‘Hop-able’ Open House Slated for October 10
Special event designed to showcase The Hop’s accessibility features
Milwaukee – The Hop, presented by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, will host a special “Hop-able” open house from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Burns Commons streetcar platform (along E. Ogden Ave. just west of N. Prospect Ave.). The event will provide a unique opportunity for Milwaukee residents living with disabilities to get a sneak preview of The Hop and the accessibility features of the vehicles.
“The Hop is designed for people of all abilities to board and ride easily and comfortably,” City Engineer Jeff Polenske said. “As excitement continues to build for our launch of passenger service this fall, it’s important that the entire community, including those with disabilities, have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the platforms, vehicles, and how the system will operate.”
To accommodate attendees for the event, Knapp St. between Franklin St. and Prospect Ave., just south of the park, will be closed to through traffic to allow for loading and unloading of mobility devices. Additional reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please contact the City of Milwaukee’s ADA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-286-3475.
The Hop will open for passenger service on Nov. 2, 2018, kicking off a full slate of “Grand Hop-ening” weekend events designed to engage the entire Milwaukee community. Thanks to Potawatomi’s generous support, rides will be free for the first year of operation. For more information on the “Grand Hop-ening” weekend, visit www.thehopmke.com/grand-hopening.
For additional information about The Hop, including important tips on how motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists can safely share our downtown roads, log on to www.thehopmke.com.
For more project details, including the project timeline, financing, route and possible extensions, see our extensive past coverage.
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