Skip to comments.Rain Washes out Car Free Day in Seattle
Posted on 08/25/2008 6:26:10 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
SEATTLE - Only in Seattle could an event touted as a way to help the environment get washed out during what is supposed to be the driest time of the year.
'By order of the Mayor' - One neighborhood is closed off to car traffic during selected weekends this summer. On Sunday it was the area around 14th and Republican on Capitol Hill, a residential area that's normally quiet anyway.
"I think it promotes awareness of whatever we're promoting awareness of," said resident Thomas Hubbard.
"A car passes by every once in a while, just people trying to get home. And they don't know how to get home," said resident Matt O'Connor.
"I think most people are scratching their heads. I've seen people move the signs and drive through anyway," said Hubbard.
With more police officers diverting traffic than actual people, the city decided to end the event two hours earlier.
O'Connor said the idea was good in theory, "but in practice, it needs a little bit of work."
Adding insult to injury, the cars owned by some residents in the neighborhood were towed because the city wanted to clear the streets.
Next weekend, car-free days moves to south Seattle. Rainier Avenue between Alaska and Orcas will be closed to car traffic during the afternoon.
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"Adding insult to injury, the cars owned by some residents in the neighborhood were towed because the city wanted to clear the streets."
I hope they send their mayor a Thank You note.
When I was out there all I saw were cars with the bumper sticker: "People in Seattle don't tan -- they rust".
“’I think it promotes awareness of whatever we’re promoting awareness of,’ said resident Thomas Hubbard.”
You can't make this stuff up.
You can't make up lines like this.
What am I thinking right now?
And Madonna compares McCain to Hitler? Geesh.
I would have driven my SUV around town all day if I lived in that area.
It rains in Seattle?
>> “I think it promotes awareness of whatever we’re promoting awareness of,” said resident Thomas Hubbard.
> You can’t make this stuff up.
Not too hard to imagine a picture of the stoned, fetid lib who uttered this treasure.
I was wondering when someone up here in the PNW was going to promote this type of an event.
Which I had thought hows that gonna work when we rarely get a warm sunny day in the year.
A visiting businessman was in Seattle and came out of his hotel to sadly observe it raining again for the tenth day straight. A small boy came walking by decked out in a slicker, golashes, etc. -- full rain gear. The businessman asked the boy, "Does the sun ever shine here?"
The boy answered, "How should I know, I'm only 9 years old."
Free Republics Chorus Line.
In all my years I have never seen a triple post by three dif. individuals.
Two exact timing and a third three minutes later back to back.
Good one guys.
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