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“Racing” to downtown Seattle to highlight transportation alternatives during viaduct shutdown


County and City officials to Boat, Bus and Bike into downtown Seattle


Metropolitan King County Councilmember Joe McDermott issued a commuting challenge − and County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen accepted.

All three West Seattle residents will race from West Seattle to downtown Seattle to highlight the alternate forms of transportation available during the 9-day closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which begins Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The race will start:

Friday, October 21
7:40 a.m.
West Seattle Junction
(Corner of California and Alaska, near Key Bank)

The three will use separate forms of transportation to go from the West Seattle Junction to the lobby of Seattle City Hall on Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle:

• Councilmember McDermott will take a shuttle from the Junction down to the Seacrest Dock and will board the King County Water Taxi for the 8:15 sailing to Pier 50.

• Executive Constantine will board King County Metro Transit’s Route 54 to bus and walk to City Hall.

• Weather permitting; Councilmember Rasmussen will ride his bike to get into downtown.

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