The Third Option lives! (maybe)

Somebody pulled out the calculator one more time — and now it seems we can’t afford the only two viaduct options the Powers That Be have been willing to consider. According to the almost-amusing update on The Stranger’s blog, Hizzoner, aka Top Tunnel Pusher, is all atizzy. And the real topline on all this seems to be, uh, never mind about that advisory vote, us council guys will just make the decision, hold our nose, jump in, and hope we’ll hit Mega Millions to raise a few more Big Dig Big Bucks. But why not use this as an excuse to save face and join the folks backing The Third Option after all? We can have a heck of an implosion party, round up some work crews to sweep up the debris, and get back to business.

3 Replies to "The Third Option lives! (maybe)"

  • eric September 21, 2006 (9:05 am)

    “We can have a heck of an implosion party, round up some work crews to sweep up the debris, and get back to business.”

    That would be grand! Then we can all sit in gridlock across the bridge trying to get downtown.

    I actually believe that, as far as West Seattle to Downtown movement goes, it could be easily addressed by the “boulevard” option.

    However, I use 99 to get north of downtown – Greenlake, Wallingford, etc. What a nightmare that would be!

  • The House September 21, 2006 (9:12 pm)

    Could someone enlighten me on why the mayor is referred to “The Hizzoner”?

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