Updated on: 11/7/2019
Seattle City Council member
Chair, Transportation Committee
King County Council
Chair, King County Board of Health
Cascade Bicycle Club
Director of Communications
At the morning’s press conference, everyone spoke about the dangers on our roadways, and the steps we need to take to make them safer for everyone.
Summary of the press conference:
- EVERYONE need to help set the “tone” on the streets in two ways: through better conduct and through better infrastructure.
- No fatality on our roadways is acceptable – we can do better.
- Put down your cell phone and focus on driving.
To all bicyclists: slow down and look twice – it is your responsibility too. By blowing off traffic signal and signs, you put yourself at risk. Always follow all rules of the road. You must be diligent in making signals to drivers, make eye contact and use signals. Always look for pedestrians – you can hurt them too.
To all pedestrians: Be aware of your surroundings, including vehicles, bicyclists, traffic signals and more. It is very important to make eye contact with everyone, in case they do not see you.
It was decided at the meeting that our roadways need to be improved for better public safety. Everyone was encouraged to get involved in their communities to put a stop to these preventable tragedies.
Projected result of the press conference:
- Zero deaths
- A public that is engaged and informed
- Everyone’s leadership
- Less rhetoric
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