Joel Connelly: Seattle's War on Cars is driving people to Bellevue
In this recent article, even liberal PI columnist Joel Connelly shares his frustration with Seattle's War on Cars:
An Eastside buddy, noting a birthday this scribe studiously sought to overlook, wanted to give me a good-natured bad time over dinner. He proposed to do it in Bellevue. Two words melted my hesitation: Wild Ginger.
The dinner has since inspired several across-the-lake get-togethers for business and enjoyment.
Unlike Seattle, with its 8 p.m. parking meters, free street and city parking is readily available, Bellevue. Streets are not gridlocked due to being put on "road diets." Sidewalks are not enduring months-long closures for construction. The drive back across Lake Washington on S.R. 520 features a drop-dead panorama of the Olympics.