erik lundegaard


Anyone know the methodology the Washington State Ferry System uses for exiting the Bainbridge Island ferry (either the Puyallup or Wenatchee) once you hit Seattle? Most of the time, we're able to jog left and then head east onto Marion, through (and up) downtown Seattle, and straight toward our home on First Hill.

Occassionally, like this afternoon, we'll be directed to the right and onto Alaskan Way heading south, where there are no left turns for several blocks. We have to drive all the way down to King Street, nearly to Safeco Field, before we can turn left and head in the direction we want. And almost every time this happens, as with this afternoon, a Mariners game is just getting out. Which means all of us are being forced to drive toward a massive, cluster-f***ed traffic jam. We're adding to the problem rather than avoiding the problem.

So anyone know the methodology? Why sometimes Marion, why sometimes Alaskan Way, why sometimes both?

And why force us toward Safeco as M's games are just getting out?

Me, Chris and Jordy on a Washington State Ferry heading toward Bainbridge Island, August 2008

I like riding it; it's the exit that can sometimes be a pain.

Posted at 06:43 PM on Sun. May 08, 2011 in category Seattle  


Mister B wrote:

Is it because of the work on and around the viaduct? Have you checked the Ferries website for more info?

Comment posted on Mon. May 09, 2011 at 05:47 PM
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