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Spring is here, and scooting is in the air!

Summary: As the weather is getting nicer, more people are using scooter share in Seattle. Friendly reminders: You can use scooter and bike share to cross the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge). Scooter and bike share companies offer free or reduced rates for essential workers and people who are income-qualified. … [ Keep reading ]

Washington State’s new bicycle “Safety Stop” law allows people biking to treat stops signs as yield signs with some exceptions.

Summary On October 1, Washington State’s new bicycle “Safety Stop” law allows people biking to treat stop signs as yield signs, with a couple of important exceptions. People biking must still fully stop at stoplights, stop signs on school buses, and stop signs at railroad crossings. This also doesn’t change the rules of the road for… [ Keep reading ]

Lime Bikes Return to Seattle!

Six weeks after Jump and Lime bike share companies merged and temporarily paused operations, the company is bringing shared bikes back to Seattle. Beginning today, you will once again be able to rent a battery-assisted bike as a healthy, sustainable option to get around without a car. Lime will bring back about 500 bikes this week. These will be the red Jump bikes that left in the… [ 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’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order. On Monday, March 23, Governor Inslee announced a Stay Home, Stay Healthy order to require Washingtonians to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity. We expect all… [ Keep reading ]

MLS Cup Champions – Seattle Sounders hosts celebration parade in downtown Seattle, Tues. Nov 12

Sunday was an …E P I C… day for Seattle Sounders fans! Now here comes the celebratory parade. The Sounders made history at CenturyLink Field on Sunday as the second most attended MSL Cup of all time. Tickets to the 24th MLS Cup sold out in minutes and 69,274… [ Keep reading ]

Next steps to create a community-driven Scooter Share Program for Seattle.

We’ve made it a priority for our bike share program to function well for everyone, & we continue to work with service providers & the traveling public to do so. We want to do the same with a potential scooter share pilot.   “We will work with stakeholders… [ Keep reading ]

VIDEO: Bike Share Parking – Let’s Make Bike Share Work for Everyone!

We recently teamed up with Rooted in Rights to create a video highlighting the do’s and don’ts of good bike share parking. UPDATE: Our friends at Lime and Jump recently shared our bike share parking video with all of their users! Thanks, Lime and Jump! ?? Seattle, we… [ Keep reading ]

Say bye-bye to #BikeEverywhereMonth and hello to #RideTransit Month.

It’s finally Fri-YAY! Has this #4dayworkweek seemed super long to anyone else? Well TGIF. it’s finally Fri-yay and the last day of Bike Everywhere Month. While that doesn’t mean you should stop riding (in fact, we encourage you to keep it up through the summer and beyond!), it does… [ Keep reading ]