“Not in my backyard” is a common phrase people say in response to initiatives that are positive for society but could have negative impacts to the surrounding area. Nuclear power plants, landfills, and homeless shelters are a few examples.

Add light rail to the list. Folks in South Bellevue have taken it a step further by actually printing up signs with a modified form of the phrase: “No trains in our neighborhood.”

The signs are part of an initiative by BetterBellevue.org to stop Sound Transit from running light rail through the neighborhood.

I think the signs are a bit much.

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