As requested : ) Mobility Tips: Traveling to the New Lighthouse of the Big Bend The Lighthouse finally has safe access to a bus route at our new location! Below is specific information for traveling from the C.K. Steele Plaza downtown, to the Lighthouse front doors. Once you have arrived at the plaza, locate Gate R. Gate R is on the far south side of the plaza, which runs parallel to Call Street. If needed, do not hesitate to request assistance from your inbound bus driver or any other StarMetro staff stationed around the plaza. You will take the Route 22 bus, which departs the plaza every 60 minutes at the bottom of the hour (8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am, etc). Run times for Monday – Friday are 6:30am-8:28pm, and on Saturdays run times are from 8:30am-7:28pm. Once you board the Route 22 bus, inform the driver of your destination. Politely request s/he announce when the bus has reached the stop at Highland Oaks Terrace and Capital Circle, the 2nd stop past Park Ave, before the Tallahassee Fan & Lighting Store. This is a new stop, added by StarMetro specifically for Lighthouse clients! After exiting the bus, turn left/south and follow the sidewalk a short way towards the intersection of Highland Oaks Terrace and Capital Circle (about 30 feet from the bus stop). Turn right/west at the corner of the intersection to travel along Highland Oaks Terrace. You will cross two intersecting driveways before approaching the crosswalk on your left. Neither driveway is currently being utilized, as they both lead to an empty lot. Still, be sure to use appropriate caution in listening for traffic that may decide to use these areas to turn around. The crosswalk is on the left/south side of the sidewalk and marked with curb cuts and paint. There is also a pedestrian crossing sign, but it is NOT a stop sign. It is advised to cross here under “all quiet” conditions, where you do not hear a car motor nearby. Traffic should be light as it is a cul-de-sac which dead ends. After crossing Highland Oaks Terrace, continue walking south down a ramp with wooden railings and along the sidewalk. After the wooden railing, you will be walking beside the Lighthouse parking lot, so be careful of vehicles that may be pulled into a space with the bumper slightly over the sidewalk. Turn left at the brick patio area (where there is also a building column on the corner), and look to your right for the main entrance of the building, which is the second or center set of doors. Note: On your way back to the bus stop, the pole that denotes the stop location is offset several feet into the grass. It is recommended to travel an approximate distance of 30 feet after turning onto the Capital Circle SE sidewalk to wait for the bus. Of course clients and visitors may still use other methods of transportation to the Lighthouse, such as para-transit (Dial-A-Ride) or taxi services; however, bus and foot travel are now also safe options for all! For individualized assistance or instruction on the above information, or with other any bus travel needs, please contact one of our Certified Orientation and Mobility instructors at (850) 942-3658. Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.