Are you ready, Seattle?
We're starting at 10 AM on January 20, 2018 and marching to seattle center
MEET UP AT CAL ANDERSON PARK
Cal Anderson Park is located in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood (98122) at 1635 – 11th Avenue. Its boundaries are E. Denny Way on the north, E. Pine St. on the south, Nagle Pl. on the west and 11th Ave. on the east. Broadway is one block to the west.
get there by light rail
We strongly recommend that you use theLight Rail system to get to Cal Anderson Park. The Capitol Hill Link Light Rail underground station is located on Broadway with an exit right across from the park. Safe and speedy elevators and escalators connect the station platform to the street and Cal Anderson Park.
Sound Transit plans to operate extra Link light rail trains to help serve expected crowds using the Capitol Hill Station adjacent to Cal Anderson Park. Those planning to take Link to the march can ride light rail from 15 other stations between the University of Washington and Angle Lake. Customers also can ride Metro and Sound Transit to downtown and join the march from there.
Metro will operate on a normal Saturday schedule and will have additional buses as needed on routes 8, 41, 44, 101, 150, 255, RapidRide C, D, and E Lines. ST Express Routes 512, 550 and 554 will also operate extra service, and additional buses for Pierce County riders will be available as needed.
Extra Metro buses do not have schedules, will not appear in the Metro’s online Trip Planner or One Bus Away, and will be dispatched based on demand. Riders should prepare for overcrowding and for some buses that are too full to accommodate more passengers.
In addition, beginning at noon, Fourth Avenue will close north of Pike Street to all traffic for the duration of the march. Metro and ST Express buses will be rerouted, and ST Express Route 512 will truncate at Westlake Station.
Detailed information on bus service during the march is available at Metro’s Service Advisories page and Sound Transit’s rider alerts page.
Transit riders should use regularly published timetables, plan ahead, allow plenty of time and prepare for traffic delays. Metro will have extra supervisors to monitor crowds in downtown, the International District, and Pioneer Square, and will adjust to accommodate transit needs when possible.
After the event, Metro will provide shuttles from the west side of Seattle Center, northbound on First Avenue North at Harrison Street, for people wishing to return to the central downtown area.
Use online timetables or Metro’s online Trip Planner to find bus service to Capitol Hill or University of Washington Link stations. Bus service that travels to or near these areas includes Metro routes 8, 10, 11, 12, 31, 32, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 60, 65, 67, 71, 73, 75, 271 and 372. Sound Transit Route 545 serves both Montlake Freeway Station and downtown Seattle for connections with other service.
Transit users can also follow these tips:
- Plan to arrive early to avoid traffic congestion and full buses.
- Prepare for overcrowding on buses.
- If possible, ride light rail to Capitol Hill station and walk into the park.
- Prepare for significant delays – as thousands march through downtown, buses may be stopped up to an hour at some locations.
- Have your transit fare or an ORCA card ready, or download a ticket to your phone through the Transit Go mobile ticketing app.
- Sign up for Transit Alerts on Metro’s website.
- Follow @seattledot and @kcmetrobus on Twitter for live updates on street closures and traffic.
coaches from the east side
A group of fabulous volunteers pitched in to help get people to the March last year. They have this down to a science now and are ready to help take marchers again, safely and in style to the March in Seattle from the Eastside!
Wherever you are on the Eastside (from Everett to Tacoma), if you can get yourself to either Issaquah or Sammamish, they will have motor coaches ready to take you to and from the March.
No parking hassles, no traffic nightmares! It’s as simple as signing up on the Sign-up Genius link, paying for your seat on PayPal and showing up at the bus stop!
Last year they transported almost 1000 marchers from the Eastside in 19 buses! The pricing, times and details are on the Sign-up Genius site linked below.
If you have any questions, please send an email to