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Fill! This! Hole! LID I-5

Just wanted to send a heartfelt thank you for your terrific article on the monstrosity that is the I-5.

I moved to Seattle from Norway 6 years ago, and was envisaging a lot of biking and walking between my apartment in Cap Hill and work in SLU, until I realised Seattle had ripped its own heart in two and invited the world to stomp on its arteries into infinity. 6 years later, fate would have it I frequently (/stubbornly) walk between Eastlake and Montlake, and curse this asphalt assault on architecture, aesthetics, life itself, every time. It’s an infuriating, violent testament to car culture, and I dream of having enough seeds to throw from the Roanoke Bridge that this concrete colon could be replaced with greenery.

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Thanks so much for covering the story with so much palpable anti-I-5 rage, I share in it so deeply. Hope the Seattle powers that be have the imaginary power to see what the city could be without this tear through it, meanwhile I salute your I-5-less vision and words!

Ida