Readers respond: Tolling shifts problems to neighborhoods

The argument that tolling I-5 and I-205 would make those venues safer would certainly be offset by making our neighborhoods less safe, (“Opinion: Tolling can keep Oregonians moving – and moving safely,” November 13). Drivers would find alternate routes through neighborhoods to avoid the tolls.

We should not be charged to use highways we have already paid for, and continue to pay for, with our gas taxes. If revenue is the motive, I suggest we implement a weight-mile tax on electric vehicles. The Oregon Department of Transportation has run some pilot programs to show the workability of such a tax, and it appears it would not be as expensive to implement as tolling would be.

At the very least, put it to a vote of the people. I will not vote for any politician who supports this tolling.

Winston Marshall, Oregon City

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