Letter to the Editor: Scofflaws traveling in Aurora bus lanes

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

To the Editor;

Our Shoreline police should be aware of the growing problem of drivers using the bus lanes on Aurora as their personal HOV lanes. 

Traveling north, I have to make a right turn off Aurora to get to the street where I live. All too frequently I see a vehicle approaching behind me at 50-60 mph in the bus lane when I move into the lane for my right turn. 

I'm afraid of being rear-ended by one of these scofflaws, who are traveling in the bus lane for many blocks.

Are other Shoreline residents noticing this dangerous practice?

Ramona Gault


Anonymous,  May 31, 2023 at 7:05 AM  

Absolutely! I think the ability to travel in those lanes got muddled in peoples minds with the Edmonds 99 improvements, and now they have decided why not all the time. It is scary to get into the turn lane to turn right. They definitely are using it as a speed lane.

Alex from Shoreline,  May 31, 2023 at 3:44 PM  

Sounds like the problem is more about speeding than using the wrong lane. No one should be going 60 MPH on Aurora in any lane.

Anonymous,  June 2, 2023 at 6:20 AM  

The last chart I saw showed a staffing issue in the Shoreline department. I saw three traffic positions that are currently vacant, with only one sergeant in the division. Unfortunately, with the need for officers, it looks like traffic is one of the last to get filled.

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