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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


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

March 16, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Rainier Avenue traffic lights retiming: A benefit to public health

The Seattle Times report of the retiming of traffic lights on Rainier Avenue South [“SDOT to retime traffic signals on busy Rainier Avenue South,” Local News, March 11] to make them safer for pedestrians, was very good news for our community. It demonstrates three important facts: First, we achieve health and safety not just in clinics,…


Comments | More in Public safety, Transportation | Topics: Howard Frumkin, Rainier Avenue, seattle department of transportation

August 8, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Seattle’s Master Bike Plan

Citizens should oppose new measures I strongly recommend that all Seattle citizens find the time to read the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) June 2013 revision of the Master Bike Plan (available at all city libraries). The city has already reconfigured a number of major streets to accommodate cyclists. This results in loss of traffic lanes…


Comments | More in Seattle, Transportation | Topics: bicycles, cycling, master bike plan

July 13, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Seattle Department of Transportation takes up parklets

A waste of funding The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has decided to get into the park business, or rather, the parklet business. This is a city department that has consistently complained of a lack of funds for even basic road and sidewalk repairs. It is also proposing these parklets in areas of the city that the…


Comments | More in Seattle | Topics: funding, parklet, sdot