// 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 coming down in 2012. I'm taking it down--the middle. That's the timeline. I'm not going to fudge on it. And if we don't have some alternative by then, boy are we going to have a mess on our hands because it's coming down.”
said Governor Christine Gregoire [who now plans to leave the viaduct in place until 2015] (in Seattle Post-Inelligencer)