// 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

“It's the most exciting night at The Edgewater since The Beatles stayed here. The voters answered two questions and what they said with the answer to both questions is, 'We don't want a freeway along our waterfront.' They want better answers.”
said Greg Nickels [Ignoring the voters.] (in Seattle Post-Intelligencer)