We need reaction shots from the SECB.
I still think Andrew Villaneuve is a wanker. Did he say "But I'm your competition!!" over and over again this year? I can't bear to watch him speak....
HOV lanes should be retro-fit for the light rain trains alone. I also want a pony for my birthday.
Andrew isn't the most powerful speaker, but he's the most correct of the two.
Eyman looks like a puppeteer.
I was in boy scouts with Andrew Villaneuve! Holy Cow!
He was always really into politics/confrontation, so now it makes perfect sense!
Cool interview - thanks!
I don't understand how the suburbs think buses are a great transit solution yet they want to take away their lanes.
Andrew Villaneuve lives in his parents' basement.
Eyman's right, the initiative will pass. And then we'll see. If it doesn't work, he's screwed, if it does - he's a hero.
yay! stranger endorsements! i always wait until my local concert and escort directory tells me how to vote before i step into the booth. thanks!
By definition, if the road is congested enough that the carpools are moving faster than the mainlanes, then carpools have been undersupplied (hence the congestion), so it makes no sense to then remove one of the incentives for their supply. The HOT lanes make a lot sense, since they allow single drivers to use the excess capacity until the point that it slows the carpools (and remove the incentive). A competing initiative on the ballot that mandates HOT lanes in corridors that have excess HOV lane capacity would have deflated the sails on I-985 by co opting its main appeal.
The argument that additional lanes creates worse gridlock is overly simplistic and sounds foolish. It's intuitive that population growth and formerly non-drivers lured to empty lanes will eventually fill additional capacity, but we wouldn't expect the new equilibrium to be any worse than the status quo. And if we built enough, it might stay unfilled for quite some time. (Just like we hope the light rail corridors will be). However, there are many other good reasons why we might not want to provide additional subsidized freeways like expense, environmental or equity.
Well, opening up the HOV lanes to all traffic may not really "create" additional gridlock but it would spread it over more lanes. And it sure would screw over the existing HOV users. There really are a lot of us... not just carpoolers, but vanpoolers and bus riders too.
I'm sure it would just be AWESOME for traffic congestion and public transportation if we make the buses even slower by holding them up in the same shitty traffic as the SOV people.
How could Eyman be screwed when it doesn't work? He'll be long gone, working on some new mischief. He's not accountable in any way for what he does.
You have to ask at some point just how much harm has to be done before we get rid of this horrible initiative process.
Tim Eyman is a douche nozzle. That's really all there is to say about him. Anything else you could say about his arguments is gloss on that profound truth.
Eyman couldn't get an endorsement out of the Renton City Council because of the red light camera issue mentioned 33 seconds in to part 2.
How did the SECB resist the temptation to beat the everlovin' crap out of both these dweebs? Andrew talks/acts like a permanent virgin, and Eyman seems like a guy who only lies when he's awake.
The sad part? These two dorks are what pass for "leadership" in this state. Wow. If there weren't so many pics of me with a bong in hand, I'd be running for some office.
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