I have an appointment on Cap Hill at the ungodly hour of 7:00am coming up. Anyone know how traffic is at that hour and how long I should allow to get over there? Which is worse: Elloitt or Aurora? Where is my monorail???
GAM, from Sunset Hill to Broadway, north of Madison, it takes about 30 minutes at that hour. My DH used to take Dexter, but I think he still goes through Fremont, and takes Westlake now. I haven’t needed to be on 1st Hill on a weekday at 07:00 recently, but I tend to avoid Elliott if I can. Usually I’ll hop on 99 above Fremont, exit at Denny, take a right on Boren, and from there it’s easy to get wherever I need to be. Well, except if I had to cut up Pike or Pine to take a right on Madison, because sometimes the pedestrian traffic is really heavy – but that can happen at any time of day.
It’s possible that people who work at your destination might also live (or perhaps have spent the night) here in Ballard, so they might be able to help narrow your choices down.
Starting @6:30 am, generally most of those routes will be 1/2 hour, even less if you’re really lucky. The clog hasn’t really started yet that early, but once it does, it can take at least 45 mins to get to Cap Hill.