SoDo traffic

Sports with Art Thiel
9:00 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Traffic concerns need to be addressed for proposed new arena

More land has been purchased for a proposed new sports arena in Seattle's SoDo district. Art Thiel says the city needs to address legitimate traffic concerns in the already-congested neighborhood.
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"It's only going to get worse."

Those are the words of KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel regarding traffic in Seattle's SoDo district.

Members of the King County Council this week echoed concerns raised by the Mariners, the Port of Seattle and many SoDo businesses that a third arena in the area would create huge traffic nightmares. Not that there aren't any of those already.

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Sports with Art Thiel
1:00 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Preview: Traffic concerns legitimate for proposed new arena

Traffic near Seattle stadia
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Members of the King County Council this week raised concerns about a proposed new arena in Seattle's SoDo district. Among the concerns is increased traffic - the same reason the Mariners, Port of Seattle and many SoDo businesses have come out against the idea of building third arena in the area.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel shares his insight on this issue tomorrow morning at 5:35 and 7:35 on 88.5 KPLU. Check back here for a blog of our conversation.