Ed Murray, Mayor
SUBJECT: 15,000 Expected for Immigration March Through Seattle
4/28/2006 2:20:00 PM
SPD: Debra Brown or Sean Whitcomb (206) 684-5520
Richard Sheridan (206) 684-8540
Event Prompts Parking Restrictions and Street Closures in Downtown and Judkins Park
(Seattle) - The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) anticipates up to 15,000 citizens will participate in a march and rally on immigration issues on Monday, May 1, 2006.
Participants are expected to stage at Judkins Park at 20th Place South and South Lane Street. The march is schedule to begin sometime between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m.
Marchers will leave the Judkins Park and travel:
• north on 20th to South Jackson Street,
• west on Jackson to 4th Avenue South,
• north on 4th to either Union Street or Pine Street,
• west on Union Street, or Pine Street to 2nd Avenue,
• south on 2nd to Marion Street and Federal Building.
Organizers plan to follow the march with a rally in front of the Federal Building.
When the march reaches 4th Avenue, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) will close 2nd Avenue at Stewart Street and all cross streets between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue from Stewart Street to Marion Street.
SDOT will restrict parking along streets around Judkins Park on May 1st between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. SDOT will also restrict parking and hood parking meters, and pay station spaces near the Federal Building on 2nd Avenue between Stewart & Marion, and along the side streets, beginning at 11a.m. (SDOT will hood some pay stations and meters Sunday evening).
SDOT expects extremely heavy traffic in the downtown area during the event. Motorists and commuters should plan accordingly.