Fun (not) at 8:50 a.m. approaching my least favorite intersection this morning. Trucks blocking this bike lane are nothing new, but they’re usually a couple blocks earlier, where the road is wider, for beer deliveries to Fremont Dock. This truck was so long it’s body backed to the opening of the parking garage. A pedestrian popped out into the street to get around just after the car went by.
We headed the other direction 20 minutes later and it was still there–but now it was creating a backup.
Come 12:50 it was gone! It had moved up the block (where it fit in the parking lane just fine!) to make room for this shorter truck:
Just up the street the bike sign had been struck and bent. I’m not pointing any fingers, mind you.
Today wasn’t all blocked lanes and bent signs. We listened to a lovely cellist outside PCC Natural Market. The empty sidewalk bike rack made a great perch for my four-year old.
Today’s miles: 9.5 miles
April cumulative: 307.3 miles
Bikes ridden: 1
April cumulative: 7
April cumulative: 16
My least favorite is 34th & Stone, and I also often have trouble spotting pedestrians who want to cross 34th under Aurora (either they’re not looking or are blocked by cars). That stretch of that street! It looks like it should be great, but there are always issues.
Agreed! 34th and Stone needs something. A bike box to enter from the Burke-Gilman to get in the left turn lane for transitioning to 34th would be nice (for me), but it needs a lot of I don’t know what.
Come on now, you know an inconsiderate cyclist hit and damaged that sign :)
Hmm…I wonder if my heavy bike could do that kind of damage…
It’s already been bent sort of back into shape today. It’s cute and a little crooked.
At least the sign is more visible to street users now! Maybe it really was a cyclist. ;)
I am really enjoying your daily ride updates.
Thanks for reading! I guess it _is_ more visible–way to find the silver lining. It’s already been bent back into shape, however. One more little bump would probably take it out permanently, though. I hope that clumsy bicyclist who banged into it will be more careful.