Originally Posted by Seattlelife
I was very excited to see the region's decision makers decide on the tunnel. There will be nay sayers for everything, let's hope they don't get in the way of the tunnel at all. As was mentioned before, Seattle is already good enough at delaying projects like this.
No more viaduct (I will miss the view from 99 but imo it wasn't worth the space it took up), a renewed connection to the waterfront and a lot more open space for pedestrians downtown. Awesome!
I wasn't too familiar with the politics of the viaduct replacement. Did anyone else find it a little funny that Gregoire said no to a tunnel during the election then brought the idea back after she was elected. Is there any relation or am I making something out of nothing?
At beginning, she wasn't for tunnel because we couldn't afford it (I think she admitted it a while ago that she likes tunnel but worried about unable to fund it). I heard a group of businesses urged her to change her mind about tunnel because it would be good for downtown Seattle and their businesses (I don't know the details of it yet). I guess they convinced her to changed her mind and support deep bored tunnel.
I agree with some guys here about tolling tunnel. That makes senses.