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Mobility Day Features Transportation Futures

How many ways can you travel to Seattle Center – by conventional and electric vehicle, bicycle, scooter, Monorail, bus, ped, and boat? The choice you make affects your health, our ecology and the future of transportation. Come play, talk and learn about our shared future and explore the connections among the transportation, ecology, economy and community of the Pacific Northwest at Next 50 Mobility Day, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, May 19, in Next 50 Plaza (between Seattle Center Armory/Center House and EMP Museum).

From tours of Seattle Center Monorail to an electric vehicle showcase, Mobility Day explores the past and future of human movement in our region and the world. Here’s a list of the day’s offerings, all in the Activity Tent of Next 50 Plaza unless stated differently:

  • Tour the Seattle Monorail  at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.—space is limited, sign-up in the Activity Tent Check out the electric vehicle showcase, with all forms of electrically powered  vehicles and demonstrations of the charging infrastructure that is unfolding across our city, region and state, Next 50 Plaza
  • Come see King County Metro Transit’s new Rapid Ride bus
  • Learn about the future of Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail
  • Write a transportation Haiku
  • Visit with Zap Gridlock, Sound Transit’s superhero mascot and Rapid Ride Man, Metro’s mascot
  • Watch a series of fun and informative, short videos from our partners, including StreetFilms’ Bike Sharing
  • Help shape the future of biking in Seattle, Activity Tent
  • Visit the Sustainable Futures exhibit, Next 50 Pavilion in Next 50 Plaza Sustainable Futures .
  • Learn about current transportation projects like the Lake to Bay Loop and Mercer Corridor Project

Consider walking, riding transit or biking to the event and be sure to check out and make use of the new Parking Squid near the Harrison Street entrance to Seattle Center.