With the spring-like weather, I decided today would be the best day to try out the brand new First Hill Streetcar. I took the bus over to the Light Rail at Tukwila. I took that to the International District station. Just outside the station was the streetcar stop. It's free until 2/16 so there were lots of people giving it a try out.
found it rather slow. The Streetcar has to travel in regular traffic
with autos. It is certainly more relaxing than driving and finding
parking! They're supposed to run every 12 minutes but I know I waited
much longer than that... almost 20... for the return trip.
rode it all the way to the end at the Capitol Hill Station on Broadway
and Denny. Along the way, we passed Dick Blick. After we arrived, I
did a sketch.
This will be a very useful addition to my
transportation options. I look forward to the extension of the line
further into Capitol Hill.