Archive for January, 2009

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 Featured on the Dave Ross Show

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

The Seattle Tube idea was discussed today on the Dave Ross Show at about 9:15 this morning on Kiro Radio. Here is a link to the archive. it starts about a quarter way through the show. January 6, 2009 9:00 am-10:00 am

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…)

Seattle Tube Airs on King 5 TV

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

See us on TV today on King 5. Ralph Allen of Grace Architects discusses Seattle Tube 6th Ave deep bored tunnel option to replace Alaskan Way Viaduct. (See Video Story)

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…)