How does the city get more involvement from its diverse citizen population? What is currently being done and what more can we do?
I posted this comment a year ago and never saw a response: Please add a sign explaining exactly what the new right turn signal means, as it can be confusing. If the signal is red, is it still okay to turn right after stopping? If all the other lights are green but the right turn signal is red, do turning drivers need to stop? Often the right turn signal is red even when no one is in the crosswalk, so why would drivers ...more »
The grass and saplings growing along the bike lane, in particular biking up the hill from downtown Redmond, have grown to the point of narrowing the usable lanes. This is dangerous in such a frequently used trail.
The City recently installed a bicycle wayfinding pilot project for Bike to Work Day, with the goal of encouraging bicycling by assisting cyclists in navigating the City. Prior to expanding the network, the City would like to hear feedback on the pilot project, located on West Lake Sammamish Parkway (south of 51st St) and Old Redmond Road (west of 152nd Ave). How did the bicycle wayfinding signs work for you?
Are there any plans to improve the Sammamish River Trail coming into and leaving the city hall area? These sections are heavily used and yet they are very rutted and some of the worst sections on the entire trail.
Are pocket bikes legal in Redmond? The SpiritBrook neighborhood has suddenly been INUNDATED with them at all hours, all days. I am very concerned as we have a lot of small children on our street and these look like the larger pocket bikes and clearly far exceeding the speed limit of 25 - they are going at least 35-40. Should we report it to someone or are they actually legal?
These videos gives a great explanation of the Dutch cycling infrastructure and how they're safer.
Lots of bike lanes are better than nothing, but what we really need -- especially on busy streets -- is a physical barrier separating bikes from car traffic. It is very difficult for motorists on a 2-lane road to give the requisite 3' of space when passing a cyclist, and cars drift over the line all the time.
I know the City of Redmond voted to remove the red light cameras. (Thank you) However, I'm not sure what it would take to turn them back on for the sole purpose of determining if a traffic violation was a contributing factor to an accident when they do occur. Basically, if you run a red light and nothing happens, no biggie. Usually the times I've run a light have been when there wasn't enough time to stop at the amber. ...more »
We have live in Sundance for over a year, and the traffic on Novelty Hill Road near Union Hill is a speedway. There is constant speeding and racing going from two lanes down to one. We have NEVER seen a patrol car in this area. I would guess the average speed is 60+ mph. A traffic camera for speeding would pay for itself in a week from the fines!!!!!
Normally I'm not in favor of writing more tickets, but I've noticed quite a bit of gridlock in this city is caused by people blocking intersections. It's not hard to avoid blocking an intersection as long as you're paying attention. However, blocking the intersection just causes traffic to back up in other directions. The most egregious example of this is the 40th St overpass over 520. There are 2 lanes in each direction ...more »
I found these little Washington Bicycle Law Pocket Reference cards in a coffeeshop in Spokane. I thought it was a great idea and wanted to share it here. It includes several of the RCW regarding bicyclist rules, not the full text but a short interpretation of the rules with the RCW reference next to it. I found it informative not only for cyclists but also motorists sharing the road. This one looks like it was distributed ...more »