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Dec 17 Wells commented on Guest Editorial: Seattle, Pull the Plug on the Tunnel Unless You Can Answer These Seven Questions.
Will in Seattle argues for the shallow Trench cut/cover tunnel option studied in 2008. While it should be considered a viable alternative, the 2009 FEIS includes only the Box Cut-Cover Tunnel/Seawall alternative for good reason. It's the only cut-cover possible to construct while the AWV remains standing. It makes a sturdy seawall and a massive earthquake barrier not possible with the cheap, weak "drill-fill sea fence" Wsdot prefers. And it is still possible by directing the completed segment of the bore tunnel to its portal and finish that type tunnel near Pike. The 'double-deck' bore at this point is below the level of the Box Cut-Cover Tunnel/Seawall as proposed, but a 3rd deck above the other two could be constructed as a parking level for Coleman Dock and Waterfront employees.

Careful study of the Box Cut-Cover Tunnel/Seawall reveals how Wsdot and Sdot directors and department heads committed fraud, rigged their studies AND the 2007 voter referendum. While it was ready for public review in 2006, it was kept under wraps until 2009. While Wsdot based objections against cut-cover tunnel options as too disruptive to construct, they kept this 'least disruptive' option out of the public discourse, probably gambling that voters would approve their elevated replacement monstrosity. Yet, it made it into the FEIS as the most ideal cut-cover.

We are at a crossroads, people. Wsdot committed fraud and now plan to use State transportation resources to dedicate the Pacific Northwest as a fossil fuel export corridor. Were their studies conducted honestly in this regard? No way.
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Dec 17 Wells commented on Guest Editorial: We Need to Stop Trying to Rescue This Tunnel Project and Consider Our Options.
I have four concerns to add to Ms Moon's and Dominic's assessment of the deep bore tunnel feasibility. Most important, will the bore tunnel remain stable if finished? Will its presence act as a 'conduit' for groundwater to increase and spread further inland, deeper and below sea level as far north as Denny Way? If so, will this further destabilize already unstable soils beneath vulnerable buildings above its entire length? Will such destabilization worsen over time? Would destabilization amplify destructive affects of predicted major earthquakes? I've always predicted inevitable, unavoidable disaster if the bore tunnel is completed.

The second concern is about the seawall replacement technique, the "drill-fill sea fence," being 'cheap' and NOT impermeable to water breaking through thereby increasing hazards of groundwater destabilization.

The third concern is about the new Alaskan Way boulevard. I agree with the 4-lane option, but not with its 13 stoplights between Pike and King Streets. To address thru-traffic, I've long proposed a 2-lane frontage road east of Alaskan Way to reduce the number of stoplights to 9 or 10, and to allow motor vehicles to cycle between the frontage road and Western without being forced to reenter the thru-traffic of Alaskan Way. The Waterfront design committee, of which Ms Moon is a member, is only interested in a grandiose waterfront plaza, nevermind managing traffic.

The fourth concern is about Mercer West. Sdot's intention to redirect traffic to SR99 from the suitably 'commercial' corridor of Western/Elliott through 'residential' Queen Anne, including the dangerously steep hill of Mercer Place, will increase traffic, accidents, noise and pollution. The new wide sidewalks beneath Aurora still sit in an air pollution dump that pedestrians will avoid. Bicylists could speed through any new underpass, but a pedestrian overpass would be better. Sdot goes out of its way to make getting around Seattle worse for everyone. But they're really really good at deceiving the public.
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Nov 5 Wells commented on A Night to Ignore the National News and Get Lost in Local Elections.
Pramila Jayapal wants to get real on tax reform to raise the necessary money.
Putting it that way sounds a bit like putting the cart before the horse: money first, then find/direct where to spend it. Raising the money issue first signals a warning.

