Now is a good time to start planning for May Day, when severe traffic and transit disruptions are expected in downtown Seattle throughout the day due to a series of rallies, demonstrations and marches.

If you plan to ride transit to the demonstrations and events, or for your commute into and out of Seattle, please plan lots of time for travel and expect severe service delays, especially following the marches and events.

While more complete information will be posted on Metro’s website later this week, commuters are encouraged to consider options and alternate travel plans, watch for media updates and sign up for Transit Alerts.

The Seattle Department of Transportation has a summary of key events on their blog.