Pointlessness at the Polls, T minus 3 days

March 10, 2007 at 10:08 am | In Viaduct vote | 3 Comments

-Another dropoff day at High Point CC, 11 am-3 pm only. Looks like 100K of our citymates already have voted; so much for the boycott idea.

-Uh-oh, start tracking your home’s value on Zillow to see if it really does start dropping like a rock because of the whateverduct dithering. (And if it does, this guy has no sympathy.)

-Thinking of supporting the replacement-a-duct? Take a close look at construction closure projections first.

-Who knows what we’ll really eventually wind up with? Could even be the rebuild remix.

3 Comments

  1. I agree with the letter writer up until he scolds Seattle homeowners who aren’t near a convenient bus line and he assumes that it’s Seattle, not the burbs, where the majority of McMansions are wasting money and space.

    The writer sounds to me typical of people who move here from a larger city and launch into complaining that locals are dumb and inferior.

    Comment by Forest — 3:18 pm March 10, 2007 #

  2. The Stranger isn’t the most reliable source for viaduct or closure information, and it certainly won’t conduct a scientific, unbiased analysis. Go to the source and read the WSDOT documents:

    http://wsdot.wa.gov/NR/rdonlyres/BCE6261A-293E-4AF1-AEB2-C6FC25F65F79/0/SDEISChapter6Construction.pdf

    Comment by Dis — 8:15 pm March 10, 2007 #

  3. Here’s the more relevant chapter of the DraftEIS, the one about closures, restrictions and detours:
    http://wsdot.wa.gov/NR/rdonlyres/52D44C74-4E18-4FF9-B1FC-2C849E1F8DF0/0/SDEISChapter7ConstructionEffects.pdf

    Comment by Dis — 9:17 pm March 10, 2007 #

  4. Enough with the doom and gloom.

    It’s as if no one’s ever heard of 1st Ave. So., 4th Ave. So., or I-5. And that’s even if you’re wedded to your car.

    The plan we voters _already approved_ last fall, Transit Now, includes more and better bus service to downtown via the Busway from Spokane St. to the bus tunnel, by the time any construction regarding the Viaduct begins. And, there’s the water taxi for those of you in Alki and Admiral.

    Comment by asdf — 6:18 pm March 11, 2007 #

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