Monday, July 27, 2020
As of Jan. 1, 2020, Washington drivers must give cyclists and pedestrians three feet of space, or more, if passing them on the road. Here’s what drivers need to know:
-If there are two or more lanes, drivers must move out of the right lane to pass a cyclist.
-If there is only one lane in each direction, drivers must slow down and give the cyclist at least three feet of space.
-If there is one lane in each direction, but not enough room to pass, the driver must move into oncoming traffic when safe to do so.
Friday, April 10, 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Mercer Island decided to postpone its park planning process (PROS) . Of particular interest to cyclists is how the $500,000 state grant to improve trail safety on the I-90 Trail through Aubrey Davis Park will be used. This grant was sponsored by state senator and Mercer Island resident, Lisa Wellman, to fund improvements identified by the Aubrey Davis Park Master Plan. Its use is now under review by the Parks and Recreation Commission which will make recommendations to the City Council.
While the PROS community survey is now closed, comments from cyclists are invited on Let's Talk Mercer Island.