I don’t have time to write a real post today, but these links should satisfy your transit fix:
- Erica Barnett went to yesterday’s debate betweenPro Prop 1 Mayor Nickels and Anti Prop 1 Kemper Freeman. It’s a rather long post, but here’s the one-sentence summary: ” Freeman was so outmatched by Nickels on charisma, statistics, and general coherence, however, that it seems almost unfair to call it a ‘debate.'”
- The city wants input on parking near light rail stations in the South End. The Rainier Valley Post has the details
- Rossi acknowledges he may not be able to go forward with his transportation plan. I am sure that plan is impossible, so at least Rossi is able to admit it as well.
- The Stranger also has a post about the artist for the Capitol Hill station and another with some nice photos of the art that will go into the station. I really love both sets of work.
- Nickels is voting ‘No’ on the parks levy, but urges people to vote ‘Yes’ on both the Pike Place Market Levy and Prop. 1. If you’re going to vote for only one tax increase, please vote yes on prop 1.
- Here’s a nice, succinct argument for Prop. 1
- The state is beginning work on SR-519 just south of the stadiums. The work is aimed at continuing to improve ferry and freight traffic to the harbor.