Hopelink’s former operations in Redmond were on Cleveland Street and Willows Road, both areas that are currently challenged by traffic issues. Combining our locations limits our impact in those areas. It is just as important, though, that we minimize any negative traffic impact in our new location. We are doing that in several ways.
- We are encouraging the use of public transportation and carpooling for staff, participants and volunteers. In addition, the new location is in easy walking distance to the Redmond Transit Center.
- We are scheduling our services, such as education classes and food bank, to limit parking conflicts. For example, we will limit the number of food bank appointments scheduled in a 30 minute timeframe to reduce the traffic impact at any given time.
- The new facility is situated on the Sammamish River Trail. We will have covered bike storage and will encourage staff, volunteers and participants to bike to us whenever feasible.