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We’re launching version 2.0 of free-floating bike share to give people more options to get around Seattle.

 After months of evaluation and review, at Mayor Jenny Durkan’s direction we’re ready to issue permits to three bike share vendors for the next permit year – Jump, Lime, and Lyft– so people have more options for getting around Seattle. Good results from our bike share pilot. We learned in our… [ Keep reading ]

How you get around Seattle is changing. #GetReady #Realign99

If you’ve not noticed our traffic patterns changing already, you’re going to notice very soon. Starting January 11, 2019, the Puget Sound region will experience the longest closure of a major highway it has ever experienced. (In addition, there are more than 65 construction cranes dotting our skyline and work… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle ranked #1 best bike city in America!

Bicycling magazine ranks Seattle as the #1 best bike city in America!  “From building bike lanes to boosting bike share to installing bike-specific traffic signals and simply creating more fun places and ways to ride,…” Bicycling magazine ranked 50 American cities that are creating the most awesome urban riding experience… [ Keep reading ]

The SR 99 Viaduct is permanently closing in January – here’s what we’re doing to help you get around downtown.

The Alaskan Way Viaduct is closing permanently in January 2019 & new SR 99 tunnel is opening in February 2019. We all knew it was coming, but that doesn’t necessarily make it easier to experience a closed Alaskan Way Viaduct (AWV) with a not-yet-open SR 99 tunnel, and for three… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s transportation new normal is just around the corner.

We’re getting ready for the Maximum Constraint. Starting January 11, 2019, As early as this fall the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will move forward with the permanent closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. This construction project is one of countless private and public construction projects taking place in the… [ Keep reading ]

Where’s car share parking?

Have you found the NEW dedicated car share spaces along Montlake Boulevard NE, near UW? Waldo has! We recently installed them along SB Montlake, just north of the Hec Edmundson Pedestrian Bridge, to enhance mobility options. What’s that sign, again? Spaces marked with the car share sign are available… [ Keep reading ]

UPDATE! 3rd Ave transit improvements – Starts Mon. Aug. 20

Starting this Monday, August 20 fall. As the Washington State Department of Transportation plans for a full three-week closure as early as this fall, of SR 99 downtown – the Alaskan Way Viaduct – and the opening of a new SR 99 tunnel under downtown, we’re ramping up our strategy to deal… [ 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 ]