March 11, 2007
Sound Transit was required to put in a certain amount of bicycle transit
facilities as part of their funding grants. So this is the trail along
the light rail through the SODO (South of Downtown) area in Seattle,
Washington. Until very recently the owner of this building had been
allowing the rainwater run-off from the premises to collect on the
new bike path. I used to ride this every day and still ride it every
chance I get which is around one to two times a week. I paid for it
therefore I will use it. It works well too. It avoids Airport Way
and 6th street.( I do predict that Sound Transits first fatality along
the light rail will be by the State Liquor Store on Massachusetts
and 4th.) Especially since this drainage issue has been resolved.
It used to cause a small lake to collect every time it rained. Yesterday
I rode through here in a steady rain, an all day rain, an the huge
puddle was gone.
A bit further north is another land owner who had his drainage going
out onto the new bike trail also. But one wet night I re-routed the
drainage back under their fence onto their property. This area no
longer floods the new bike trail anymore either.