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October 21, 12:43 PM click here to comment > 1

Downtown paving completed

We need to take care of our streets. The City’s arterial repaving program is important to give everyone a smooth ride. We save money in the long run by investing in regular maintenance of our city streets. I commend SDOT staff for getting this important work done and for efficiently spending the funding approved by Seattle residents in Bridging the Gap.

You can read more about this project over on SDOT’s blog HERE.

Posted by: Mayor Mike McGinn


Comment from John
Time October 24, 2010 at 9:47 am

Everyone should remember that this initiative was started by former Mayor Nickels, who should truly be commended for moving major public works projects forward like this repaving program and Link Light Rail. Thank you, Mayor Nickels! You were not perfect, but you are solely missed!

It remains to be seen what the current Mayor’s legacy will be. If one took a snapshot in 2010, it would be: “The obstructionist, anti-car, anti-business Mayor that hasn’t moved forward any substantial idea to improve mobility other than to promote Red Chinese Maoist notion that we should all bicycle everywhere. Let’s turn back the clock to the 1950’s and have our own Great Leap Forward here in Seattle!

Kill the Downtown tunnel and replace it with – nothing!
Toll all arterials!
Drive people and business out of Downtown Seattle with sky high parking rates!
Strangle every major arterial with road diet projects!
Promote nothing in the way of major rapid transit projects, even though we have no real rapid transit in the city.

In other words, promote gridlock until every resident in Seattle cries “Uncle!” and leaves.

Having no one live here will definitely reduce the carbon footprint around here.