Why can’t we have smart traffic lights? | Letter

Two steps forward, one step backward? Today I drove my Toyota on the newly opened Redmond Way. At first, it looked really shiny new, sporting bright lanes and those little bumper things. But the traffic lights seemed to be out of sync. A very long line of cars crawled from RED light to RED light. My six-block journey was extremely slow going.

I recently saw a news report about the use of traffic computers to monitor and optimize traffic flows. The city (in the news) had installed real-time traffic monitors and used fancy algorithms to control the traffic lights.

If we live in a world of self-driving cars, why can’t we have smart traffic lights?

Richard Morris

Redmond

More in Letters to the Editor

Homelessness and the right to survive | Letter

Do homeless persons have a constitutional and civil right to occupy and… Continue reading

Ban FGM | Letter

Our state legislature just failed to ban the barbaric procedure known as… Continue reading

Equal-opportunity benefits needed | Letter

SB 5331 in the state legislature is called “long-term care services and… Continue reading

No urbanizing Samammish River Valley | Letter

DEMAND an environmental impact statement (EIS) for KCC ordinance 2018-0241 In the… Continue reading

Letters on LWSD levy | Letter

Whenever I’m asked for money, I have a few questions for the… Continue reading

Letters on EvergreenHealth levy | Letter

We’re writing to endorse EvergreenHealth’s proposed measure to increase levy funding that… Continue reading

Vote ‘yes’ on EvergreenHealth measure | Letter

This spring, voters on the Eastside will have the opportunity to approve… Continue reading

Vote NO on EvergreenHealth’s $345 million bond | Letter

Taxes are already too high. Including interest, the proposed $345 million bond… Continue reading

Wrong and scary | Letter

I thought that we were living in a civilized society? Where all… Continue reading

Most Read