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What Lies Beneath

How does a city growing as fast as Seattle avoid erasing its past?

  • By James Ross Gardner
  • Published 05/01/2014
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Transportation

Tunnel Update

A couple of updates on the deep-bore tunnel machine (spoiler alert: Still stalled!)

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 02/17/2014
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This Washington

WSDOT Announces It's "Going Hyperbaric" in Effort to Unearth What's Blocking Bertha

As the downtown tunnel boring machine remains stuck, WSDOT announces plans to send workers underground to see what's blocking "Bertha."

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/15/2014
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This Washington

Pipe, Left by a Contractor 11 Years Ago, Blocks Bertha

Tunnel-boring machine's major malfunction: A 115-foot-long, eight-inch-wide steel pipe.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 01/03/2014
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Article

Inside Seattle’s Waterfront Tunnel Project

The largest-diameter tunnel-boring machine in the world arrives in Seattle this spring.

  • By Karen Taylor Quinn
  • Published 02/20/2013
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City Hall

PI.com: State Won't Fight to Keep Tunnel Referendum Off Ballot

PI.com: The state will not appeal a King County judge's decision to put the tunnel referendum on the ballot.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 06/16/2011
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Opinion

Dead Tunnel Walking

With each passing day I'm becoming more convinced that there's no longer any need to decry the proposed deep-bore tunnel replacement for Seattle's Alaskan Way viaduct. Because the tunnel is already on death row. Not because the urban greens are winning (t

  • By Dan Bertolet
  • Published 12/16/2010
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Opinion

Copenhagen Just Built A Deep-Bore Tunnel

While many in Seattle's green urbanist community were railing against a deep-bore tunnel alternative to replace the Alaskan Way viaduct, Copenhagen, a vaunted international leader in urban sustainability, completed its own 2.5 mile long deep-bore tunnel b

  • By Dan Bertolet
  • Published 10/06/2010
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News

A Little Financial Food for Thought

Twitter has been abuzz about an exciting bikey financial fact the past few weeks: Portland built its entire 300-mile network of bike ways for the cost of a single mile of urban freeway. It's an excellent reminder of how comparatively low cost bike infrast

  • By Josh Cohen
  • Published 09/15/2010
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Opinion

Cars And Cities

A common argument made in support of a deep-bore tunnel to replace Seattle's Alaskan Way viaduct is that by putting all those cars underground, we'll end up with a better pedestrian and cycling environment on the city's downtown streets. That position may

  • By Dan Bertolet
  • Published 09/07/2010
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City Hall

Extra Fizz: Ethics Commission Says It Isn't Singling Out Anti-Tunnel Group

The city's ethics and elections commission director says he isn't singling out Seattle Citizens Against the Tunnel by requiring them to file public-disclosure reports at the city.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/26/2010
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City Hall

Extra Fizz: Tunnel Opponents Finally File With Ethics Commission

After a delay of several weeks, Seattle Citizens Against the Tunnel (SCAT), the group that's collecting signatures for an initiative to stop the deep-bore tunnel, has finally filed its required public-disclosure documents with the Seattle Ethics and Elect

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/23/2010
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City Hall

PubliCola TV: Mike O'Brien Debriefs on Tunnel Vote

City Council member Mike O'Brien sat down with PubliCola today to talk about why his amendments on Monday's deep-bore tunnel resolution lost, what his next steps are on the tunnel, and his relationship with Mayor Mike McGinn.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/04/2010
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City Hall

Mayor McGinn Responds to Council's Tunnel Vote

Mayor Mike McGinn says yesterday's city council resolution on the deep-bore tunnel is "not really any action at all."

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/03/2010
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City Hall

A Preview of this Afternoon's Tunnel Meeting

A preview of this afternoon's city council meeting on the deep-bore tunnel, which is expected to stretch on well into the evening.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/02/2010
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City Hall

Council Majority Plans to Torpedo O'Brien Tunnel Amendments

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/31/2010
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City Hall

Shocker: Godden Opposes Amendment Affirming Right to Vote on Tunnel

City Council member Jean Godden says she'll oppose two amendments to the upcoming tunnel resolution proposed by Friends of Seattle—one that would affirm citizens' right to vote on the tunnel, and one that would reiterate that the state is responsible for

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/30/2010
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City Hall

A Humble Request of the Tunnel+Transit Coalition

Dear Members of the Tunnel+Transit Coalition: In a previous post I called you out on the disconnect between the name of your coalition and the lack of transit funding in the deep-bore tunnel project you support. But today I'd like to give you all the chan

  • By Dan Bertolet
  • Published 07/30/2010
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City Hall

The Disappearing O'Brien-Creighton Facebook Flap

City council member Mike O'Brien got into a Facebook scrap yesterday over the Port's vague commitment to spend $300 million on the deep-bore tunnel. However, you wouldn't know it from looking at Creighton's Facebook page; the port commissioner deleted the

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/30/2010
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City Hall

Tunnel Initiative Filed

A pro-viaduct-rebuild activist has filed an initiative that would block the deep-bore tunnel.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 07/29/2010
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