December 22, 2005
Walking in Seattle
Rex passes on this pointer to a discussion from our neighbors to the north on sidewalks and pedestrian issues...
December 22, 2005 5:47 PM
Ron Swaren Says:
Could the level of auto-pedestrian accidents also be due to the fact that black clothing has become very fashionable and that most people would consider it uncool to wear any reflector on their persons? There have been quite a few public service announcements alerting pedestrians to this hazard.
Perhaps some inconspicuous reflective elements could become fashion de rigeur: reflective buttons, shoe soles, headbands, or gloves...
December 22, 2005 11:51 PM
I have the perspective of both the passenger and driver. I try to have something reflective while I am walking, knowing how hard it is for drivers to see people. Also, I carry a flashlight to help see on dark streets, that also signals drivers. We have some streets th at need streetlights, but the neighbors do not want them, or in the case of Lake Washington Boulevard, where it is owned by the Parks Department, and in the areas where the views would not be ruined, they are afraid that the light towers would clutter the area.