Letter to the Editor: Sweigert gets it wrong with Tahoe City and#8216;bypassand#8217; column | SierraSun.com

Letter to the Editor: Sweigert gets it wrong with Tahoe City and#8216;bypassand#8217; column

Bob Sweigert makes little sense in posing his arguments against a Tahoe City/ west shore bypass. For a college professor who likes to show those letters after his name he exhibits little respect for those well-educated traffic engineers who have done such a great job with the roads of Truckee. I, for one, think they could help Tahoe City as well.

Sweigertand#8217;s statements are patently ridiculous. and#8220;Problems only exist on weekends and holidays and two months in summer.and#8221; Oh, thatand#8217;s all?

and#8220;Traffic congestion is what it is.and#8221; Did someone actually get paid to write that?

Sitting in a car from Homewood to the Tahoe City and#8220;Wyeand#8221; or spending an hour or two getting there from Squaw Valley is a big bummer. Itand#8217;s expensive, inconvenient, pollutes our air and wastes our natural resources. Traffic is the number one complaint from tourists and locals alike.

Donand#8217;t think for a minute that taking the west shore traffic around town will hurt businesses. People will still buy gas and go out to restaurants. Less traffic will make Tahoe City more accessible, more convenient, a town more desirable to live in or visit.

Bob writes: and#8220;Make everyday and#8220;I Love Traffic Day.and#8221; Call it and#8216;Traffic Means Beer Moneyand#8217; if that helps.and#8221; Is this rubbish the best your newspaper can do? I suggest editors of the Sierra Sun peruse Truckeeand#8217;s Moonshine Ink for examples of intelligent journalism. Insulting the intelligence of your readership will only drive them away.

James Casey

Tahoe City

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