Letters: Streetcar opposition

Published: Friday, May 10 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

Sally Cone protests against the streetcar line proposed to run along 1100 East in Sugar House on Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

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Mayor Ralph Becker should visit the Sugar House area, especially 2100 South and 1100 East from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. It is a mess. The post office is hard enough to get in and out now — imagine how it will be with TRAX down the middle of the street. A Deseret News editorial said that public opposition may melt away once the system is in place ("Streetcar alignment," April 30). Well it may melt away by people taking their business elsewhere.

The goal is for a unique community easily navigable on foot and by a leisurely transit system. Did it occur to them that there are some who cannot walk or take the transit? The bus does a great job of handling the public transportation on 1100 East. It even handles bicycles and the handicapped. Of five rooms full of people at the meeting, there was practically no support for 1100 East transit. But of course who are we? We only pay the taxes and vote.

But we have memories and we vote out also.

Oletta Cummings

Salt Lake City

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