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August 16, 2013 at 6:23 AM

Saving lives with courtesy, caution

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…


0 Comments | More in Seattle, Transportation | Topics: cars, courtesy, pedestrians

July 22, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Bicyclists in Seattle

Ideals collide with danger I disagree with Danny Westneat’s assertions about going the French route with bike-rental programs for Seattle [“Helmet-free Paris lights the way,” NW Wednesday, July 17.] Seattle is bike-riding hell, as far as I’m concerned, and helmets barely scratch the surface. Downtown road surfaces are rutted, full of parked cars, and rife with…


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July 22, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Bicyclists in Seattle

Cyclists pay their fair share I’m hoping the school-bus driver who complained about bicyclists breaking traffic laws is no longer in her job, because she is clearly either blind or driving with her eyes shut. [“Northwest Voices: Bicycle safety,” Opinion, July 14.] She insists she’s seen more cyclists breaking traffic laws than drivers. Really? There are…


0 Comments | More in Transportation | Topics: bicycles, bikes, laws

July 3, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Congested cities concerned about coal-train traffic

Congestion is a make-or-break issue 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 Millennium Bulk builds out to full capacity, there will be a minimum of 16 unit trains…


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

June 24, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Marathon was costly corporate event The Times’ coverage of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon was missing the point. [“Police ramp up security for rock marathon,” page one, June 21.] This was an event sponsored by a for-profit, San Diego-based, multinational corporation (Competitors Group, Inc.), and it appears to be subsidized by taxpayers. How much are taxpayers…


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May 10, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Construction prolongs Mercer Mess

Government is slow, incapableI am a pro-government liberal, but it is projects like this that cause people to conclude the government is incompetent [“More Mercer misery,” page one, May 8]. No private construction company would have take this long to complete this project. I drive by the site daily and what I consistently see is little…


0 Comments | Topics: Construction, infrastructure, traffic