“My ideal neighborhood changed after I got pregnant.”
Valerie Saucedo lives in Kent and works on Beacon Hill, driving her car every day since the bus would take an hour and a half in each direction. She'd prefer to take light rail if there was a stop near her house, since it would eliminate the stress of driving in traffic and would be better for the environment.
Although she cares about environmental issues, she says they haven’t been her top priority. “But now that I’m a mother I, you know, want to see something better for my child.”