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Can we clarify the right turn signal @ Leary Way & W. Lake Samm?

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 »

Submitted by (@cynthia)

Get Around - Biking in Redmond

Bicycle Wayfinding - A Pilot Project for Your Feedback

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?

Submitted by (@kdietz)

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Pocket Bikes

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?

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Get Around - Biking in Redmond

Protected bike lanes

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.

Submitted by (@dla260)

Traffic Enforcement

Repurpose deactivated traffic cameras for investigations

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 »

Submitted by (@jesseweigert)

Traffic Enforcement

Traffic

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!!!!!

Submitted by (@dadbender7)

Traffic Enforcement

Increase enforcement of cars blocking intersections

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 »

Submitted by (@jesseweigert)

Get Around - Biking in Redmond

Bicycle Law Pocket Reference

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 »

Submitted by (@garypeluso)