On the schedule for a summerish West Seattle Sunday

(Lincoln Park evening, photographed by Theresa Arbow-O’Connor)

Another sunny, warm day! Here’s what’s happening:

TODAY’S ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES: As we do every week, we’ve updated our list of more than 20 local churches’ online Sunday services (a few offer in-person options too), with the newest links – see it here.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction, the market’s open. Scroll down the page at this link to find the vendor list and map for this week. (Enter at California/Alaska; pickups for online orders are at California/Oregon)

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: The University of Washington continues playing at Alki today, with games starting at 10 am.

DONATION DRIVE: 11 am-3 pm, Alki UCC is collecting food, supplies, socks, and men’s casual clothing at 6115 SW Hinds – more info in our calendar listing.

WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY: Open 11 am-4 pm – need a tool to fix or improve something? (4408 Delridge Way SW)’

QUALITY CLEANERS PICKUP, DAY 2: Noon-4 pm, it’s the second of three days for customers who still have items at the closed cleaners (2601 California SW) to go in and retrieve them – unclaimed items will be donated. Mask required; one person in the shop at a time.

WEST SEATTLE SKYLINK: Learn more about the gondola concept in an online presentation at 5 pm – full details are in our calendar listing.

FREE TO-GO DINNER: White Center Community Dinner Church will serve to-go meals at 5 pm, outside, near the Bartell Drugs parking lot in White Center. (9600 15th Ave SW)


FLOWER & BAKE SALE: Midnight tonight is the deadline for online ordering in the sale the Alki Elementary PTA is having in conjunction with the upcoming student musical – details here.

Got something for our calendar? westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

6 Replies to "On the schedule for a summerish West Seattle Sunday"

  • Flo B April 18, 2021 (6:53 am)

    Was at Golden Gardens late morning yesterday with friends. Back home walking around Alki late afternoon. Both were PACKED with people-of all ages.

  • Yes to SkyLink April 18, 2021 (8:14 am)

    Hope many will attend the SkyLink presentation tonight! 

    ‘SkyLink would offer the same fast, reliable transit as light rail –as soon as 2025! SkyLink would save $2 billion and cause far less disruption and displacement to build. And it could connect as many as 55,000 riders per day to Link stations in Seattle enabling quick, predictable trips to destinations like Bellevue, Redmond, UW, and SeaTac – often in less time than driving. That would help relieve congestion on our roadways!’

    • Kalo April 18, 2021 (9:59 am)

      Thank you so much for this very concise synopsis of the benefits of Skylink vs/over light rail! I can’t help but imagine the added disruption the construction of light rail is going to be to traffic in our area. 

  • Also John April 18, 2021 (10:04 am)

    I would love to see SkyLink become a reality.    I spent a short time in LA Paz Bolivia and they have a gondola transportation system.   A gondola gives you amazing views with every use.   The city can have this up and running more quickly.  It can also be built with far less disturbance to WS residents.   Also, less displacement because far less property will need to be purchased.

  • Chemist April 18, 2021 (12:45 pm)

    Sound Transit’s planning document covering the tunnel to West Seattle LRT_WestSeattletoDowntownSeattle.pdf –   RIDERSHIP
    2040 daily project riders
    32,000 — 37,000

    The WS Gondola folks in their summary table say ridership of 25-27k in 2040.   I’m going to need a detailed explanation of the deviation for these estimates from the Skylink folks and also an explanation why nobody is talking about terminating the Ballard segment at Interbay and running a gondola into Ballard to save money by not building a bridge/tunnel there.  Surely the few stations to the north aren’t needing more than 55k riders per day capacity.

    • Also John April 18, 2021 (1:56 pm)

      I assume it’s as easy as uprising the gondola?  The gondolas I rode in LA Paz held 8 people.  I looked up the Emeritus Air Line in London and theirs hold 10 people.  That’s a 25% increase just adding a larger gondola.  I don’t know what size Skyline study is based on.

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