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TACOMA: Pay attention to city streets, not Arizona’s border

Letter by John C. Cain, Tacoma / The News Tribune on June 4, 2010 at 2:37 pm with 3 Comments »
June 7, 2010 9:14 am

I travel to work on 12th Street in Tacoma, which used to be a four-lane arterial from Sprague Avenue to Bridgeport Way. Last summer it was transformed from Union to Sprague avenues into a one-lane street into town with two lanes out and a bicycle lane on either side.

At least I think they are bicycle lanes. I have never really seen anyone ride a bicycle in either lane.

The bottleneck this one lane creates seems to back up cars to Mexico. Perhaps this inspired the City Council to rebuke the state of Arizona for its desire to protect its borders from the burden of illegal aliens.

How drivers going into Tacoma for work are expected to need half the road space as they do going home, I do not know. Why a bicyclist would travel miles on unprotected streets to get a few blocks of a bicycle lane I do not know.

The City Council should address the problems of this city’s streets rather than tell Arizona how to protect its borders.

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  1. slarssen says:

    Tacoma, meet dead horse. TNT – how long will you run letters on this issue? You have become a tired, bitter old rag and you need to pay attention to the news – not indulge your community of contrarians who want to bash people on one issue or another. You love the conflict? How about communicating and educating… like a real newspaper.

  2. redneckbuck says:

    How about including a section from the council on each issue.

  3. Hey there, Mr. Cain, what makes you believe your need for speed is more important then the safety of the children and pedestrians in the S. 12th neighborhood?

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