|WEST COAST OPTIMIZATION MEETING: SPRING 2006|
Travel by air
Transportation from the airport:
Arriving by carTake Interstate 5, but do not get on the express lanes. Exit at NE 45th Street, about 4 miles north of downtown Seattle and just north of the Ship Canal bridge. Turn east on NE 45th; you'll soon cross Roosevelt Way (which would be 10th Avenue if it had a number), 12th Ave, Brooklyn Ave (13th), and University Way (14th). After you cross 15th Ave, the university will be on your right.
More extensive directions and driving instructions for regional driving to the UW can be found HERE.
Parking informationIf you stay in one of the hotels recommended by the organizers, it is best to leave your car at the hotel parking and walk to the campus. The walk will take no more than 15 minutes but there are some hills on the way.
There are automobile entrances to campus on the north side (NE 45th Street at 17th Ave), west side (15th Ave NE at 40th Street), and east side (25th Ave NE just south of the 45th Street viaduct). On weekdays and Saturday mornings, the kiosks at all campus entrances will be open, and you can get an all-day visitor parking permit for $8.00, and a free campus map. On Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings, the kiosks are closed and parking is free.
The Padelford Hall parking garage (lots N16, N18, N20, and N22) and the Central Plaza Garage, which you enter from 15th Avenue across from 41st Street are the closest large parking lots to the where the conference will take place.
Visitors may also park in the student parking lot (E1), just east of 25th Avenue, for $3.50 a day (must have quarters).
There is more detailed parking information supplied by the University of Washington.
|This page was last modified on April 16, 2003|