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Unresolved Regional Transportation Planning Issues

The SR 520 Corridor Problem

Building new train systems addresses something like one percent of the region's transportation problems. It is past the time to get going on the other 99% and the SR 520 bridge between Seattle and Bellevue likely to be at or near the top of the list for many of the region's auto and transit travelers.

A response from the Washington State Department of Transportation: -- Trans-Lake Washington Project.

A conference on the 520 Corridor, June 29, 2000, organized by Discovery Institute.

Another study of this problem has already been conducted and is available at this Web site. This paper is entitled Addressing the SR 520 Corridor Transportation Problems Through a Least-Cost Planning Approach, by Dick Nelson and Don Shakow. It includes some background data on the cross-lake travel problem and proposes a specific, multi-element solution at a sketch-level of detail. It is meant to assist the definition of the problem and to offer some specific ideas as to how it might be addressed.

We invite others to comment on the Nelson/Shakow paper and to offer their perspectives on this problem. Please send your comments/contributions to Jerry Schneider.

"Hell on Wheels: Snohomish County's traffic is a mess, and it's not going to get any better "
by BOB WODNIK in his Street Smarts column for the
Everett Herald, Monday, March 17, 1997

Last modified: February 07, 2011

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