As I mentioned in the previous entry, I’m attending the National Trust’s “Building a Sustainable Future” conference in Seattle. I forgot to mention that my participation is made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Minnesota Housing Partnership. The organization is helping the NDDC achieve a sustainable design for the Building for Creative Professionals.
I had heard that Seattle was on the forefront of public transportation. I thought that I’d check it out right from the beginning. I took the bus from the airport.
This is a picture of the bus. Notice that it’s “Powered by Hybrid Electric.” I don’t have the details on that aspect yet but I do know it was a bargain, only $1.25 to travel the approximately 15 miles from the airport to downtown Seattle.
I also noted that it appeared that a wide variety of age groups, from 18 to 80, were well represented in the ridership. The bus was full, even the aisles, on a Sunday afternoon, and they run about every half hour.
Of course, if you’ve read this blog for any time, however, you know what I’m looking for in a transportation system.
Show me the bike racks!