How Many Ways Can You Get to Alki Beach?
How many ways can you get to Alki Beach? We can think of at least six that older adults can consider using in order to attend the 2018 Pedestrian Potluck+Mobility Fair!
Bus, water taxi, shuttle, bike, on foot, or car share are all transportation options. If you’re adventurous, you could even consider roller skating, kayaking, or longboarding!
The Pedestrian Potluck+Mobility Fair is a special event co-coordinated by Age Friendly Seattle, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and Seattle Department of Transportation. This year’s Pedestrian Potluck is Tuesday, September 18, at Alki Beach Park Bathhouse (2701 Alki Ave SW Map).
See our event flyer for numerous transportation options that are alternatives to driving. Learn about the King County Water Taxi, Hyde Shuttle, bike and walking trails, and other travel options you may not have considered before. Don’t overlook the Regional Reduced Fare Permit, taxi scrip, and other ways to travel at very little cost.
The Pedestrian Potluck is a fun and free end-of-summer event for all ages. While we say “potluck,” this year’s lunch will be catered by the Aegis Living of West Seattle, which opened in July, just up the hill on SW Admiral Way. So, the “potluck” portion of this event looks more like a smorgasbord or buffet of community mobility options that will be presented by community partners. Learn about options for getting around Seattle safely and easily. Pick up free safety swag while you’re at it!
The Pedestrian Potluck+Mobility Fair was conceived last year as a way to put more pedestrian safety information into the hands of people who like to walk. Seattle Department of Transportation’s Vision Zeroprogram has a plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Sound Steps program welcomes new walkers all the time. That’s a pretty nifty fit!
Enter our other community partners—come to the Pedestrian Potluck+Mobility Fair to pick up information from Hopelink/King County Mobility Coalition, Lifelong Recreation, Public Health—Seattle & King County, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, and more!
To register for this FREE event, contact Tamara Keefe (firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-684-4664).
The Alki Beach Bathhouse is ADA accessible. For accessibility information or to request an accommodation, e-mail email@example.com at your earliest opportunity.
Contributor Irene Stewart manages communications for Aging and Disability Services—the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King County—a division of the Seattle Human Services Department. She rides the bus every day.
Photo credit: Photo of the Alki Bathhouse is used courtesy of photographer Joe Mabel via Wikipedia Commons.
This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of AgeWise King County (click here).