No Room to Widen

RECEIVED Mon., Aug. 22, 2016

Dear Editor,
    Philip Russell faults the $720 million Mobility Bond package, saying that it’s impossible to build your way out of auto congestion by widening roads [“Easy Fix,” Feedback, Aug. 19]. In fact, there is very little in the mobility package for road widening.
    The package earmarks $482 million to civilize built-out urban corridors whose widening days are over, and $120 million for sidewalks, bike tracks, trails, and safety. Of the remainder of the $720 million maybe a total of $100 million, at a stretch, will go to road widening.
    My friend Philip throws the baby out with the bathwater.
Dick Kallerman
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