One more word about change

OK, more than one:

Contrary to the impression I gave some readers on Tuesday, I am not against light rail in Seattle. In fact, I am very, very for light rail in Seattle. I, too, think the changes Sound Transit is making to major streets (not just adding the rail, but also widening sidewalks, etc.) will help to combat carism in Rainier Valley, even if, as one reader pointed out, the southern end of MLK will continue accommodate four lanes of traffic but no bike-only lane.

Tuesday’s post was mostly about emotion–my from-the-gut reaction to the huge (positive and negative) impact that the introduction of rail will have on a region of this city I happen to really like–not because that region is necessarily well-planned or easy to navigate car-free, but because it has a strong character that I relate to (more on this in the comment I added to the post). As an admitted (and recovering) changephobe, I am already preparing to miss it.

“Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.” – Richard Hooker

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