Image: APEC 2013
We don't need to tell you Seattle traffic is bad but for the next couple days you may want to seriously consider not driving, or at least picking and choosing your spots carefully. A large Chinese delegation featuring China President Xi Jinping is arriving this morning and will be in the region through Thursday morning. In that time they'll be traveling from Everett to Seattle to Redmond to Tacoma and back again and it's entirely unclear when some of those road trips will be tying up traffic on a highway near you. According to the city of Seattle, "those who can postpone trips downtown or work from home are encouraged to do so." While all of the specifics aren't know, we do have a general idea of where Xi will be during his stay in the region. We've mapped out what we know below so you can get a sense of when the traffic slowdown (or stand-still) might affect you most. Check out more details on the trip and what it means for the Puget Sound region.
· Xi Jinping, Chinese Leader, Has Weighty Agenda and Busy Schedule for U.S. Visit [ST]
· Seattle plans for traffic during visit of Chinese delegation [SDOT]
· Xi Jinping's US visit: itinerary, issues and delegation [SCMP]