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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 ]

Fulfilling our promise to build a connected Center City Bike Network

In 2019 we added 35 blocks of bike lanes to our Center City Bike Network. For the first time, people of all ages and abilities have a safer bike connection all the way from the Chinatown-International District to South Lake Union and beyond! Last year we added protected bike… [ Keep reading ]

Three reasons to hop back on a bike during #Connect2020

The snow was a good excuse for many (but not all) of us to ignore our bikes last week, but now that highs are back around 50 with a grey blanket of clouds, it’s time to bundle up and befriend our bikes again. Chapter 3 of the #SeattleSqueeze continues with… [ Keep reading ]

A little snow didn’t stop some of Seattle’s bikers from getting around.

While bicycle traffic goes down when it snows, there were still many riders who got around on their two wheels this week. The Fremont Bridge Counter recorded a total of 1,167 bicycles on Monday, January 13th! That’s down 59% from the Monday prior with 2,845 bicycles over the bridge, but that’s… [ Keep reading ]

Link Light Rail Riders + Bike Riders, get ready for Connect 2020 Link closures & detours.

We’re on the next track of the Chapter 3 Seattle Squeeze journey: Link light rail expansion to I-90. The Seattle Squeeze is the period from now until 2024 when private and public construction projects put pressure on our transportation system and change how we all travel through and… [ Keep reading ]