I’ve been hearing a lot in the past couple years about “guerrillas” that take matters into their own hands in the name of public safety and paint their own crosswalks or bike lanes. In most cases, the city where they’re located removes the homemade “improvements” but Seattle recently took a different tack.
This spring, a group of activists calling themselves “Reasonably Polite Seattleites” made some major improvements to a bike lane on Cherry Street.
Instead of freaking out, the City Engineer proved to be sympathetic to the group’s cause. Here’s what he did.