Brilliant reader and super-commenter Mike Orr is interested in sampling some of Metro’s new offerings on Saturday, and invites the rest of the STB community to join him:
11:00am. Westwood Village, RapidRide C open house starts
11:30am. Take the next C to downtown and remain on the bus; it will switch to a D and continue to Ballard and Crown Hill. Get off at the northern terminus.
The 40 overlaps with the D here, so walk one block south to Holman Road (westbound side), and take the 40 back through Ballard, Fremont, and downtown.
Then, people might want to do different things. I’ll probably take Link to Othello and ride the 50 end-to-end to Seward Park, Columbia City, SODO station, West Seattle and Alki, and spend some time at the beach. Coming back you can either take the 50 to SODO station and transfer to Link, or take the 50 to Alaska Junction and transfer to the C, or take the water taxi downtown if it’s running. (The 50 is half-hourly on Saturday and hourly on Sunday so you’d definitely want to do it Saturday.)
[The 120 and 60 are your best bets to get to Westwood Village in the first place.] I’ll be starting on the 9:43 #60 at Broadway & Pine.
I put “meetup” in quotes because I don’t know that any staff writers will be there, but our open threads indicate we don’t have to actually do much of anything for you guys to have a good time.