The appeal of living in an urban area is often the ability to have everything within walking or cycling distance. Residents can save money and time by avoiding long commutes as well as keep active.
Drivers do not always respect the safety of bicycle riders. If a driver does not watch for cyclists, fails to give them enough room or misjudges the situation, a crash may be more likely to happen. Sadly, while being inside a vehicle protects drivers, being outside the vehicle endangers cyclists.
Seattle weather is just beginning to feel like spring. March has arrived and many Washington residents are starting to resume outdoor activities. While many commuters rely on their bike year-round, bicycling increases quite a bit once temperatures rise.
Washington offers lush opportunities for cyclists, whether you're getting from point A to point B in downtown Seattle or looking for a scenic route along Elliott Bay Trail. Sadly, cyclists also have to be aware of the many dangers around them, particularly motor vehicles.