Sometimes You Just Need To Excoriate The Seattle Times

FYI, I started blogging at The Urbanist. Some posts will be cross-posts from here; others will be originals. Yesterday I published a piece called “Pass Prop 1 and Never Take Transportation Advice from the Seattle Times.” In it I excoriated the Seattle Times for balking at the $930 million dollar levy’s price tag (which is spread out over 9 years) when the benefits are clear (Safe Routes to School, seven new rapid ride lines, 50 miles of protected bike lanes, ect) and when the Seattle Times has a sordid history of supporting very expensive highway projects with much lower benefits like the $4 billion dollar Bertha tunnel, which seems poised for boondoggledom.

Overview of Move Seattle project showing the new Rapid Ride corridors, bike corridors and other improvements. (Let's Move Seattle)

Overview of Move Seattle project showing the new Rapid Ride corridors, bike corridors and other improvements. (Let’s Move Seattle)

My article on Seattle Squandering Its Public Land is also picked up on the Urbanist, as is the piece, Will Soil Save Cities From Climate Change. Gotta toot my own horn a little bit. Those articles were gussied up a bit for The Urbanist so read them there if you haven’t yet.

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