And it’s not a list I mind the viaduct being on.
Wired has put together a list of the 10 highways that need to be torn down – right now. They’re right on target with our own Alaskan Way Viaduct. The structure is 55 years old and ready to go, but a replacement is only partially funded and would require shutting down all traffic for years during construction anyway.
My argument is simple – if it’s going to be closed for years, all the current users will find other modes of transportation anyway. We have a pressing need to get out of our cars, and this is a great opportunity to make that a lot easier. We certainly need more Ballard and West Seattle transit investment in the same timeframe, but that can come later.
Kudos to Wired for noticing!