Let’s Talk Downtown, who thinks that ‘being a square is cool,’ made a good point on their site today:
The Seattle Square-goers also get a rockin’ happy hour deal at Pioneer Square bars and free parking compliments of Diamond Parking and the Merrill Place Garage.
I’d prefer not to drive. Fair enough. Pioneer Square just so happens to be one of the city’s most-accessible neighborhoods – check out Commute Seattle to see how you can light rail, ferry, bus and bike to your heart’s content!
So to clarify, Merrill Place Garage is offering free parking if you can show that you were at the market (a receipt or a flyer). If you’re a vendor, Diamond Parking is offering free parking directly next to Occidental Square Park (you get a pass when you check in on Saturday).
But the website said it perfectly when they said that Pioneer Square is “one of the city’s most accessible neighborhoods.” Pioneer Square’s bus tunnel is only two blocks from the market — light rail and the free bus system downtown come through there regularly. Give Commute Seattle a try and see just how easy it is to get to our neighborhood.