This weekend’s weather forecast is for rain, and the weekend transit and traffic forecast is for a giant mess in Seattle. Three big events — the Rock’n’Roll Marathon, Capitol Hill Pride Festival, and Seattle Pride Parade — will compound ongoing construction reroutes in the city. If the weather were better, this would be the perfect weekend to shun motorized transportation and bike and walk everywhere.
The official Metro Commute blog has a good summary of the events, times, impact and links to further information; but note that SDOT has cancelled the scheduled reconstruction of the 85th & Aurora intersection. Metro’s authoritative Transit Alerts page correctly reflects this cancellation. If you plan to use transit virtually anywhere in the city this weekend, the Transit Alerts for your route(s) are required reading. Plan ahead and expect delays.