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New poll: Tolling freeways, city streets deeply unpopular across the board in Seattle and King County

David Hablewitz, a 405 toll opponent, gets lots of supportive horn honks while traveling south along the 405 corridor between Lynnwood and Kirkland during the morning commute. “Stop405tolls.org” is written on his pickup truck. Photo taken February 1st, 2017. On this day, the fee to travel from Bothell to Kirkland is $8.25.
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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced last year that the city will develop a plan to toll city roadways, part of its efforts to reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse-gas emissions. And the state plans more toll lanes on I-405 in the coming years.

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