Is this March accessible? . . .
There are three different ways to participate in the march in order to ensure everyone can participate.
Full march: Individuals can participate in the full march, which is 0.5 miles.
Our organizing team is working hard to make sure that this march is inclusive of people with disabilities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a specific request not addressed in the information below, and we will work to make sure that it is fulfilled.
- An ADA section will be located directly in front of the stage and will be open to those who require it.
- All volunteers will be trained to provide general support for folks with disabilities. We will also have a specific volunteer crew to support participants with disabilities and give directional information. These volunteers will be wearing orange arm bands and orange stickers reading “Accessibility.”
- American Sign Language interpretation will be provided on the stage, and picture-in-picture and CART in English will be available on the jumbotrons South of the reflecting pool.
- An ADA tent will have smell sensitivity masks, a generator dedicated to recharging chairs, audio description headsets, water, snacks, and other support items available.
- ADA vans will pick up passengers on the corner of 10th and PA Ave NW if you are coming in by bus and at the corner of 13th and F if you are taking the metro (this is a stop at Metro Center). After the rally, the ADA vans will drop folks off at the ADA parking area and the Metro Center metro stop (which has a functioning elevator).
- Every area where porta-potties are located will also have ADA accessible porta-potties.
- Additional accessible porta-potties will be provided in the ADA section
How do I get to the gathering location? . . .
You can use any of the following metros to enter the gathering location:
- Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange/Silver): From Metro center – Take any exit and head south on any numbered street
- Penn Quarter/Navy Memorial: Head South on 7th street
- L’Enfant Plaza: Head North on any numbered street
- Smithsonian Metro: You are at the gathering space
What Metros should I use to leave after the rally? . . .
- Smithsonian Metro: East of the Rally Space on 12th and the National Mall
- Farragut North: 17th and K street NW
- Farragut West: 18th and I street NW
How do I use the metro? . . .
The Metro system in D.C. is relatively easy to use, and connects to various regional transit systems. We recommend buying a D.C. Metro card in advance. Many people purchasing cards at once at the Metro machines can lead to long lines and delays. You can buy cards in advance here.
Pro Tip: Bring good walking shoes and lots of patience. You can find more information about the DC area bus and metro options here.
What about parking? . . .
Out-of-town cars should consider parking at Metro Stations outside the city and taking the metro into downtown (map here). Downtown parking is tight, even on the weekends, and parking lots are expensive but Metro offers free parking on the weekends!
What about trains and other forms of transport? . . .
Amtrak has good service into D.C., and in fact, they offer group sales with discounted group rates. If you have 75 people you can sometimes reserve an entire car (bonus: use it as an organizing space too!) You can find our more about that on Amtrak’s website.
There are also many services that offer regional bus transit – you can buy individual seats, or also sometimes group rates. Costs can be very reasonable, especially if you buy early. A few options to consider are GoTo Bus, MegaBus, and BoltBus.