We recommend this upcoming event on the Alaskan Way Viaduct:
WHO: Panelists include Grace Crunican, Seattle Department of Transportation; Patrick Gordon, Chair, Downtown Seattle Association; Cary Moon, People's Waterfront Coalition; Dave Freiboth, King County Labor Council.
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6-8 pm
WHERE: Seattle City Hall, 1F, Bertha Landes Room
Please rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 206-622-8333.
After years of talk, it's time to rally around a plan to take down the dangerous Alaskan Way Viaduct and fix Seattle's waterfront. A Municipal League forum on Dec. 2 will examine options and build support for a solution.
Since the public voted in Feb. 2007,
Seattle went from two options (tunnel vs. rebuild) and an implied
third (streets and transit) to nearly a dozen. After a long public
process, stakeholders representing business, design, transportation
and other interests have agreed on guidelines for mobility, cost and
the economic, environmental and civic impact. Gov. Gregoire, Mayor
Nickels and County Executive Sims have set a goal of Dec. 31 to
on a final plan.
The forum will begin with brief presentations of the options and the common guidelines determined by the stakeholders process so far. We aim to focus on results: Which option can be implemented fastest with the best long-term cost benefit, while keeping people and freight moving? What's the best solution for the future of Seattle and the region?