Saturday, January 21st, 2017 was a historic day as many Women’s Marches across the nation and the world united hundreds of thousands of people in support of women’s rights, as well as, other threatened civil rights. Plateaupians for Peace encouraged all people of Sammamish and neighboring areas to come together on that day in a display of community and solidarity. In support of the Women’s March on Seattle, Plateaupians for Peace chartered 19 buseswhich transported almost a thousand residents from Sammamish, Issaquah, and Bellevue to go to Seattle as an Eastside convoy to attend the Women’s March on Seattle.
LET’S DO IT AGAIN!
Bus with your community to the Seattle Womxn’s March on January 20th! We will have buses pick up at 8 am from the Sammamish (Pine Lake Park and Ride, 3015 228th Ave SE, Sammamish) and the Issaquah Transit Center (1050 17th Ave NW., Issaquah). Your name will be listed on the roster provided by SignUpGenius for check-in. No refunds, but your ticket is transferable.
Cost is $25/seat.
Return time and place is still TBD and will be communicated by email in advance, and by your bus ambassador on the day of. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos from 1/21/17
Courtesy Larry Franks:
Via Jill Loveland:
Via Sarah Kimsey:
UPDATE (Jan 19, 2017):
Bus Charter FAQs
- Are seats still available?
Sorry, but the bus tickets are sold out.
- Where do I get on the buses?
Charter bus pickup locations are: Sammamish Park and Ride, Issaquah Transit Park and Ride, and the South Bellevue Park and Ride.
- South Sammamish Park and Ride (228th Ave SE and Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd)
- Issaquah Park and Ride/Transit Center: (SR 900 and Newport Way)
- South Bellevue Park and Ride (Bellevue Way SE and 112th Ave SE)
- What time do I need to be at the pickup location?
Please be parked and ready to check in no later than 8am. Carpool, Carpool, Carpool!
- Which pickup location should I go to?
Go to the location that you specified when you bought the tickets. You should have had a confirmation phone call or email on Friday. If not, and you you don’t know your location, please contact us via FACEBOOK.
- Am I assigned a particular bus or can I choose?
You may get on any available bus at your assigned location, seats are first come first served.
- How do I check in?
Volunteers with clipboards will be at each pickup location, taking names and giving hand stamps. Please have your entire party with you when you check-in. Also, bring a copy of your PayPal receipt, just in case.
- Where do the buses drop off?
There is a designated bus drop off area at the beginning of the march, at Judkins Park.
- Where and when do buses return?
Return buses will depart from the Seattle March at 1:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. The 1:30 bus leaves from a designated MID-point of the march (Ambassadors will inform the passengers where this location is on the way over). The 4;30 bus will leave from a designated area at the END of the march. If you cannot make these times, you are responsible for your own return. They return to the same park and rides as at pickup. Confirm with the driver where their bus is going. The ride is expected to take about an hour.
- What should I bring?
We advise bringing food, water, and warm clothing to last from 8am to 5:30pm. Everything should fit in a backpack or similar bag. Wheelchairs and strollers can be accommodated on the buses. The march organizers have said they prefer clear bags/backpacks, but are not required. Bring signs and banners. Flags and signs on sticks may be restricted; please check with the Seattle March FAQs.
- Is there a bathroom on the bus?
Some of the buses may not, we are not sure, though the larger ones likely will. If you need a bathroom, please arrive early to get on one of the buses with a bathroom.
- Will there be a leader/coordinator on the bus?
Yes. Each bus will have a volunteer Ambassador to help answer questions and organize, and be an emergency contact. Please note that cell service at the March may be spotty due to the large number of people.
- How do I know what bus to get on when we return?
There will be a designated bus pickup area at the end of the march. Look for the “Beeline” buses with “Eastside Bus Charter” placards in the windows. Please confirm with the driver about their specific drop-off location.
- Can I leave my stuff on the bus?
- Do kids need their own purchased seat?
Children that can safely ride on your lap do not need their own seat. Other children do. We do not anticipate extra empty seats.
- What do I do if I need to leave early, or if I am unable to walk the entire route?
The march has designated exit points along the route. You will be responsible for getting to the designated bus pickup location. Buses are scheduled to leave at 1:30pm and 4:30pm. The 1:30 bus will depart from a designated MID-point of the march and the 4:30 bus will leave from a designated area at the END of the march. Ambassadors will inform the passengers where these locations will be on the way over to Seattle.
- Can I get a refund?
No. We are unable to refund any money. You are welcome to sell your ticket. You will just need to give them your PayPal receipt.
MORE INFO ABOUT THE BUS TO THE WOMEN’S MARCH ON SEATTLE ON FACEBOOK
For FAQs to the Women’s March on Seattle, go to https://womxnsmarchseattle.wordpress.com/faqs/
MORE INFO on the Women’s March on Seattle Facebook page
SAMMAMISH CHARTER SEND-OFF
We are shifting focus on our previously scheduled “Moving Forward March.” Due to low interest for the Sammamish March, we are changing this event to a “Bon Voyage” at the South Sammamish P&R for the people heading to the Seattle March. So for those not attending the Seattle March, come at 8 am on January 21st to wave and hug and celebrate together before the Seattle Marchers leave!
Please carpool! Parking will be limited.