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Tag: Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee

Urban Politics #186: Why Are Our Bridges And Roads Being Neglected?

October 27th, 2004

The short answer to the above question is probably because neglect is easier to handle than rejection: i.e. it is easier to ignore the bland maintenance of our transportation infrastructure than reject a sexy new mega-transportation project.


Urban Politics #185: The $200 Million Mercer Street Solution?

October 14th, 2004

The traffic congestion on Mercer Street and on Valley Street just south of Lake Union has been a problem that the City has been wrestling with for over 40 years. This week the Council approved the Mayor’s proposed solution as the main focus of an Environmental Impact Study (EIS), thereby almost assuring that the City will be plunging headlong into a major transportation project that our own Council staff has found to be fatally flawed.

This action is reminiscent of what the City Council did back in November 1970, when it