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Tag: Mercer St.

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