403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
Follow us:
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx

Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

October 29, 2008 at 3:19 PM

Transportation: Initiative 985

Contradictory and wasteful

I’m sure most drivers in the Greater Seattle area know how grueling traffic is.

My commute begins around rush hour on Interstate 5 as I make my way to school in the morning. With elections just around the corner, I wish I could join in to vote NO against Initiative 985 [“I-985: Tim Eyman puts the meddle to the pedal,” Joni Balter column, Oct. 19].

My reasoning for opposing this initiative is simple. I-985 will make congestion worse, undermine safety and is unfair to rural residents. An analysis by Independent Transportation Engineers shows traffic worsening if I-985 is taken into effect.

Among other problems, if HOV [High Occupancy Vehicle] lanes are open to all, more highway crashes are at risk due to more vehicles in the lanes

The project would take millions of dollars from elsewhere in the state — money that could be used for health programs and schools.

HOV lanes were made for a reason; this initiative seems to be contradictory and wasteful.

I-985 causes many strains to people all over the state, at a time when Washington can least afford it.

— Hannah Maserjian, Seattle

Comments | More in State initiatives, Tim Eyman, Transportation

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx