Environment

The comings and goings of garbage trucks at the city's proposed intermodal solid-waste transfer facility being considered for Harbor Island wouldn't much affect other traffic, according to a transportation consultant.

Garbage trucks from throughout the city would haul their loads to the planned facility, where the refuse would be compacted and placed inside sealed containers for shipment by train to a landfill in eastern Oregon.

Planners from Seattle Public Utilities and their private consultants presented the results of their draft supplemental environmental im

07/21/2005
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Eric BellNEW VIEW OF NEW PARK. The recently rebuilt Luna Park in the 1100 block of Alki Ave Southwest as seen from a kayaker's point of view on one of our recent "spring" days. Note the resting rollerblader on the new dock-like park. .

I am a senior at the University of Washington in architecture and urban planning and intern with the city of Seattle.

I wanted to take a moment to write a rebuttal about your article ("McFarland presses his Viaduct fix plan," June 15).

What I want to say is I am happy that you incorporated the environment and economical impacts of these two projects, but I found that you focused everything around the car. Keeping the viaduct a bridge for people to enjoy the view, from a car.

07/20/2005
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