FOLLOWUP: Seattle Summer Parkways sets Alki date

(WSB photo from Alki’s first-ever “car-free day” in September 2008)

Last month, we reported that the city’s “car-free day” events – now called Seattle Summer Parkways – would include a West Seattle date this year, after skipping our area last year. At the time, the date hadn’t been set. Now, it has, according to the official webpage: Sunday, September 25th. That’s a long way off, so details are all but nonexistent, except that the city has posted that it’ll be happening on Alki. Just telling you now so you can get it on your calendar!

(BACKSTORY: The first such event, called “Car-Free Day,” was in September 2008; then for six years, it was scheduled on the same May day as the West Seattle 5K run/walk.)

5 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Seattle Summer Parkways sets Alki date"

  • Diane April 13, 2016 (4:56 pm)

    isn’t Sept 25th officially Fall?   one extreme to the other; rainy May to cooling down Fall?

  • Jeanie April 13, 2016 (5:46 pm)

    The infinite wisdom of our city, Diane!

  • JanS April 14, 2016 (12:09 am)

    that was immediately my first thought…no one goes because it’s chilly and raining? Who has the planning job and how much are they paying them…we could do better…and some of us could use the extra money  ;-)

    • WSB April 14, 2016 (1:11 am)

      Actually, the original September “car-free day” had the best weather of any of the seven that have been held over here. September tends to have better weather than much of the “summer” (which is why it’s unfortunate most of the big events are long past by then). Were you out at any of the six May dates? Mostly chilly, cloudy, and/or rainy. – TR

  • Diane April 14, 2016 (1:55 am)

    yes, I remember the first one, Sept 7, was warm/sunny; and most of the late Spring dates in May were cold/rainy; we will likely have better chance of decent weather in Sept, but the 25th is pushing into shorter cooler days again; aren’t there other neighborhoods that actually get to have this event in summer?  and why are they calling this “Seattle Summer” when it’s really “Seattle Fall”?

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