This post originally appeared on Orphan Road.
Interesting comments from the Guv:
“We really are fundamentally not efficient and effective now. Our offramps from I-5 are not efficient to the flow of traffic. What international city do we know of that would have two-way traffic in downtown? What international city do we know of that would have street parking in the middle of downtown?
“We have not stepped back, collectively … and said, ‘How can we make this a user-friendly, international city?’
“That’s why a ‘surface option’ is on the table now,” Gregoire said. “If we simply say replace the viaduct, and if that’s all we do, the surface option won’t work. I still stand by that. I’ve looked at it, the ramifications to the waterfront are terrible. We won’t have any legitimate freight mobility. … The surface option works only (and I don’t know if it does) but only if you look at the totality.”