Sound Transit East Link proposal reminds me of Hans Christian Andersons fable “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. In this version the weavers, played by Sound Transit, are proposing a magic carpet, East Link, for crossing a nearby large lake to reach the neighboring village. The weavers’ friends in the media who willingly pontificate about the magic carpets merits play the wise men.
My role is that of the little girl who tells the villagers here tonight and throughout the land of Bellevue. East Link is no magic carpet. It won’t have the promised capacity, it will increase not decrease congestion, it will needlessly devastate parts of our village and those who live there, and it violates the laws of our land. In short, East Link, like the weavers’ magic cloth, is a fraud that must be rejected by the council.