Before you head home: Downtown (and beyond) traffic alert

October 7, 2011 at 3:56 pm | In Not WS but we're mentioning it anyway, West Seattle news | 12 Comments

From SDOT:

A march is currently scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today. The march will start at the Seattle Central Community College on Broadway and will proceed westward on Pine Street to Fourth Avenue, escorted by Seattle Police Officers, ending with a rally at Westlake Park. Up to 500 participants are expected. Drivers should anticipate traffic congestion along the route and in the area around Westlake Park. Drivers are advised to take alternate routes if possible.


  1. a march for…..?

    Comment by nicg — 4:14 pm October 7, 2011 #

  2. They are bringing attention to the 10 year anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan.

    Comment by Always confused — 4:20 pm October 7, 2011 #

  3. Anti-war march, according to a West Seattleite who is participating. 10th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 4:20 pm October 7, 2011 #

  4. A bunch of lazy dopers who don’t want to work for a living are protesting over the fact that people that DO work for a living can buy stuff they can’t. Or something, I wasn’t really paying attention.

    Comment by DC — 4:22 pm October 7, 2011 #

  5. Half of them don’t know what they’re protesting for..

    Comment by Anonymous — 4:25 pm October 7, 2011 #

  6. Thank God we have the right to assemble and freedom of speech in this country. Such a pity it interferes with uptight folks and their commutes……

    Comment by West Seattleite — 4:56 pm October 7, 2011 #

  7. All We Are Saying Is…
    …Let Us Get Home.

    Comment by Robert2715 — 5:06 pm October 7, 2011 #

  8. lazy dopers? seriously? Have you spoken with any of them? A client of mine, lives in a retirement community, teaches piano here in West Seattle for a living…has been there manning phones, giving out information – not exactly a lazy doper. Perceptions…from I’m betting are right-ish wing conservatives, can be so wrong. But my assumptions may be , too. If we don’t start speaking up, all of us, then we must agree with what’s happening to this country. I’m betting we don’t. Time more of us spoke up !. Too bad your commute was disturbed.

    Comment by JanS — 8:36 pm October 7, 2011 #

  9. Is this seperate from the Wall Street/99% thing? Or is it all one big deal?

    Comment by bsmomma — 7:25 am October 8, 2011 #

  10. really is too bad that our commute, child pick up, appointment, etc is…. “disturbed”.
    I guess your “rights” trump the rest of us in your selfish selfness.

    Comment by orca — 7:58 am October 8, 2011 #

  11. The commute wasn’t disturbed at all.
    Re: The “lazy dopers” comment.. its too bad that people who realize they have no clue think they should publicly announce their opinion anyway. Weren’t paying attention? Then you don’t have anything to say.

    Comment by austin — 7:58 am October 8, 2011 #

  12. I”m going to bet the people calling these protesters “dopers” know even less than they do about why they are protesting.

    Comment by JN — 6:49 pm October 8, 2011 #

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