Monthly Archives: October 2009

Surface option? Still not buying it

Don’t let these cars end up on downtown surface streets. I’m very pleased to see that my post about the future of Highway 99 through downtown Seattle (tunnel vs. surface streets) has engendered so much interesting debate and commentary. While … Continue reading

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‘Build it — or else’

I just posted about a phenomenon called job blackmail on Sightline’s Daily Score. Job blackmail happens when businesses threaten to leave the state or city because of environmental legislation. But megaprojects like the waterfront tunnel replacement for the viaduct also … Continue reading

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Fixed!

Want to comment on a blog post? You can now! Thanks to those who let us know the site wasn’t working properly.

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Out with the viaduct … in with I-605?

Replacing the viaduct with the surface-and-transit option could stall traffic downtown and encourage highway construction elsewhere. The current mayoral race has placed the viaduct-replacement issue squarely back into the public limelight after most of us thought the issue had been … Continue reading

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