While we’re talking transportation …

August 13, 2007 9:35 pm
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… the city just issued an interesting open invitation to anyone and everyone. Road closure included! Click ahead to read it.

Transportation Photo Shoot on Sunday, August 26

Would you like to be part of a transportation photo shoot? Here’s your chance! Join International Sustainable Solutions in partnership with regional agencies such as SDOT, King County Metro and Sound Transit for a series of photos showing the benefits of moving people on foot, bicycles, buses, or light rail, rather than in their cars. It’s all about transportation choices that work and the more ways that we can demonstrate the benefits of these alternatives, the better! Transportation Choices Coalition is helping to organize volunteers for the event.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Kristie Maxim at

It’s a great opportunity to help create compelling images for a transportation alternatives message! The City of Seattle is closing Second Avenue near Cherry for this photo shoot. Mayor Nickels and County Executive Sims are both expected to participate. OnRequest Images is providing pro bono professional photographic support. The photos will be used in a Commuter Toolkit, a series of materials highlighting the importance of developing robust alternatives to people driving alone in their cars, and illustrating some of the key transportation initiatives now under way.

Planned photos include:

1) 177 cars (based on our current average of 1.15 people per car)
2) 200 people standing without a vehicle, showing how much space is
 wasted when people drive alone in cars
3) Three simulated buses with volunteers boarding (an average bus
 carries about 60+ riders)
4) 200 riders in the simulated space of one Link light rail train
5) 200 bicyclists

Join us for this photo shoot, on the morning of Sunday, August 26. For
 more information visit:

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