Letter: Bigger freeways an old idea
Monday, August 6, 2012
We have all heard the term, "Treat the cause, not the symptom." The Columbia River Crossing only addresses the symptom -- traffic -- and blames the bridge.
The problem is not the bridge, it is why we cross the bridge.
Our efforts would be better spent on promoting businesses that provide long-term job opportunities to attract cross-state commuters to stay closer to home and encourage our residents to spend locally, which would strengthen our city and spur more local jobs.
During these times of budget shortfalls, debt, growing environmental concerns and a rapidly increasing trend of people working from home, it is painfully clear that freeway expansion is antiquated thinking.