Editor:

In the afternoon, cars speed down our narrow winding street. Why? Because they are trying to escape the gridlock on Ocean Park and Lincoln boulevards.

So, we look at the plan for the Bergamot Transit Village and ask, “Why?”

Well the obvious answer is [money]. But for whose benefit?

What happened to “no new net car trips?”

What happened to “neighborhood preservation?”

What happened to “community well-being?”

Whatever community benefit you are contemplating trading for this Bergamot monstrosity, it is not worth it.

If the city spent as much time studying and planning traffic solutions to our citywide gridlock as it does negotiating development agreements with these big developers, we all would be better off.

 

Cathy Larson and Roger Allen

Santa Monica