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Riding on the sidewalk is legal in Seattle (Traffic Code Section 11.44.120), and perhaps highly advisable on the side of the street one encounters streetcar tracks, like here. After these tracks first went in, several cyclists were badly injured when their bike tires slipped down into the track groove and caught there, sending the riders flying to the pavement. Here is one way the city devised to caution riders how to cross tracks at a safe angle. The Cascade Bicycle Club has wonderful classes to coach urban riders on how to manage a safer commute and ride defensively. I loved seeing this rider's green back rim and fixed gear bike.