This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.
Even before SDOT announced their intent to put Nickerson St. on a road diet, a pro-roads group gathered support from Magnolia and Queen Anne to try and kill it, forming a “15th Ave W coalition” whose believes “any proposal that reduces the carrying capacity of Nickerson [for trucks and automobiles] is unacceptable.” Through luck and great work on SDOT’s part, a study has been released showing how wonderful the road diet there has been, mostly keeping vehicle capacity while strongly decreasing accidents and increasing bike flow.
A new group has been formed to support the Nickerson road diet. If this is something you’d like to fight for, join the google group here. (and yes, it’s sad that we have to fight for every mile of minor bike and pedestrian improvement in our city)