Seattle Department of Transportation is advising locals who will be out on city streets on New Year’s Eve to be extra mindful of other travellers in cars, on bikes and on foot.
SDOT advises locals to be mindful as many people will be out later than usual and may not be paying as much attention as they should. “It is important to look after each other,” writes SDOT in statement.
15, 000 are expected to gather near the Space Needle to watch the New Year Eve’s fireworks starting at Midnight. The following streets will be closed starting at 11:30 p.m. until approximately 45 minutes after the end of the fireworks to disperse the crowd: Fifth Avenue North between Mercer Street and Denny Way, and Broad Street between Fifth Avenue North and Denny Way. Click here to check out more details about New Year’s celebrations at the Space Needle.
Curb-side parking will be also be free on New Year’s Day. Drivers who are planning to drink on New Year’s Eve are advised to leave their car on the street and take a cab or public transit home. Locals can return for their car the next morning when parking is free. The car must be legally parked when it is left on New Year’s Eve, and the parking fully paid as required for that evening. Click here for more information on parking options in Seattle over the New Year’s celebrations.