Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Metro "bus bulbs" increase efficiency at expense of drivers
Part of McGinn’s plan
The Metro “bus bulb” plan is yet one more example of Mayor Mike McGinn’s insidious plot to make Seattle streets untenable for drivers [“Protruding Metro bus ‘bulbs’ work, but at the expense of drivers,” news, Dec. 13].
Next up, trolleys and dedicated bike lines taking over Broadway.
—John A. Vitalich, Seattle
More air pollution and road rage unavoidable
What genius came up with the idea that reducing arterial traffic to one lane and making all vehicles stop and wait while busses load and unload passengers will improve traffic congestion?
Bus riders may save five to 10 seconds per stop, but vehicles stuck behind the bus and unable to pass are delayed much more than that.
What is the cost to businesses like plumbers, electricians and delivery vans? Certainly more air pollution and dangerous road rage will be unavoidable.
How about making a noisy protest when stuck behind buses at these “bus bulbs?” Lay on the horn until the bus moves forward to the next stop and repeat as necessary. Maybe the chorus of car horns will reach the deaf ears of our mayor and City Council.
—Ron Bomba, Seattle