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Could a new plan for pedestrians help Hawthorne Bridge congestion?

Markings on the Hawthorne.(Photos © J. Maus) So far, in our coverage of the Hawthorne Bridge Crash, we’ve heard from an eyewitness and the two people who collided. We’ve also discussed both infrastructure and behavior-based solutions. But one important party to this issue has been left out: pedestrians. It’s hard to determine what exactly caused … Read more


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County warned about bridge issues last summer; project in the works

The County installed these markings in November 2005.(Photos © J. Maus) A recent crash between two people riding over the Hawthorne Bridge has raised concerns about the safety of the facility for non-motorized users — and it’s far from the first time these concerns have come up. In December of 2006, we published an editorial … Read more


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Hawthorne Bridge rider comes forward to correct “inaccurate depiction of events”

“We should also remember that accidents happen, they happen driving, walking, and cycling.”— Anonymous rider who was involved in a collision on the Hawthorne Bridge The man who was involved in a horrific crash on the Hawthorne Bridge on Wednesday has come forward with his version of how it happened. The eyewitness account of the … Read more


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Rush hour crash on Hawthorne Bridge raises questions about bike traffic

Traffic on the Hawthorne.(Photos © J. Maus) Traffic on the Hawthorne Bridge can be bad. And I don’t mean car traffic. Roger Geller, the city’s bicycle coordinator received an email from someone who witnessed a horrifying, nearly tragic crash on the Hawthorne Bridge during last Wednesday’s evening rush hour. The witness, who asked to remain … Read more