With $400,000 recently set aside by the City to fund upgrades for people walking, rolling, and biking along Lake Washington Boulevard, a redesign might be coming to a South End road beloved by cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers alike.
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100 Free Tickets to ‘Day In Day Out’ Festival at ‘Welcome Back Week’ Vaccination Pop-Ups
From the Office of the Mayor: “The City of Seattle is partnering with Daydream State to offer COVID-19 vaccinations ahead of this September’s ‘Day In Day Out’ festival at Seattle Center. The first 100 people who receive their first or second dose at the City’s ‘Welcome Back Weeks’ pop-up vaccination clinics will receive a free single-day ticket to the ‘Day In Day Out’ music festival.
“Seattle Fire Department (SFD) ‘Welcome Back Week’ pop-up vaccination clinic dates and times are as follows:
Saturday, July 17, & Sunday, July 18, from 1 to 7 p.m. Hing Hay Park, 423 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98104
Saturday, July 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Occidental Square, 117 S. Washington St., WA 98104
Sunday, July 25, from 12 to 8 p.m. Westlake Park, 401 Pine St., Seattle, WA 98101
“SFD will administer Johnson & Johnson as well as Pfizer vaccines at these clinics, and patients can get their first or second dose. If a patient is receiving their second dose, they’ll need to show proof of vaccination. If a patient receives their first dose of Pfizer, SFD will help them schedule their second dose on-site. Interested residents can find more information on these ‘Welcome Back Week’ events on the mayor’s office ‘Seattle’s Equitable Recovery’ website.”
The barricades that will signal the section closed-off to cars will be installed Friday afternoons and will be removed Monday mornings, except for Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends, when the barricades will be removed on the Tuesday morning after the holiday weekend. People driving to homes along the boulevard because they live there, are visiting, or making deliveries are allowed.
“This summer’s approach […] expands the lakefront for more use, and supports affordable travel options by making it easier to walk, bike, and roll,” SDOT said in its announcement. “It provides space for children under 12 that are not currently eligible for vaccinations to stay active. It’s consistent to help people planning their trips and it maintains vehicle access during typical commute hours.”