When state legislature begins next January, she'll hear about a concept other lawmakers think Seattle isn't familiar with - freedom. They also have doubts about Seattle being unfamiliar with concepts known as coherance, competence, inclusiveness, accountability, honesty, etc. Metro will just waste the funds on more of the same, ie, streetcar on 1st Ave trickery, polluting noisy hybrids displacing ETBs, Alaskan Way boulevard stoplit nonsense, MercerWest Truck Route roaring hillclimb, squealing downhill brakes around the clock, severe collisions regularly.
How fucking dare Sdot/Transit agencies pretend this crap is all hunky dory terrific?
Oh wait, we're dealing with Seattlers who don't give a shit what shit happens to Seattle.
Oct 16 Wells commented on Mark Driscoll Resigns from Mars Hill Church.
Folklife 2011 perhaps, strolling early toward the Space Needle entry, amid festive groups and musicians, a half-circle crowd stood more transfixed than relaxed by spoken word promising torture in the afterlife. My view was toward the vibrant pleasantry and didn't notice the trio of preachers until after I made my way across the circular space between them and the crowd. Turning to view southward, the hoisted signs blaring burning fire stopped me as the question, "Where do you think you're going when you die?" with a vicious sneer was asked whoever might hear. Stunned, I swung an arm to encompass first the crowd, then the preachers and claimed, "No GOD is going to condemn anyone, no matter their sin, or their very crime, to an eternity of torture!" That got everyone's attention. I added, "These people have the bible backwards" my armwave pointing at the preachers. Barely a moment passed before one preacher tried to answer with some quote out of Leviticus. "Bah!" I fended the memorized officious counter-argument before it got started, turned my back and walked off, a little less joyful, but joyful enough to leave the experience behind while the music played all day that day, the next day and the next.
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Oct 9 Wells commented on The Monorail Study Campaign, Which Wants Us to Trust It With Public Money, Can't Even Show Up As Expected to Our Endorsement Meeting.
"Seriously, of the local media, the Stranger is most likely to give the issue the coverage it deserves. You'd think anyone trying to sell Seattle voters an idea would bend over backwards to convince Stranger editorial staff to be professional enough to get it done." That's a Greenwood quote editted, worth repeating.

Think single-track monorail. Minimal visual/physical impact. Stations easier to locate, readily beside upper-story building patios. My 2007 "Circulator Monorail" is 6 miles of 'single-track' with 13 stations, 4 cars every 5 minutes, 2 spare cars maintenanced inside one floor of new nicer Mercer garage. A beautifully scenic overhead route. 1/6 mile subway serves Center House basement/Fischer Dance floor. All-weather access. Due west monorail nicely pops out the hill above Key Arena Plaza, swoops to a simpler NW corner station. KOMO gets the only double-track station to step-out and step-on the next car passing back to stations nearest Center event activity. Wow.

Current route north from Exposition Hall parking garage is 4th straight to KOMO. 5th overhead is decommissioned or kept for future spur line. From KOMO, south to SR99 opening and view southwest Alki Point and Waterfront. Better access than JCFields can do with their Waterfront design. Stations across from Pike Place Market and Coleman Dock.
A Twenty minute cycle Circlator Monorail. Circulator Monorail cost: $500mil. Economic value-added investment exceeds $1bil.

So, Elizabeth Campbell has earlier copies of my work in her position. She, like most of you Stranger/Crosscut/Bike people in Seattle, never fucking bothered to get yourselves a goddamn copy from your fucking city hall, look at it for more than two goddamn seconds and THEN make a fair assessment. Instead the loudest nitwit among you decides what is actually possible with monorail.

Elizabeth's plan is bogus. She's a nice lady though, I've found, tries to be polite, may suffer from acute misinformation like most other much worse frickin Seattler dumass. Please don't put streetcar on 1st Ave. 4th/5th couplet connector would be safer, better overall. Seattle's new streetcar lines are the nation's worst. 1st Ave connector would make them worse.
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Sep 27 Wells commented on How Artists Can Fight Back Against Cities That Are Taking Advantage of Them.
Much of the 80's economy was carried by President Carter energy policy and programs that reduced electricity consumption enough to cancel the Wppss nuclear plants and make Trojan the cheaper to fix dismantling. Homes on average today with conservation are consequently also cleaner, healthier, more comfortable. The next step in household utility is the installation of plug-in EVs, all types. That 'basic infrastructure' will eventually deliver/supply more electricity to/from the grid than nuclear power inevitably most anywhere. Upgrades then and since do increase costs but value added considerations justify expense, tax, regulation.

