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All Agree “Yes” on Deep Bore Tunnel

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Deep Bore Tunnel “a go” according to a Seattle Times Article this morning. This is a great step in the right direction for Seattle. Since that first article about a borred tunnel replacement idea published in February 2007 in Puget Sound Magazine, many Seattle commuters wanted to find a way to have it all. – A better waterfront and a new route constructed without disrupting current traffic flow.

Seattle Tube & Cascadia Team up to Pitch Deep Bore Tunnel at Public Forum Friday

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Citizens for Seattle Tube and Cascadia plan to present the new “third option” for replacing of the Alaskan Way Viaduct to a public forum. Come join us on Friday, January 9th between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM at the Top of the Market meeting room (93 Pike Street at the pig) in the heart of the Pike Place Market. This is a big deal. We may actually have a chance at solving one of Seattle’s most contentious transportation issues in recent years! (more…)

Citizens for Seattle Tube is now on Facebook

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Facebook members: you can find us on Facebook by logging in and searching “Citizens for Seattle Tube”

Open Discussion Groups to be Held on Deep Bore Tunnel Options

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Citizens for Seattle Tube invite you to attend one of our discussion groups on the advantages of replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct with the Deep Bore Tunnel option. Given that the governor has delayed her decision until January 12th, we are scheduling drop in discussion events for the following times: (more…)

Alternative Viaduct Replacement Route Offers Ballard Easy Truck Access to I-90

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Citizens for Seattle Tube is mounting a campaign to publicize an alternative viaduct replacement option that offer Ballard freight haulers and east bound commuters an efficient non-stop route to I-90. An uptown bored tunnel proposed by Seattle Tube connects highway 99 at the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel to the end of I-90 near Quest Field. (more…)

How West Seattle will Commute To Work

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will soon be breaking ground on upgrading the aging east end of the West Seattle bridge. Major utility conduits are already being re-routed to make room for the new construction. Upgrades include a new two-lane exit to 4th Avenue South, providing West Seattle better access to downtown. A new on and off ramp is being added to the westbound lanes from 1st Avenue to replace the old ramp (which will be torn down) presently on 4th Avenue. This means that some down town commuters will go to work on 4th Avenue South and return on 1st Avenue South. (more…)

Pro-Tube Commuters Praise Gregoire for Viaduct Delay

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Responsibility for solving one of Seattle most troubling infrastructure problems in years has fallen squarely on the shoulders of the top executive in Washington State. In the midst of troubling economic times and immense budget shortfalls, Governor Chris Gregoire is expected to make a decision that will effect the vitality of Seattle metropolitan area for decades to come. (more…)

New Fire Surpression Systems to Make Tunnels Safe for Flamable Trucks

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

One of the issues concerning proponents for replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct with another elevated structure is the ability to move flammable cargos to Ballard. Some fear that tunnel options will cut off Ballard from critical fuel supplies and pose public safety threats if fuel trucks are forced to use surface streets through downtown. Many assume that new tunnel options would restrict flammable cargo from being transited through them. (more…)

SoDo Expressway to Ease Bellevue-West Seattle-Burien Commute on I-5 Along Tube Route

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

The Sodo Expressway, part of a bold new through-city traffic revision proposal envisioned by Citizens for Seattle Tube, is an elevated roadway over 6th Avenue South through the SoDo district that connects the south entrance of the “Tube” to 1st Avenue South. This new 4-lane expressway would have interchanges at I-90 and Spokane Street to allow easier traffic flow to and from Bellevue for West Seattle and Burien commuters. Aside from carrying traffic bound for the north side of town, the key advantage of the Sodo Expressway is that East-side commuters could avoid the I-5 morning bottle neck coming into town and the I-90 to I-5 ramp congestion on the return. (more…)

Gregoire Puts Off Finnal Decision for More Input

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

It seems that in the waning hours of the Governor’s promised decision deadline, alternative viaduct replacement proponents have won a reprieve according to a Seattle Times article published today. The viaduct replacement decison dealine is now set at January 12th prior to the next legislative session to give transportation advisors time to study alternative options.