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Why do you walk bike or ride?

This month’s Walk Bike Rider Newsletter has real life stories from a few people. For example “Busing means bonding,” according to parent and blogger Bus Chick. “You get to ride face to face” with your child instead of strapping them into the back seat. or “Riding your bike as a kid… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Comes to Alki May 22

Did you hear? We are taking the street back. Tell your neighbors. Tell your friends. Get ready for fun! On Sunday May 22 the West Seattle 5K Run/Walk event is in the morning and then we transition to Summer Streets between 10:30 and 11AM. Besides partnering with the West Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Racing Around (without a car)

From a gal in Capitol Hill, who is six months into her first year of being car free after participating in SDOT’s One Less Car Challenge… “I am loving not having a car. Without a car, I am more intentional and strategic about how I move around the city. I… [ Keep reading ]

Taking Back the Streets

Bike to Work Day is coming Friday, May 20 and we are taking back the street in more ways than one.  In partnership with Cascade Bicycle Club we are hosting the first Summer Streets party of the year with Cascade’s Bike to Work Day Party.  Friday May 20th; 4 – 7 p.m…. [ Keep reading ]

It’s Easy Being Green

As Earth Day approaches it is a good time to think about how SDOT is being green.  I don’t want to get too wonky here but SDOT thinks about its approach in 3 ways.  Actually two sets of 3 ways.  The first is the standard 3 E’s definition of Sustainability… [ Keep reading ]

Cementing our Shrinking Carbon Footprint

The carbon footprint analysis for SDOT showed that 88 percent of the department’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions result from the use of concrete and asphalt.  That is understandable, we do build bridges and pave streets.  However we also researched that by maximizing our use of green paving materials we have… [ Keep reading ]

St. Patrick’s Day – Pots o’ Gold, Traveling Green

Looking for some pots o’ gold?   You’ll find these by walking, biking and riding transit.  No rainbows or leprechauns required. Take the One Less Car Challenge and you’ll earn hundred of dollars in incentives. Take the Walk Bike Ride Challenge and you could win prizes for Zipcar, Children’s Museum, REI… [ Keep reading ]

Go Ahead, Give it a Try (and win big!)

 We know you’ve been wanting to make some changes.  You’ve talked about getting more walking in your life.  Or maybe you want to start using your bike for short trips in your neighborhood.     The Walk Bike Ride Challenge is here with incentives and encouragement to help you make it happen. … [ Keep reading ]