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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Traffic Advisory: Car Free Days Come to Capitol Hill

8/22/2008  1:15:00 PM

Car Free Days Come to Capitol Hill
Participants encouraged to bike, walk or take transit to event

SEATTLE - This Sunday, August 24, from noon to 6 p.m., parts of 14th Avenue E and E Republican Street are opening up to walkers and bicyclists as part of Mayor Greg Nickels’ campaign to “Give Your Car the Summer Off.”

Here’s what to expect during this time:

-Motorists cannot use 14th Avenue E from E Prospect Street to E Republican Street and E Republican Street to 15th Avenue E.
-Exceptions are being made for emergency response, people with disabilities and local access as needed.
-No parking is allowed along the route from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
-Car Free Days complement the Department of Parks and Recreation program limiting motorized vehicles within Volunteer Park from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Sunday.
-Seattle Asian Art Museum visitors should enter Volunteer Park at the 15th Avenue E and E Galer Street entrance.
-Detour signs will guide motorists around the event via 12th Avenue E, E John Street and 15th Avenue E.

The event connects Volunteer Park, the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Peace Concert with a neighborhood business center and is a chance to see how livable the city is when people drive less. All participants are encouraged to bike, walk or take transit to the event. If Seattleites drive every vehicle 1,000 miles a year less (about 20 miles a week), we can meet our current climate pollution reduction goals. For more information on Car Free Days visit:

The Seattle Department of Transportation builds, maintains and operates Seattle's $8 billion transportation infrastructure. To further Mayor Nickels’ goal to get Seattle moving, the department manages short- and long-term investments in streets, bridges, pavement and trees, that better connect the city with the region.

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Seattle Department of Transportation

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