Wednesday, February 14, 2007
For the record: the San Francisco Emarcadero freeway mentioned below was an off ramp from the Bay Bridge to North Beach. It was public works boon doggle, and yes, it was torn and replaced by a boulevard that leads to Fisherman's Wharf, America's most well known tourist trap. Mayor Nickels in Seattle is of the opinion that the Alaskan Viaduct, part of the Highway 99, and important north south corridor, cuts off Seattle from the waterfront. To be precise: downtown Seattle is cut off by a hill from the waterfront. The expensive million dollar condos on Harbor Steps would have a majestic view of the Puget Sound and Cascades if it wasn't for the highway. Defiant Nickels promises to campaign hard for a tunnel : Local News: The Seattle Times: "Nickels noted that San Francisco tore down the elevated Embarcadero freeway on its waterfront and replaced it with a surface boulevard and trolley. The result has been a thriving waterfront, which is 'exactly what we’re trying to achieve' Nickels said. "