Category: Reducing drive-alone trips downtown

Bring your bike (and don’t forget a helmet!) and come ride on the new protected bike lane on 8th Ave in downtown Seattle! The redesigned 8th Ave includes a one-way northbound protected bike lane between Pike St and Bell St, one travel lane, paid parking and load zones, and new bike signals at busy intersection. This project completes […]

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Many park and ride lots across the region fill up well before 7 a.m. on a typical weekday, so it can be hard to find parking at the station. To provide access for riders who can’t make it to the station so early, Sound Transit, King County Metro, and Pierce Transit are offering reserved parking […]

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So many ways to access park and rides!

Park and rides are facilities where people who have a long commute, don’t live near a transit route, or need a convenient place to catch transit can come to one place for their transit, carpool and vanpool, biking, and walking options. Scroll through the list of King County Metro park and ride locations, and learn about Sound […]

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Take Transit to Trails!

In case you missed it, Trailhead Direct is back and going strong in 2019! Trailhead Direct is a seasonal transit service to popular hiking destinations in King County. During #RideTransit Month, this is an awesome opportunity to take transit not just to work or school, but to enjoy the great outdoors! Get a lift from urban Seattle […]

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#SeattleDidYouKnow: In West Seattle and SE Seattle, you have the option to take transit to transit! If you’re taking transit to live, work, or play in West Seattle and southeast Seattle, you can now plan your commute with on-demand transit options tailored to your needs. On-demand shuttle services, including Via to Transit and Ride 2, […]

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We’re celebrating those who keep our transit system moving: YOU! This week, for #RideTransit Month, we’re celebrating YOU, the riders who keep our transit system moving. This week, transit agencies across the state will be surprising riders with pop-up appreciation stations and you may just be lucky enough to find one! If you do, make […]

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On June 5, together with Commute Seattle, we celebrated the efforts of employers participating in the city’s Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program during the fifth annual Champions Celebration breakfast. This CTR program awards ceremony honors employers who demonstrate high engagement and innovative tactics in their transportation programs for employees. We recognized six platinum-level employers – Fred Hutchinson, Seattle Children’s, Swedish […]

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Take the pledge, ride transit at least three times in June, and win prizes. It’s that easy. June is #RideTransit Month, and we’re partnering with Transportation Choices Coalition to celebrate transit – bus, light rail, train, ferry, vanpool, water taxi, and streetcar – throughout the month. Go to ridetransitmonth.org and take the ride transit pledge to commit to ride transit this month.  Here’s how you take […]

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It’s Game Day – Avoid the Delays!

Traveling to, from, or around the stadiums? Don’t get stuck in traffic! Whether you’re #TruetotheBlue or a proud member of the #12s and you’re headed to the game, or if you’re just trying to get through town, we’ve got the information that you need to know. During concerts, games, and other events at T-Mobile Park […]

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Bike. Eat treats. Win. It’s that easy! May is #BikeMonth, and we’ve got just the sweet treat for you to get riding! Join Commute Seattle’s Bikes and Bakeries Challenge, where you can win amazing bike-related prizes just for riding your bike and supporting bakeries across the city! Participating is as easy as 1-2-3: Ride a […]

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Sharing survey data in a new, modern way to let you visualize your commute. We’ve partnered with Commute Seattle, the Washington State Department of Transportation, and Tableau to launch an interactive Tableau dashboard tool to view employee commute habits for businesses across Seattle. The tool allows you to view an overall breakdown of different modes […]

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We’ve partnered with King County Metro and Sound Transit to bring you Via to Transit, a convenient shuttle service to and from light rail stations in southeast Seattle and Tukwila. Via to Transit lets you request on-demand shuttle vans to and from five Sound Transit Link stations: Mount Baker, Columbia City, Othello, Rainier Beach, and […]

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The buses are out of the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, but that’s not the only change that’s happening to our downtown streets! As of March 23, there are now more trips on bus routes with high ridership demand serving many parts of Seattle to make transit an even more reliable option during the #SeattleSqueeze and […]

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Approximately 250,000 people commute to and through downtown each day. With the new SR 99 tunnel now open, we’ve been analyzing the data from the closure to understand what went well, how we could have done better, and how we can keep the good changes going during the next chapter of the #SeattleSqueeze. Our entire […]

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3rd Ave Transit Improvements

One key pillar of our plan for dealing with traffic impacts is investing in transit and working to get 3rd Avenue to work as efficiently as possible. In our quickly growing city, adjusting and prioritizing transit is going to be a key way to make sure people can keep moving reliably and affordably. In August 2018, in […]

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