Mercer Island Reporter


Letter | Light rail won’t help parking and traffic issues

June 26, 2013 · Updated 1:06 PM

I agree with Susan Dykstra regarding the light rail and why it does not work for her. For all her reasons and more, I would not use the light rail. A previous writer mentioned that the station would be empty because there is no parking. It will be interesting to see just where they put more parking, as Mercer Island is a mess already!

Furthermore, on a similar topic, I don’t know if our City Council persons or our mayor tried to use I-90 on Saturday (June 22), but because the express lanes were closed due to the Rock and Roll marathon, I-90 was jammed.

Cars were coming off at Island Crest Way to bypass traffic, then hopping back on at the 77th Avenue S.E. ramp.

As a result, cars were backed all the way up the ramp. I’m sure, although I did not bother to check, that North Mercer Way and First Hill were also busy because of I-90 people traffic hopping.

This is just more proof that few people want to pay the tolls on SR-520 when they can use I-90 for free, despite sitting in miles of backups.

Linda Cade



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