We’re well into week 2 of the #SeattleSqueeze, and in addition to saying thank you (seriously, thank you!), we’re here to tell you: Keep. It. Up!
Traffic was rough this morning, especially with that rain. But the weather forecast is looking good as we inch closer to the weekend and even into next week. Knocking on wood over here. We’re hoping those sunny-ish skies will entice even more people to bike.
Be flexible (if you can)
Not everyone can do yoga like Gonzo. And not everyone can change their schedule or commute patterns, which is why it’s critical that anyone who does have that flexibility, keeps doing one (or more!) of the following as we continue:
- Shift your schedule – come in earlier or later
- Work from home – sweatpants for the win
- Don’t drive alone – walk, bus, bike, carpool, water taxi, ferry (all the things)
We need to continue making these tweaks, otherwise traffic will get worse for everyone. And nobody wants that.
Need some inspiration?
Shout out to our friends in the City’s Office of Sustainability and Environment. It’s like they know that 60% of greenhouse gas emissions in Seattle are from road transportation and they’re shifting trips for multiple reasons during the Squeeze #themoreyouknow .
Our office is doing our part to free up more space on transit during the #SeattleSqueeze! We strongly encourage folks to explore telecommuting if that's a possibility with your work. #MyCommuteWasAwesome pic.twitter.com/78UZW8yIwE
— Seattle OSE (@SeattleOSE) January 17, 2019
Thanks, @bonnevivante, for doing your part! You had us at ‘timely buses’ (and Tina Fey, of course).
Good morning! Day 3 of the #SeattleSqueeze. So far I can report that #MyCommuteWasAwesome Monday and Tuesday. Timely buses, plenty of seating. Discovered a new 🚎 route to Belltown. Walked a lot. Recharged my #OrcaCard and returned happy and relaxed from work. @kcmetrobus pic.twitter.com/K97uFlsuDj
— myra kohn (@bonnevivante) January 16, 2019
— Patrick (@pkonthebike) January 19, 2019
Check out @WAstateofmine’s hot tip. Patience pays off with a front row seat.
I feel so bus savvy. Had the good sense to get off the crowded bus I was on, waited for a better, newer bus behind us for 2 mins, and now I've got a front row seat on a quiet, mostly empty bus. 😁 #MyCommuteWasAwesome #SoundTransit #seattlesqueeze pic.twitter.com/G3EgU9qM8G
— WAStateOfMine (@WAStateOfMine) January 22, 2019
Regardless of if you did or are doing (yeah, the hashtags are different tenses), let’s all keep doing! Remember, sunny days are literally ahead and there’s light at the end of the almost open tunnel.