Friday, August 19, 2011

McSchwinn and the tunnel

Yesterday the Seattle Times wrote a nice piece about Referendum 1 passing. As usual for the Seattle Times, several people (that worked on the pro-Ref 1 campaign) were quoted about how the political future of McGinn is permanently ruined. My favorite was that "McGinn is a dead man walking". I think the only person in the McGinn camp given space in the article was McGinn himself. I'm not sure why the Seattle Times hates McGinn so much, but it is nothing new.
So I feel compelled to chime in and say: thank you Mayor, for trying to do the right thing. I think the tunnel is going to be a disaster. There will be cost overuns, Seattle residents will wind up paying for them, and I won't even use the damn tunnel because there are no downtown exits. As it is now, I occasionally use the viaduct.
The only good I can see from this tunnel is that more people will be compelled to ride their bikes due to the traffic congestion during construction and the tolls that will have to be collected to (partially) pay for it.
I'm still with you McGinn, keep up the good work!

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