Wanted: Eastside Transportation Advocates



Eastside residents can benefit from the Eastside Easy Rider website as well as the collaborative's work to improve transportation options for all people. 

Residents of Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Sammamish, and Snoqualmie Valley—and nearby towns—are invited to change the face of transportation for older adults, persons with disabilities, and low-income residents on the Eastside. How? Join the Eastside Easy Rider Collaborative!

Working with Aging and Disability Services; the cities of Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, and Redmond; Bellevue Network on Aging; Kirkland Senior Council; Hopelink; King County Metro; and Sound Transit, the Eastside Easy Rider Collaborative has increased access to employment, social, recreation, education and human service opportunities and improved mobility for all people by:

  • Promoting aging in place and independence.
  • Providing mobility and transportation information and referral resources.
  • Educating and advocating for special needs transportation initiatives.
  • Determining transportation service gaps and providing sustainable solutions.
  • Developing partnerships with key stakeholders in local communities

—Irene Stewart, Aging and Disability Services

For more information, read Mobility Coalitions Make a Difference for Older Adults and People with Disabilities (Seniors Digest, September 2011). To learn more about the Eastside Easy Rider Collaborative or new coalitions forming in north and south King County, contact mobility program manager Alina Aaron (425-943-6769 or aaaron@hope-link.org) or visit www.eastsideeasyrider.org.