Seattle, WA / August 31, 2020 / 06:30 / Safety of the Link Light Rail System in Seattle

SIGACTS/SITREP: Activists have been gathering at Link Light Rail Stations as staging areas and have been demonstrating in the vicinity of Link Light Rail Stations in recent weeks.


RECOMMENDATION: Use of the Link Light Rail System in Seattle should be avoided if possible. The Light rail is a convenient option to get to and from Sea-Tac airport, but it should be assumed that the Link Light Rail system is used by activists to travel, and several of the stops put you in the immediate vicinity of high frequency protest and high crime areas (Stadium stop, International District/Chinatown, Pioneer Square, University Street, Westlake, and Capitol Hill). 

SOURCES: 

https://www.soundtransit.org/ride-with-us/stations/link-light-rail-stations

https://twitter.com/ENDDSeattle/status/1294018667550609408?s=20