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February 7, 2013 at 4:00 PM

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Linking of streetcar lines in Seattle proposed

Streetcar will cause problems for bike riders and drivers alike

Streetcars through downtown Seattle [“Supporters promote idea of linking streetcar lines,” NWWednesday, Feb. 6]? How quaint!

Of course, with their dedicated lanes and inflexible routes they will further clog traffic, the tracks will endanger bicycle riders, parking spaces will be removed (along with their revenue), and people will be discouraged from driving just as public transportation to neighborhoods is deteriorating.

Ding, ding, ding goes the trolley.

--Jerry Richard, Seattle

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There are many parallel routes for bikes to ride on and they are usually quieter... MORE
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Streetcars are more expensive compared to a bus. MORE

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