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What’s Coming Down the Pike for Transportation Equity?

Did you know that we have a Transportation Equity Program? In 2017, we created the Transportation Equity Program to prioritize affordable transportation options and address transportation inequities in our city. Transportation is currently the second highest household cost after housing and Seattle continues to grow at a rapid pace. We… [ Keep reading ]

New Mobility thought leaders convene in Seattle.

We’re tackling smart mobility challenges. Last week marked the second meetup in the 4-series, Smart Cities Collaborative conference (hosted by Transportation for America), a collaborative program bringing cities together to: Explore how emerging technologies and new mobility options can improve urban transportation. Tackle the tough challenges associated with implementing smart mobility… [ Keep reading ]

So, what’s next for bike share in Seattle? 

Over the last year, we’ve been piloting a free-floating bike share program that gives people another option for getting around Seattle. Our goal with the pilot was to equitably increase city-wide mobility by permitting companies to operate in the city to test feasibility and ridership interest – at no cost… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Bike Share Pilot: 1 yr Later

Bike sharing = increased mobility. Last time this year we were trying out an idea, just to see if it provided an additional mobility opportunity—no expectations, just a test. Turns out, the bike share permitting idea DOES increase mobility! Last fall, the early numbers looked good and 12 months later, they… [ Keep reading ]

Smart Cities | The Art of Seizing Good Ideas

These days, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a city’s innovation program or office. Seattle alone has at least four. But how are these cities and agencies framing their work? And do these programs actually result in “innovative” outcomes? This year, we set out to find the nation’s leaders… [ Keep reading ]

BIKE SHARE | Survey’s Juicy Details!

Worldwide, bike share systems have given people an easy and convenient way to hop on a bike. In growing cities like Seattle, this helps add transportation options for people to beat congestion in a space-efficient and carbon-free way. Also, it gives added motivation to get outside and exercise! Seattle was… [ Keep reading ]

More people are cycling on 2nd Ave than ever before!

If you build it, they will come. Back in February 2018, we shared some exciting cycling news when we opened up a new section of our city’s connected bike path from Pike Street to Denny Way extending the existing 2nd Avenue Protected Bike Lane (PBL) to Yesler Way – 23 blocks… [ Keep reading ]

Let’s get lit! ?

For the 5th year in a row, we’re teaming up with Commute Seattle on a Light Up Your Ride event this Thurs. Nov. 2, 7–9 AM at Lake Union Park, right next to the Westlake bike path. It’s a free event, focused on safety and visibility. Oh, and… THERE.  WILL. … [ Keep reading ]

Rolling With the Homies: Seattle Bike Share Pilot a Rolling Success

Seattle has had free-floating bike share (FFBS) in the city for about two months and in this relatively short time, the stats show it’s a pretty big success. But don’t take our word for it. The numbers speak for themselves. For you non-numbers types, this means that more people are… [ Keep reading ]