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October 21, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Seattle congestion woes: Keep the viaduct to ease congestion

In regard to “Regional commute times worsen” [Local News, Oct 20], there is one, maybe only one, measure that far-sighted planners interested in truly alleviating the problem of impending grid lock might take: Continue theHighway 99 tunnel project, but stop the removal of the viaduct and rebuild or retrofit what remains. During the planning…

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Comments | More in Traffic congestion | Topics: Charles Larkin, congestion, Highway 99 tunnel

June 15, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Traffic gridlock: Seattle will pay for viaduct decision

A two-vehicle crash in Seattle on East Marginal Way South near South Nevada Street led to the closure of Highway 99 for hours Tuesday. (HEATHER TRIMM / THE SEATTLE TIMES)

I read with interest the story in The Seattle Times concerning the traffic gridlock resulting from an automobile collision south of the West Seattle Bridge that tied up traffic for well over six hours last Tuesday [“City’s layout can put Seattle one crash away from gridlock,” Local News, June 11].

Without going into whether the event could have

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Comments | More in Transportation | Topics: congestion, highway 99, Interstate 5

June 12, 2014 at 7:05 AM

Traffic congestion: Get political solutions moving, restore road lanes

It’s time that the driving public of Seattle to take a stand and demand that we get our streets back [“Police to angry commuters, sports fans: ‘Good reason’ for traffic jam,” The Today File, June 11]. So many of our major arterial streets have been reduced in size, which has had such a huge…

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Comments | More in Transportation | Topics: congestion, road diets, Ross Budden

September 9, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Bike lanes, bus islands and street traffic in Seattle

Bike lanes make everything worse A recently added bike lane on 7th Street between Cherry and Marion. [Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times.] Since the installation of bike lanes, bus islands and lanes devoted to buses, traffic congestion has increased exponentially. We don’t need a study to prove this. Drive around Seattle, talk to drivers, look! There is no…

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Comments | More in Politics, Seattle, Transportation | Topics: bicycles, bike lanes, bikes

July 3, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Congested cities concerned about coal-train traffic

Congestion is a make-or-break issue The Millennium Bulk coal export terminal site in Longview, in Cowlitz County. [Alan Berner, The Seattle Times.] So Ken Miller, of Millennium Bulk Terminals in Longview, doesn’t believe the rail congestion is a make-or-break issue. [“Coal trains a concern for congested cities,” page one, June 30.] Many would disagree with that. If…

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Comments | More in Environment, Politics, Transportation | Topics: bridge, coal, Coal trains