Crosscut Week in Review (July 17)

Seattle is starting to get serious about two related questions: What if the tunnel is built? What if the tunnel is not built?
Seattle is starting to get serious about two related questions: What if the tunnel is built? What if the tunnel is not built?

Seattle is finally starting to become more focused on the challenges of constructing a waterfront tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. But it's extremely hard to know where we go with that realism.

Seeing the heavy readership for two Crosscut pieces on Thursday (July 15), it felt like local residents want to begin looking seriously at the way forward. And people showed interest in looking at the very different approaches covered by the articles. Knute Berger's article, "The tunnel: Let's vote," provoked a good, extended discussion (36 comments as of Friday afternoon), with Berger weighing in a couple of times on the discussion's points.

Here are a couple thoughts on both sides from among the  

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Joe Copeland

Joe Copeland

Joe Copeland is the former senior editor at Crosscut.