Wednesday afternoon, the still relatively newly one-way E Denny Way running through the midst of Capitol Hill Station was put to use as intended — as a giant game board. The planned “festival street” designed to be easily shut off and used as a public space hosted a Seattle Department of Transportation-sponsored game of giant Scrabble as the department celebrated the National Association of Transportation Officials conference in the city this week.
We’ll forgive SDOT officials for not getting back to us this week as they’re busy with NACTO and all but we can tell you that the community push to make sure the city gets its act together to simplify future use of Denny as a festival street is still moving forward. Reps from the Capitol Hill Champion group tell us they’re waiting to hear back on the asked-for rule changes. Your move, SDOT.