Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
St. Louis wants Seattle waterfront trolleys
Consider their value to the city
If the St. Louis group that is interested in Seattle’s old streetcars [“St. Louis interested in buying streetcars,” NWTuesday, June 19] thinks they are “a worthwhile investment,” why can’t the city of Seattle see their value? It seems that they would be a big draw for tourists, as well as for Seattleites, for a fun ride from the area around the ferry terminal out to the Seattle Art Museum’s sculpture park.
I am a newcomer to the area, but know the value of the San Francisco trolleys to that city, and can’t understand why Seattle would want to give up their beautiful vintage streetcars. Perhaps the new plan for the waterfront made by the firm from Manhattan isn’t worth $6 million after all! And just maybe the City Council should take another look at the study for putting the streetcars back on Seattle city tracks.
Thank you, Tom Gibbs, for helping keep this idea alive.
— Anne Corley, Mercer Island
Keep on fighting
Wake up Seattle!
Do we want our city to be the San Francisco of the Northwest? A charming, colorful city that values unique traditions and things from the past such as art, buildings, boats, fireworks and streetcars.
Are we destined to become another Oakland? Dull, boring, tasteless Oakland? I don’t want this, do you?
Fight to keep our beautiful trolleys!
— Karoline Morrison, Seattle