Posts categorized under Bikeshare Archives - SDOT Blog

New! ‘Flip Your Trip West Seattle’ encourages use of transit, vanpool, shared bikes and scooters during the West Seattle Bridge closure

Starting today, people who live or work in West Seattle can visit FlipYourTrip.org to sign up for a comprehensive travel options program that includes a $25 sign-up bonus for free rides on transit and scooter/bike-share, or free vanpool fares. The program also offers trip planning assistance, special informational events, as well as an opportunity to earn more free rides. We launched Flip Your Trip West Seattle to support people in getting around without driving… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle invites Spin to become the city’s fourth scooter share company, and also tests new strategies to ensure scooters are parked correctly

Update [7/15/2021]: Spin has now been issued a permit and will start on July 15. Last fall, we launched a scooter share pilot program aiming to give Seattle residents and visitors another healthy and climate friendly transportation option. Building on the program’s success, we have invited Spin to become the city’s fourth scooter share provider. Spin is completing the permitting… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT is partnering with Outdoors for All to offer free adaptive cycle rentals for people with disabilities this summer

Summary Outdoors for All’s Adaptive Cycling Center is open for the summer! Stop by on Wednesday-Sunday through September to rent an adaptive cycle for free. SDOT and Outdoors for All’s partnership allows people with disabilities to rent a variety of adaptive cycles for free. We talked with the Lawson family about their experience renting adaptive cycles. We’re excited to support… [ Keep reading ]

New Mobility Study shows how people use bike share, car share, and ride hail to get around Seattle

Car share, bike share, scooter share, and ride hail companies are offering free rides to COVID-19 vaccination appointments. Learn how to get your free ride!  Summary:   The New Mobility Study gives us a better understanding of how people use ride hail, car share, bike share, and carpool or taxi apps to… [ Keep reading ]

Free rides to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment

Updated 5/25/21: Uber and Lyft are also offering free rides to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites from May 24th until July 4th! So you’ve made an appointment to get your COVID-19 vaccination. How are you going to get there? As of May 13, 2021, anyone 12 years-old or older is eligible to receive a… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]