On February 13 we partnered with Cafe Allegro on our second transportation outreach event. (The first one was last month at Street Bean Coffee Roasters, you can read about it here.) “Cafe Allegro has great customers.” Said Miriam Castro, Program Manager with U District, Let’s Go. “We asked for their feedback on what would make their commutes better and heard a lot of cool ideas and suggestions.” One individual said that she would like to see more people riding the bus at night, she loves Metro’s Night Owl Service. Someone else said that she would be more apt to take transit with her kids if her neighborhood had sidewalks (she lives in the Greenwood neighborhood). We heard constructive feedback for how transportation could be improved and complements too. One customer said that he gives a lot of credit to Metro for coordinating transit needs during rush hour, midday and again at the evening rush. It’s not perfect, but it works and get’s most of us to where we need to go. Someone else wanted me to relay the message that Metro drivers are lovely!
About 20 people stopped by to talk with us, get connected to ORCA LIFT, King County Metro’s reduced fare transit card and try our our commute planning services. “I am excited for our upcoming events and partnerships this year. I am always listening for what people have to say so I can share this information with program stakeholders.” Says Castro. “I also want to make sure that I bring back relevant information to people in the U District as well. There is a lot going on here and so I want to make sure I keep the neighborhood current on transportation plans.”
U District, Let’s Go has a calendar full of events this year including another event at Cafe Allegro, Street Bean Coffee Roasters, The University Bookstore, and the University District Food Bank. “I am thrilled to partner with all these great places and more excited that they are on board in helping get people connected to transportation opportunities.”
See our events calendar to find out where we are next!