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Readers Write: We urge you

To Bruce Kranz, Mike Weber, Tim Leslie: As Kings Beach Grid residents, volunteers and parents, we are strong supporters of the three-lane, hybrid alternative. Though we know traffic is not the only reason for choosing the three-lane alternative, the picture on the front page of the Sierra Sun (July 1, 2008), is evidence that traffic is indeed a strong point. Right along side the negative environmental impacts of the five-lane alternative. When people argue that roundabouts and three lanes are a bad choice, and they won’t work, I always share that what we have now ” four-lanes and crosswalks ” don’t work. Even with the four-lane freeway conditions we currently endure, we have traffic back up during the summer months from Crystal Bay down to Fox Street and sometimes further. This is a compromise Kings Beach residents make for living in this beautiful town.-And if we have back up with roundabouts, then at least we’ll have a corridor that showcases our redeveloped beach town, is pleasing aesthetically and guards stewardship of our environment. We urge you to reconsider your vote of July 25

Joe, Cris and Ella Hennessey

Kings Beach