This is an absolutely tragedy: a cyclist was killed last night on Juanita Drive.
Juanita Drive is one of the most unfriendly roads possible for walkers and bicyclists. The cyclist was killed within a 100 meters of a section of the road with no shoulder (thanks to parked cars) on a corner that is blind at 15 mph (the road has a 35 mph speed limit). I have wanted to start advocating for a separated bicycle lane the entire length of Juanita, extending from the Burke-Gillman trail down to Juanita Bay. I guess I’m too late.
At a community meeting several months ago, I heard from neighbors that refused to let their children walk anywhere along Juanita. Personally, I effectively choose to do the same, despite my advocacy for walking and bicycling. The result of this is that people are trapped to their cars. There is literally no alternative out of some of our neighborhoods.
I’m so sorry.