Tag Archives: tunnel

Still Winning the War

We’ve lost some high profile battles in the last few months, but we haven’t lost the war. The Tunnel’s victory and Prop 1’s defeat are setback for those of us who recognize the cost 80 years of car subsidies have wrought on America’s health. The roads built for cars, the cities built around the roads, […]

Boldly Going Backwards

As every city resident who’s paying attention knows, the Tunnel was overwhelming approved two weeks ago. What the percentage of victory belies, is its fragility and hollowness. This vote wasn’t about transportation policy or moving forward. It was just politics. On the scale of things, Seattle is a small city in a country with plenty […]

The Tolled Tunnel, in Context

We created this graphic to place the Deep Bore Tunnel costs and capacity into context. It is inherently political, but the intention is to help citizens make an informed and rational decision and to maximize their return on transportation investments. The information used is easily accessible to the public. WSDOT has done an reasonable job […]

To Angela Freudenstein

Thank you for proving that the tunnel is an expensive, inappropriate, and poor solution to the problem of the Alaska Way Viaduct. Your analysis shows that dollars to people moved, Washington State would be hard pressed to find a more expensive solution, or one that forces roughly 50,000 cars a day onto the surface streets […]