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By Clair Enlow
January 24, 2007
I’m not angry that Gov. Chris Gregoire did not make a decision about replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which would have decided the fate the Seattle waterfront. I’m grateful.
I am angry, however, about what she did decide. She decided to cut the least costly option, and the one that most resembles what many other cities have already done to take down an elevated highway along the waterfront and replace it with a number of different modes and surface options. Her decision clearly favored people who prefer to pass by the city in their cars over the people in the city itself.
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