Letter to the Editor: Good luck to Save Our Roads - you'll need it

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

To the Editor:

I reflected on a similar battle against the Shoreline City Council’s plans for road improvements on 15th Ave NE a few years back. Despite over a 1,000 letters pleading not to change 15th our desires were ignored. The Council was sure they knew better what our city needed. The result was traffic congestion twice a day during commute times (which still exists) and an increase in accidents when cars tried to cross traffic to get their children to school. Solution? Another red light which resulted in increased traffic congestion and increased traffic through residential neighborhoods. Solution? Traffic circles in residential neighborhoods which resulted in school bus delays as the school district was not consulted prior to putting in the circles. So as you can see I wish “Save Our Roads” luck as you will surely need it.

Debbie Cheek
Shoreline



4 comments:

Anonymous,  April 18, 2018 at 7:17 AM  

Rewarding the contractors, one project at a time.

Anonymous,  April 18, 2018 at 10:22 AM  

I live on one of the roads that is now being used by drivers choosing to bypass 15th NE. Since the area is growing, and people seem to want to drive, I'd appreciate it if the City used the scofflaws as a source of revenue. Speeding? Get a ticket, pay a fine. Failure to yield to the bus? Get a ticket, pay a fine. Not stopping for the pedestrians? Get a ticket, pay a fine. And for those of you that think you don't have time to stop, you're wrong. You would be amazed at how smoothly traffic can flow when people follow the laws.

Anonymous,  April 18, 2018 at 11:35 AM  

Do you think the Council consulted with the police or fire departments in their latest round of traffic-slowing measures through Richmond Beach? The answer is no. Consider response times when the roads are narrowed, the bus is stopped, people are in the left turn lanes, etc. Where do the emergency responders go?

Anonymous,  April 19, 2018 at 6:49 AM  

Innis Arden will get the overflow. Turn right at the Thai restaurant and you're clear.

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