Congratulations to the mayor, the police department and the Seattle Department of Transportation for lowering the speed limits. This is a huge step forward in the never-ending quest to drive the motorists of this town completely insane. Since we are already No. 1 in the nation for pedestrian safety, according to the pedestrian safety…More
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A bill heading to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk will add a new service fee to all vehicle registrations beginning next year. [Tuesday Memo: Firefighter’s side of story … Wolf shot … Ferry fee on car tabs,” seattletimes.com, March 18]. All of these fees amount to nothing more than a tax on every citizen in Washington state who owns a vehicle.More
Letter writer Steve Drake says we should raise the cost of bus fare, or increase the direct-user fee [“Quit subsidizing Metro,” Northwest Voices, Jan. 21]. If we make an assumption that Drake drives a car to get around, I would like to mention a few things to him and people who support his idea. A loaded…More
Get with the program It is about time that our city officials got their heads out of the sand. I am referring to the fact that they want people to get out of their cars and use bicycles or public transportation. More specifically, about making developers put in so few parking spaces for their new apartment buildings…More
Pedestrians must be more careful We teach our children by the time they are 3 that, when crossing the street, they must look both ways, twice, then cross briskly. [“Could more courtesy save a life?”, NW Monday, Aug. 5.] Yet there are 500 pedestrian-involved collisions each year in Seattle. Could somebody explain to me the mentality of…More