleites” used temporary adhesive to place flexible plastic dividers between the busy lanes on Cherry Street underneath Interstate 5, the Times reported. InitIally the city removed the posts, but it has now spent about $20,000 to make the group’s wishes a reality.
City leaders are not encouraging other groups to take traffic matters into their own hands, a spokesman for Mayor Mike McGinn said.
Read more from the Times article here.