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Apply for a Safe Routes to Schools Mini Grant!

Application forSafe Routes to School Mini Grantsare now open! Apply for up to $1,000 to fund projects that educate students about walking and biking to school. Public and private schools, parent-teacher associations, and other non-profit organizations are welcome to apply. Safe Routes to Schoolis a national movement to make it… [ Keep reading ]

Bike season is here!

Yes,a lot of people bike year-round in Seattle, but for those of us who don’t regularly brave the rain on bike, May often marks the beginning of bike season. May is historically#BikeMonth. In light the COVID-19 pandemic, bike month in Seattle looks a little different this year. Some bike month… [ Keep reading ]

2020 bike investments to accelerate, including 20 miles of Stay Healthy Streets to become permanent in Seattle

Mayor Durkan and SDOT are makingat least20 miles ofthe StayHealthy Streets pilot permanent, andmoving forward witha bold vision of enhanced bike infrastructure. Mayor Jenny Durkan announcedtodaythat Seattlewill makeat least20 miles of Stay Healthy Streets permanent. She also directed SDOT toexpand the program to include routesinmoreneighborhoodsand acceleratetheinstallation ofnewbike facilitiessuch as Neighborhood… [ Keep reading ]

Get Ready! 11 More Miles of Stay Healthy Streets Coming Your Way

We’reopening11more miles ofStay Healthy Streetsto allow for safe social distancingwhile walking, rolling,running, skating,and biking! Lake City, Aurora Licton Springs, Ballard, and Delridge/Highland Parkcommunities will be able to access essential services, recreate, and walk their dogs near their homes while protecting the neighbors by keeping 6 feet apart. Stay Healthy Streets… [ Keep reading ]

Stay Healthy Streets continue this week and will add 3 new neighborhoods this weekend

We’reopening6more miles ofStay Healthy Streetsto allow for safe social distancingwhile walking, rolling,running, skating,and bikingthis Friday! Greenwood, Othello and Rainier Beach, and Beacon Hillcommunitieswill be able toaccess essential services, recreate, and walk their dogsnear their homeswhileprotecting their neighbors by keeping 6 feet apart24/7. We’re also extending the Central Districtrouteto includeEColumbia St,… [ Keep reading ]

2.2 Million rides on bike share last year!

Last year, Seattle continued to build one of the most robust multi-modal transportation systems in North America. In 2017, Seattle was the first major city to launch a free-floating bike share program where bikes don’t have to be parked at bike share racks. Three years later, Seattle continues to lead as… [ Keep reading ]

A new way to report poorly parked bike share bikes

We’ve all seen it – brightly colored bike share bikes parked in the middle of a sidewalk, blocking the way for pedestrians and people with disabilities. Now, just like you can report parking violations, you can report poorly parked bike share bikes on our Find it Fix it app. Last… [ Keep reading ]

Bike share & car share companies step up cleaning practices since onset of COVID-19

Bike share and car share remain options for essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic and the State of Washington’sStay Home, Stay Healthyorder. On Monday, March 23, Governor Inslee announced aStay Home, Stay Healthyorder to require Washingtonians to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity. We expect all… [ Keep reading ]

Let’s Celebrate! Northgate Bike & Pedestrian Bridge Groundbreaking

Today, Seattle Mayor Durkan and Councilmember Debora Juarez hosted a groundbreaking celebration to mark the start of construction on the Northgate Pedestrian and Bike Bridge over Interstate 5. They were joined by other civic leaders, transportation agency partners, and community organizations who have supported this project. The bridge… [ Keep reading ]

Following major Vision Zero Safety changes, new Bike & Pedestrian Safety Analysis to help inform Seattle’s approach to eliminating traffic deaths

In December 2019, Mayor Durkan announced a series of steps that the city is taking to make our streets safer and achieve our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. These steps include reducing speed limits to 25 mph across the city,… [ Keep reading ]