IMO, every floor of mid-rise and high-rise apartments should have an open sitting space with a window view, near the elevator, beverage service shelf, lamp, outlet. This sort of design element should go into the interior shared-space. Would tenant artists like to design a sitting area? Of course, thus, the mixed housing interiors/exterior balcony and patio need that sort of input and interest.
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Aug 24 Wells commented on Why Is Bumbershoot Better This Year Than Previous Years?.
"A day ticket is now $71 with fees! How does that promote community when only rich techies, suburbanites and their bratty children can attend?" The same line up for hours along a smelly wharf to ride the wheel, rich techies watching behind tower glass. Both venues are program entertainment cash cows. Burp.
Jun 1 Wells commented on Cycle Track Showdown.
Dexter is a strudging hillclimb both ways.
Dexter is NOT the bicycle route you want. duh
May 30 Wells commented on It’s Time to Turn Your Back on Amazon.
=MICHAEL PATRICK MCGINN=
I LOVE THAT MAN. I love you man. You're my hero\read on:
Corporate giant Costco fails as a marketing model in terms of transportation. A single Costco induces 10x the fuel combustion compared to neighborhood stores or district shopping centers, while putting these out of business. Amazon and Boeing similarly fall short in these terms of transportation costs and impacts. A progressive carbon tax would bankrupt these (low-cost?) corporate giants, Amazon too, suffers from the transport distance disadvantage.
Meanwhile, Wsdot consistently constructs absurdly substandard highways. Seattle transit agencies fall short of national standards, nevermind world standards. BNSF plans to dedicate its rails to fossil fuel transport through the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle's economy is more dependent upon diesel-spewing global trade
than any US port. Yeah, we could address global warming, but the subject of transport is too far down the list of concerns Seattlers hold dearly, never f'kn mind competent discussion among peers. So says this Oregonian.
Our ODOT was finished with your Wsdot boys in 2008. Your guys also misled our Port authorities about the oval track and Spagetti ramp hazards on Hayden Island. Washingtonian advice in transportation matters is no longer accepted
south of thee Columbia River. Bertha must not proceed, period, end of story.
Drill-Fill Sea Fence? Not a good idea, period.
MercerWest QueenAnne Truck Route? How f'n dare you?
CHECK OUT SDOT's angle for retaining Battery Street Tunnel.
YOU WILL LIKE IT, honest, trust me.
BOX CUT-COVER/SEAWALL too. Do not reject/neglect its study.
Study it or shut up.
Amazon is a fairly big-time energy waster.
Build yerself a stewpid glass garden, whoopdeedoo.
Seattle parks department is clueless.
And don't get me started on Wsdot.
Oregonians apologize for bad advise
from David Evans Associates latest crew.
Bad work on the CRC.
Bertha is such unbelievable crap.
How f'n dare you!?


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May 30 Wells commented on Cycle Track Showdown.
I LOVE THAT MAN. I love you man. You're my hero.\read on:
Corporate giant Costco fails as a marketing model in terms of transportation. A single Costco induces 10x the fuel combustion compared to neighborhood stores or district shopping centers, while putting these out of business. Amazon and Boeing similarly fall short in these terms of transportation costs and impacts. A progressive carbon tax would bankrupt these (low-cost?) corporate giants.

Meanwhile, Wsdot consistently constructs absurdly substandard highways. Seattle transit agencies fall short of national standards, nevermind world standards. BNSF plans to dedicate its rails to fossil fuel transport through the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle's economy is more dependent upon diesel-spewing global trade
than any US port. Yeah, we could address global warming, but the subject of transport is too far down the list of concerns Seattlers hold dearly, never f'kn mind competent discussion among peers. So says this Oregonian.

Our ODOT was finished with your Wsdot boys in 2008. Your guys also misled our Port authorities about the oval track and Spagetti ramp hazards on Hayden Island. Washingtonian advice in transportation matters is no longer accepted
south of thee Columbia River.
Bertha must not proceed, period, end of story.
Drill-Fill Sea Fence? Not a good idea, period.
MercerWest QueenAnne Truck Route? How f'n dare you?

Check out the WsDOT angle for retaining Battery Street Tunnel. YOU WILL LIKE IT, honest, trust me. BOX CUT-COVER/SEAWALL? Do not reject/neglect its study.
Study it or shut up.

In your languagification experientialness:
Total fix plus adorbs;^)mannn....

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