The Ballard Bridge has a long history of not being the safest bridge to cross for pedestrians, but Ballardite and co-owner of Peddler Brewery, Haley Woods, has created a video with hopes of improving the crossing.
Woods has created a video that depicts just how dangerous the bridge is for cyclists and pedestrian.
“I thought that the best way to show how bad it is would be to show what it’s like on the bridge because a lot of people just haven’t been on the sidewalk of the Ballard Bridge. I’m sure people have heard that it’s bad and probably driven across, but they probably haven’t actually been on the sidewalk, so I figured the video would be the best way to give them the experience without actually going out there.”
Woods shows the route from a variety of perspectives and situations including from the eyes of cyclists, parents pushing a stroller and the disabled.
“I ride my bike and walk as my main mode of transportation and find this dangerous route a necessary hurdle to cross, but many fellow cyclists and pedestrians avoid it for safety concerns,” said Woods.More ›