Ocryx and Joe

Berm? What Berm?

Tacoma's Dome district- which side of the tracks are YOU on?
posted Aug 11, 2009
Ocryx and Joe - Berm? What Berm? ()
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Now don't get me wrong, I think the future of greener transportation lies in regional rail systems, and I am actually quite excitied about extending the Sounder line to Lakewood. HOWEVER, that being said, why in heck are they building what amounts to a solid wall through the Dome district and accross the gulch? Even a couple of bridges or multiple pedestrian arched pass-throughs would be preferable to a solid berm.

I mean, if the berm as currently proposed would be landscaped and planted with quick growing trees to provide a near-instant greenbelt, that would be one thing- but we all have a pretty good idea what happens to projects intended to be landscaped later- nothing.

A rock covered dirt berm with few passthroughs, not so hot.

by jenyum on 8/11/2009 @ 1:16am

And a tad less controversial than RR's cartoon on the subject.

by NineInchNachos on 8/11/2009 @ 8:08am
oh man that's funny.
Dear Readers:
Please forward this cartoon to your local representative on the Sound Transit board Julie Anderson

by Mark Monlux on 8/11/2009 @ 8:24am
Damn clever, Dude. Oh, so nice.

by jenyum on 8/11/2009 @ 8:30am
I seem to be sending my posts through multiple dimensions of time and space. Here in my world it is 8:30 am, but a second ago posted at 1:16 am.

by The Jinxmedic on 8/11/2009 @ 10:35am
Dang! After reading the comments on the berm thread, I now realize that I should have put an "anti-hobo" roll of razor wire down along the bottom of the page, in order to fully complete the architectural concept as envisioned by Sound Transit.

(Just say "No" to Berm Pirates...)

by Erik on 8/11/2009 @ 10:45am
Great illustration.

HOWEVER, that being said, why in heck are they building what amounts to a solid wall through the Dome district and accross the gulch?

The Dome District is basically being treated as the scrap drawer for the region.

Sound Transit believes that it can force through the cheapest and fastest rail connector through the Dome District and they are right with little or no opposition and they are right.

Plus, there are few if any residents in the Dome District or other organized opposition to fight the measure.

by LogJam on 8/11/2009 @ 11:27am
On Vashon, the controversy is over the Glacier gravel mine TAKING AWAY material, whilst Tacoma's tempest rages over PILING UP material. In both cases, s**t rolls downhill.