Public forum to explore the integration of bicycles with new transit services

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Increasingly, bicycles are becoming part of efforts to increase personal mobility in our traffic-gridlocked region, and public transit can be an important component in promoting bike use by extending their range of travel. Sound Transit has scheduled a public forum to discuss the integration of bicycles with its new public transit services:

Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999
6:30 to 7 p.m. - open house
7 to 9 p.m. - presentation and discussion

Mountaineers Bldg., Tahoma Room
300 Third Avenue West,
Seattle

The Sound Transit Board already has adopted policies promoting the linkage between bicycle transportation and public transit. This forum will provide an opportunity to hear about and discuss the Sound Transit bicycle program. Sound Transit's ST Express regional bus service is already in operation with buses equipped with bicycle racks. Next year, Sounder commuter trains will begin service between Tacoma and Seattle. Sounder stations are being designed to include bike lockers, and provisions are being made to allow bicycles on trains. While the central Link light rail line isn't scheduled to begin service until 2006, station designs and planning for station areas are being developed now, providing an opportunity to discuss improving access to stations, and facilities to accommodate bicycles both at stations and on trains.

For more information about the forum, contact Kara Palmer at 206-398-5133.


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