// 1.7 Miles

    Point your mouse at each tunnel section to get an idea of how much you could get for 1.7 miles of deep bore tunnel.

    With a planned cost of 4.2 billion dollars, the 1.7 mile long deep bore tunnel will cost nearly half a million dollars per foot — assuming nothing goes wrong. We aren’t opposed to spending this kind of money on transportation solutions, but we do have a problem when those “solutions” actually make the status quo worse.

    A 1.7 mile multibillion-dollar car tunnel that accelerates climate change, keeps us in our cars, and squanders precious city and state resources in the process is a bad idea. The items listed here are not necessarily serious policy proposals, but rather serve to illustrate the massive dimensions of the project. You might spend 4.2 billion differently, but would you blow it all on a tunnel? Let us know.

  • bikes
  • holes
  • buses
  • trees
  • snow
  • homeless
  • bags
  • sides
  • teach
  • pi
  • gas
  • solar
  • safeco
  • key

Tunnel quotes

“The voters have again told us loud and clear that a new freeway through the heart and soul of the city is not the answer. I couldn’t agree more.  They’ve sent a very clear message - whether it is above ground or below, they don’t want to build another freeway on our waterfront.  The three of us have heard the voters. This is the 21st Century and what the people of Seattle have said is we must put aside the 1950s mind-set about transportation and find new and better alternatives.”
said Mayor Greg Nickels [Now he supports it.] (in Seattle Post-Intelligencer)