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Consider commuters

Recent coverage of Spokane’s North-South Corridor fails to consider the project in the larger context of the area’s street and arterial projects.

Those critiquing the project as unnecessary choose not to consider other factors, such as increasing commuter traffic due to growth, the city’s continuing efforts to reduce the capacity of north-side arterials (Monroe and Crestline, so far), the placement of 20 mph zones for schools and parks, and the significant truck traffic currently forced onto Market and Division.

Instead of meaningless references to travel times to and from the Wandermere Golf Course, they should consider (and experience) peak commute traffic between Five Mile and Interstate 90 via Maple/Ash. Or from Mead to I-90 via Division or Nevada/Hamilton.

As one who commutes from Five Mile to I-90 eastbound five days a week, I, for one, look forward to the completion of the NSC with great anticipation. #CommuterLivesMatter.

Wade A. Griffith



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