Great things are coming to the University District (U. District) and U District, Let’s Go is on the ground and getting ready.
About the program.
U District, Let’s Go is a year-long pilot program that kicked off in January 2018 funded by Seattle Department of Transportation and WSDOT and delivered by Transportation Choices Coalition. We’re partnering to connect businesses and residents to:
- Transit products
- Share mobility services
- Active transportation options
Why the U. District?
The U. District is projected to grow into one of the city’s densest urban centers by 2030. Upcoming transit projects like the North Link light rail extension and the Roosevelt RapidRide will help ensure that the area is ready for and can sustain population and job growth. These investments allow many more people to arrive by transit in the U. District each day. The U. District will be better connected to other Seattle neighborhoods and to the region.
Social equity is fundamental to this programming.
We’re committed to ensuring that everyone has access to high-quality transit. So, U District, Let’s Go programming consists of outreach and engagement like neighborhood walks, presentations, community talks, and ORCA LIFT enrollment events. We’ve partnered with Public Health, Seattle, King County, and local coffee shops like Cafe Allegro, Street Bean, U. District Food Bank, and the University Book Store on some of these efforts.
“They have been tremendously supportive in helping us get the word out so that we can connect with vulnerable populations,” – Miriam Castro, Program Manager with U District, Let’s Go.
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- Opportunities with the Link light rail near-term arrival in 2021.
- Engage with community and regional leaders (COUGH* Council Member Rob Johnson and Rachel Marshall with Rachel’s Ginger Beer) who have experienced transportation-related changes in their neighborhoods. They’ll share their ideas on how the U. District can get ready now for changes ahead.