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Bike Everywhere Month | Seattle students bike to school events recap!

Editor’s Note (June 15, 2022): We added a photo and quote from a parent of a student at Hazel Wolf K-12 school in Seattle alongside other Bike to School event photos and information. Summary: As part of Bike Everywhere Month 2022, Seattle students recently participated in bike to school events,… [ Keep reading ]

Competitive application process focused on safety, equity, and proper parking leads to changes in Seattle’s scooter line-up

Seattle’s scooter share program gives residents and visitors another option to get around the city without a car. Last month, we concluded the program’s pilot phase. We shared the next steps in a blog post, which included conducting a competitive application process to choose the next set of scooter share… [ Keep reading ]

We’ve published an evaluation of the Seattle scooter share program – check it out and learn what’s next

Summary: There is demand for scooter share and scooters provide a flexible, low-emissions travel option. During our scooter share pilot program, 260,000 riders took over 1.4 million trips between October 2020 and September 2021. 21% of riders surveyed said they connected to transit, and over half said they would have… [ Keep reading ]

Thank you to the 10,000+ people who took our outdoor dining and retail survey. Here’s what we heard. Plus, the program is extended through January 31, 2023!

Please note: this blog post is available in additional languages via the links below, in Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Somali, Amharic, and Tagalog. Gracias a las más de 10,000 personas que respondieron la encuesta de restaurantes y tiendas al aire libre. Esto es lo que escuchamos. Además,… [ Keep reading ]

Best of the Year | 2021 was a year of major achievements for Seattle’s transportation system – check out our top highlights, plus a brief look-ahead to 2022!

Summary: 2021 was a year of major achievements, as well as work to address numerous challenges head-on. This Blog post includes 15 highlights from the past year, as well as a brief preview of 2022. Please read on to learn more, or click on the links below to jump to… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle welcomes Veo as the city’s newest bike share company!

Seattle’s bike share program gives residents and visitors a healthy, climate-friendly, and active transportation option. Building on the program’s previous successes, we have approved Veo to become the newest bike share provider to operate in the city of Seattle. The Veo bicycles coming to Seattle are electric-assist bikes, which are… [ Keep reading ]

Walktober is here! Fun ideas to rack up the miles with your family and friends this month

Summary: Walktober: Each year, we celebrate walking and rolling during the entire month of October (aka Walktober)! Walktober features a variety of ways to get involved and get active. FeetFirst and other community-led organizations across the region have seen robust participation each year since 2015! Safe Routes to School: October… [ Keep reading ]

SURVEY | Temporary Outdoor Café and other Safe Start permits are extended to May 2022. Share your thoughts on how we can improve these permit programs for the future.

Have you enjoyed a meal, drink, or treat on an outdoor patio at your favorite restaurant or café this past year? Chances are, if the outdoor seating was on the sidewalk or street, the coffee shop, brewery, restaurant, or ice cream shop may have been one of the 200+ businesses participating in our safe… [ Keep reading ]

Can you play, shop, eat, make and sell art in the street? Sometimes you can!

Do you want to host a BBQ with your neighbors or set up a fun obstacle course for the kiddos? Are you a business looking to embrace the outdoors to sell local crafts, to break bread, or even to help Seattleites stay healthy and strong? We have permits for these activities, all… [ Keep reading ]