2017 January Archive

Winter Weather and Bike Riding Safety

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on January 30, 2017

bicycle-winterBicycling as a means of transportation in Washington continues to be promoted at both the state and local levels of government. The League of American Bicyclists has consistently named WA the most “bicycle friendly” state in the US. The Washington State Bicycle Facility and Pedestrian Walkway Plans were designed to improve connections, increase coordination, and lessen traffic congestion. The quantifiable results that they seek include an annual 5% reduction in collisions and to double the amount of people participating in biking and walking within 20 years. In Seattle, there are an estimated 158,000 bicyclists. The city believes this improves health through exercise, reduces traffic, pollution and fuel consumption, all while helping the local economy, particularly in the retail sector.

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Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Winter Weather and Crosswalk Safety

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on January 26, 2017

wet-crosswalkWinter brings with it a number of hazards, especially when it comes to Washington State’s roads and highways. But you don’t have to be in a vehicle to be in danger of an accident, pedestrians also need to be aware of the adverse effects of winter weather on the roadways.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

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