The Seattle S.L.U.T


I occasionally volunteer down at Seattle's Center for Wooden Boats. This last weekend I was down there for the grand opening (if you could call it that) of the newly added 52.1 million dollar, South Lake Union Streetcar, or South Lake Union Trolley, aka SLUT.



For those of you who aren't local or up to date, Seattle has decided to solve some of it's transit problems by building a street car that runs a little over 2 miles, from no place to no place. What ever happened to being able to walk? I walk 1 to 2 miles every day after work with the dog. Yet, people in downtown can't walk a mile or two? Not only that, but this street car, is totally in the way. It has made it a pain in the ass to park down at the boat center. Street cars block traffic, and actually cost more to operate then buses. So why are we building this? Because we live in Seattle, and there is a reason we have the worst traffic in the country, because the people who make these decisions are fucking retards! And that's why we voted no, last month of prop 1. For those who don't like buses, and since we are like little San Francisco, let's build a subway system like the BART.

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Eccentric said…
Seattle's neighbor to the south, Portland (my home town) did something a little wacky: We built something called a LIGHTRAIL (in addition to streetcars) that go from one end of the Portland metro area to the other. You can wave at traffic on I-84 as you zoom by on your way to Beaverton, Hillboro, North Portland or the airport. I am so discusted with the transit here that I plan on saving some dough, selling my house and moving back to the most livable city on the west coast. I'll be happy to "visit" Seattle at that time.