Viaduct Debate – Make It End

It’s exhausting to live in this town, especially if you’re at all concerned about transit. Monorail. Sound Transit. Sound Transit 2. RTID. Viaduct. 520. Many attempts, virtually no progress. Ironic for such a “progressive” town.

There are many disjointed, angsty thoughts in my head at the moment, each wanting a chance to find a scapegoat to sacrifice in hopes that some pagan god might give me a train. But at the moment, I’m just too tired to care. Too much whining. Too much studying. Too many last minute changes. Too much indecision. Too many bad decisions when someone actually decides something. It’s wearing. I just have one request to shout to the world before The Decider makes a royal decree concerning the viaduct.

For the love of all that this pure and good in the world, please do not let them rebuild the monstrosity that is the viaduct!!

New%20Viaduct.jpg

4 Comments so far

  1. josh (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 8:59 am

    horse’s ass has the infographic that should bring down the new viaduct:

    http://www.horsesass.org/wp-content/uploads/newviaduct.jpg


  2. eldan (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 9:17 am

    Oh, but those poor down-trodden car-owners will lose their views to robber-baron downtown property owners if we make the waterfront nice.

    Sorry. I made the mistake of reading Slog comments recently and haven’t quite recovered yet.


  3. TonyB. (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

    The whole damn thing pisses me off! First we are having an election and wasting a million dollars on a vote that means absolutely nothing. The purse strings are held in Olympia and they already said that the tunnel is dead. That leaves the repairing/rebuilding the viaduct the only option left that meets the states requirements. There’s a delicate balance that must be struck that most people don’t seem to get. It needs to be safe, it needs to be economical, and it needs to carry the existing traffic with room for a little more. The only one that currently seems to meet these reqs is repairing the Viaduct (safety among the tunnel and viaduct options seem iffy though, but the surface street option decreases the amount of traffic that can be handled by 25% which is unacceptable to the state).


  4. Maria D. (unregistered) on February 24th, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

    Why does everything have to be decided on how much its going to cost??? Why couldn’t we one day get it right and decide based on what is best for the people and the planet and the future.

    its so easy to stay the course till we see that we’re about to crash. only then do we care enough to do something about it.

    when will we wake up and care about what happens to tomorrow…even when we’re no longer here.



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