The group seeks to gather at least 10,000 signatures on its petition. The petition has more than 100 signatures as of Tuesday morning. The group says the petition will be delievered to the Washington State Legislature and Washington State Department of Transportation.
The group isn't the only ones who are asking people to sign against tolling on Interstate 90. A Seattle group last week proposed a state initiative to ban tolling on interstates, which would include Interstate 90 and Interstate 405. If they collect the verified signatures of at least 246,372 registered voters, the measure could be on a ballot.
Several residents, from Mercer Island and elsewhere, already have signed the Change.org petition. Here is a sampling of what they have written:
- michael hubert MERCER ISLAND, WA
Tolling I-90 is like having your driveway tolled for people that live on mercer island.
- christina esteban OAK HARBOR, WA
Students like me are already having problems making our way through life. We don't all work at technology companies making tons of money
- Bryn Marele KIRKLAND, WA
This is ridiculous and with one bridge already being tolled a terrible strain monetarily for people.
- Elizabeth Li MERCER ISLAND, WA
No toll I90!!
- Justina Sonthixay SEATTLE, WA
I live in Seattle and the commumte to Woodinville is to much for me anwyays. With gas, rent, bills I cannot afford to pay $4.35 each way! So NO TOLL has my VOTE!
- Julie Garman WOODINVILLE, WA
I work on Mercer Island and this would severely impact me financially
- Andy Karuza BELLEVUE, WA
I live and work on both sides of the bridge, I think it limits commerce between the two cities.
Change.org: No Toll on I-90