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Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Paine Field

Traffic, parking are already bad

Regarding the Monday letter, "Citizens deserve the easy access": I am so in agreement with the writer having easy access to his flights, I think we should put the new airport in his back yard in Snohomish. That way we can share the noise; and the heavy traffic from the ferry terminal, Boeing, etc., with Snohomish.
His praises of the Bellingham Airport with all its wonderful conveniences makes me wonder why it would not behoove him to head north on I-5 instead of south to Sea-Tac. Or is that too inconvenient for him also -- it is about the same distance -- and as he states has good parking, quick check-ins, and is a short walk to the terminal. Still not good enough; then again, I think he is the type of guy who needs the airport in his backyard ... after all isn't it all about him.
I wonder if he has considered that with all the congestion already in the Paine Field vicinity, how long will it take before there is no parking, distant hikes from far-off lots to the terminal, horrendous traffic delays, long check-in lines?
Just think, if they put the airport in Snohomish where there is a lot of open space, then travelers from there could lighten the load on highways leading to Sea-Tac, which would open up more parking at Sea-Tac, and shorten hikes to the terminal while creating shorter lines at check-in.
I suppose the writer wouldn't appreciate the extra traffic congestion, noise, pollution, etc., in Snohomish and after all he is a taxpayer and we in the Mukilteo area aren't -- besides, why would we be dumb enough to build a home anywhere when we knew there were airplanes.
I apologize for our selfish attitude.
Peggy Chaney
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