One other particular person was struck and killed by a automobile in SoDo final week. My deep condolences to their family and friends.
These pedestrian and biking deaths are unacceptable as a result of they’re utterly avoidable. There isn’t a excuse for not creating safer streets and sidewalks. None. pic.twitter.com/F9UtryZ3Fn
— Councilmember Tammy J. Morales (@CMTammyMorales) Could 18, 2022
Councilmember Tammy Morales gave a robust assertion calling for Seattle to behave on its avenue security plans following the loss of life of an individual biking on 4th Ave S in SoDo final week.
“These fatalities are utterly unacceptable as a result of they’re utterly avoidable,” she mentioned. “There isn’t a excuse for not rising the security of our streets and sidewalks for the individuals of Seattle. No excuse. None. Even in components of town the place trade thrives, there shall be individuals who can’t or select to not drive within the metropolis. They need to be secure.” She then requested a Imaginative and prescient Zero replace to listen to the standing of present metropolis security plans.
“The protection of Seattleites is in danger, particularly if we don’t make the investments in security that we’ve been speaking about for the previous decade: protected bike infrastructure, sidewalk enhancements, ADA compliance, and extra,” she added on Twitter. “As a part of Imaginative and prescient Zero, we’ve got security measures which have already been designed. I’m not keen on listening to about any extra research.”
In the meantime, a latest replace on town’s Rainier Ave S design modifications nonetheless fails to incorporate desperately-needed bike lanes for the one flat and direct route possibility between Rainier Valley and downtown.