Quick back of the envelope math: With $463 million (the low-end estimate of the cost of this project) we could:
- Provide 2,736,844 new Metro service hours (more than 10 times what we got with $45 million in Prop. 1).
- Complete our $240 million, 10 year bicycle master plan twice over, adding 908 miles of bike lanes, paths, sharrows and signed bike routes.
- Potentially cover 1/3 of the cost of light rail between Ballard and UW, or almost half of a Westside Transit Tunnel: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news…
- Almost triple the $229 million annual budget of the Seattle Housing Authority.
This is an unfathomable amount of money to consider spending on something that's, at worst, a minor annoyance for your average citizen.