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by Tanya Snyder
Fairbanks is relatively flat and dry—and also has a nice network of separated bike lanes. Seattle, by contrast, has steep hills and and can rain for weeks at a time. On top of that, the bike network consists mostly of shared roadways with sharrows.
In my opinion, the challenges of a shared bike program in Fairbanks pale in comparison to the challenges of a shared bike program in Seattle.
“Finally, DOTs are admitting what the data has been telling them for the past ten years: Traffic is not increasing. It's flattened out overall and decreasing per person. This will lead to more sensible investments in transportation.”
In response to "It's Happening: Washington State Revises Traffic Forecasts to Reflect Reality"