When members of the St. Francis Episcopal Church participated in a Connections for Healthy Aging workshop, one topic that kept coming up was the lack of transportation options in their neighborhood. Taxis tended not to arrive, or they came so late that people missed their doctors’ appointments. And the newer options required apps on a Smartphone.
The members organized a group to address the problem – including meetings with Supervisor Yee and contacting public and private transportation providers. And on June 26, they hosted a Transportation Fair with ten transportation exhibitors, including some who cater specifically to seniors and people with disabilities.
The Fair was a great opportunity for approximately 100 neighbors to meet transportation providers, hear a little bit about each one, gather information, and get answers to any questions or concerns.
The providers in attendance were: BART, San Francisco MTA (including SFMTA Accessible Services and SF Paratransit), FlyWheel, Luxor Cabs, Yellow Cab, Lyft, Lift Hero, and Silver Ride.
CLC was also there to share information about Connections for Healthy Aging workshops and computer classes, as well as to help anyone who wanted to download transportation apps.