Traffic slows along westbound Interstate 90 across Mercer Island. File photo

Mercer Island mobility forum set for Oct. 20

  • Friday, October 13, 2017 1:00pm
  • News

Mercer Island residents Tom Acker, Mark Coen, Scott Kuznicki and Dan Thompson, in partnership with ACES Northwest Network and Cascadia Discovery Institute, are inviting the community to a seminar on “the future of Mercer Island transportation.”

The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center.

The Automated, Connected, Electric, Shared Northwest Network (ACES Northwest) and local residents are teaming up with the Cascadia Center, Discovery Institute and Madrona Venture Group to provide an informative presentation on autonomous shuttles, the city of Bellevue’s new program for ACES transportation and Gov. Jay Inslee’s plans to facilitate the development of this new technology in Washington State.

Autonomous shuttles are already in use around the world, from San Francisco to Rotterdam. Their low operating costs will transform how people use Park and Ride facilities and transit and provide mobility options to people without cars, to seniors and to the most vulnerable members of the community.

Seminar participants can learn how shuttles can eliminate the need for new parking structures and connect people all across the Mercer Island community to the Town Center and transit to Seattle and Bellevue.

For more information, contact seminar@cascadiacenter.org.

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