Monthly Archives: May 2010

It may cost to use major roads in metro area by 2030

Journal of Commerce reporter Marc Stiles recently wrote a compelling story that talks about the potential tolling of all major roads in this area. Here it is: The Puget Sound Regional Council is expected to approve a far-reaching plan this … Continue reading

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Licata: Time to look for cuts in Mercer project

Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata says in his May 13 newsletter Urban Politics that Seattle’s financial troubles mean it is time for a hard look at the city’s construction budget to look for ways to save, particularly on the Mercer … Continue reading

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Where pedestrians count

New York sure treats pedestrians better than Seattle does. I’m in Manhattan for a few days, walking loops from the Battery to Harlem. Being used to Seattle, I’ve rarely felt so coddled by a city. Many Seattle annoyances are gone. … Continue reading

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For Whom the Tunnel Tolls

There are some things we know about the deep bore tunnel proposed as a replacement for the Alaskan Way Viaduct. It’s going to be expensive, costing the state, city and port a combined total of at least $4.5 billion dollars. … Continue reading

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Queen Anne spruces up retail core

planting_web Picture Perfect Queen Anne, a group of residents, merchants and property owners, organized a celebration last Saturday to mark completion of a landscaping project and a new stone walkway called Green Gateways Queen Anne. Picture Perfect Queen Anne said … Continue reading

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