Seattle Street Safety Numbers (Crosscut)

Here is a rather precise article comparing Seattle pedestrian, bicyclist and auto accidents with the citation rate between 2008-2010. It’s one thing to promote “share the road” but it’s also another thing to actually make streets safer. It appears about 10x more dangerous to be a pedestrian than a cyclist, and traffic citations appear to have dropped over some periods. The comments in the article are cogent.

Anticipating Seattle to Portland 2011

I’m looking forward to riding my recumbent in the STP this summer. I have never ridden a century, so not even a double century. I’m not concerned about the amount of saddle time since I am not riding a diamond frame.

I have met three people so far that have, but I haven’t had much time to talk with them. I’m curious about the halfway point, and how likely I’ll be to find anyone that might like to keep my pace.

Are you riding in STP 2011 ? Have you ridden it before? Did you take one or two days? How does the halfway point work? Please share!