In news about that OTHER vote …

February 22, 2007 at 10:13 pm | In Viaduct vote | 4 Comments

… we got our ballots today; did you? Half your WSB team has taken its stand: No And Hell No (even Susan Paynter is going that way). What DO we support, you ask? Retrofit. If you want to review other campaigns, try No Elevated, or No Tunnel, or No New Viaduct, among others (like the too-young-to-vote view).

4 Comments

  1. My only concern with voting no/no is that somebody’s going to look at that and say “they don’t want the tunnel OR a viaduct – they must want us to tear it all down and just use surface streets” and they’ll run with that. And that’s not what I want at all; I’d rather see a retrofit as well.

    And anybody who honestly thinks that tearing down the viaduct will be more attractive because of all the open space we’ll have is just kidding themselves – it’ll start out that way, and then the developers will get a hold of it and start building office buildings and condos until this place becomes Manhattan Part 2. I used to have a beautiful view of the Sound and the Olympics (as well as West Seattle) from my office. Now I look at the side of the new WaMu Center building. Real attractive … NOT!

    Comment by Sue — 12:58 pm February 23, 2007 #

  2. The promise of the rebuilt viaduct only closing the corridor for 3 months gets my vote. Tear it down and get-r-done.

    Comment by Bubba — 2:58 pm February 23, 2007 #

  3. Don’t let that three-month claim fool you. Can’t imagine where that really traces to. We have seen presentations on this and you are talking about a decade of construction, pretty much; note this WS DOT page:
    http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/Alternatives.htm

    Comment by Administrator — 9:44 pm February 23, 2007 #

  4. there’s a difference between construction time and closure time.

    Comment by Bubba — 8:13 am February 24, 2007 #

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