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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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September 22, 2004

Design Perspectives: Will Vancouver transit model work in Seattle?

  • Planning guru Gordon Price says incremental changes such as the monorail and a viaduct-free waterfront will make a world of difference in Seattle.
    Special to the Journal

    It's back to the ballot in November for Seattle's monorail. In the meantime, the question of how to replace the aging Alaskan Way viaduct is stalled. Between the state mandate to maintain highway capacity, the unacceptable blockage of an aerial roadway — and the overwhelming cost of tunneling — we may never rebuild.

    Photos by Gordon Price
    Seattle’s sense of entitlement to vast amounts of roadways leads to gridlock, according to Gordon Price. Denser, pedestrian oriented development in urban areas will mean fewer cars on the road.

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