Update: More details on this year’s “car-free” day on Alki Ave


(WSB photo from “Car-Free Day” on Alki last year, 9/7/08)
63rd SW will once again be the starting point for a car-free day on Alki Ave SW. That’s one of the new details we’re learned today, one month after our first report that Sunday, May 31st is the date this year that the city will close much of West Seattle’s main waterfront thoroughfare street to (most) cars. Mayoral spokesperson Alex Fryer also confirms that 9 am-6 pm is the scheduled shutdown time for Alki that day, from 63rd to California Way SW, and that timeframe includes the West Seattle High School PTSA 5K (scroll down this page). The event series includes five other dates in five other neighborhoods, but it’s not being called Car-Free Days this year; it’s “Celebrate Seattle Summer Streets,” and the official webpage with the full list of locations/dates can now be seen here.

5 Replies to "Update: More details on this year's "car-free" day on Alki Ave"

  • alkistu February 27, 2009 (6:10 pm)

    This was a huge success last year. I will team up with Sustainable West Seattle with a table to give basic maitenance classes and bicycle transportation information. I will also be able to assist in basic repair.

  • transplantella February 27, 2009 (9:28 pm)

    Here’s what I don’t understand:

    Why do they have car free day on Sunday when a lot of the buses, including the #37 Alki, don’t run?

    Wouldn’t it be better to have the car free day when you can take the bus instead of drive?

    No bus=drive car.

    I don’t get it.

  • alki_2008 March 1, 2009 (12:07 am)

    transplatella, I think part of the idea is to avoid inconveniencing peope that NEED to drive their cars to/from work or school…and to avoid schooldays when kids might need to be picked up via car.
    Also, the 773 shuttle will be running when th car-free day happens in late-May. I don’t recall the exact Sunday schedule, but I believe the 773 has more runs on Sundays than even the 37 does on a weekday. The 37 only runs pre-10am TO downtown and FROM downtown after 3pm, even on weekdays.

  • Living in West Seattle since 1985 March 1, 2009 (6:17 pm)

    It is nice the Elliott Bay Water Taxi’s Shuttle will be running around Alki and the rest of West Seattle by then. Try using the Shuttle instead of the 37 Metro Bus.

  • Living in West Seattle since 1985 March 1, 2009 (6:20 pm)

    ohh Sorry! The 773 = the Elliott Bay Water Taxi’s Shuttle! Same thing! In any case, I hope Everyone gets a chance to enjoy it this summer!

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