Alert 2/17-22: Temporary Sounder shuttles will have limited or no bike capacity south of Puyallup

Graphic from Sound Transit. I hope the buses at least have spaces for a couple bikes...

Graphic from Sound Transit. I hope the buses at least have spaces for a couple bikes…

A lot of people in south King County and Pierce County have discovered the commuting magic of bringing your bike on Sound Transit’s Sounder trains. Bike to the station, easily carry bikes onto the train, enjoy a traffic-free ride to King Street Station, then bike to the rest of the way to work. Easy, low-stress and dependable.

Unfortunately, upcoming work on the Tacoma Trestle means train service will end at Puyallup. Anyone going further south will need to catch a shuttle bus, and taking a bike with you may not be possible.

“Shuttle buses may not have capacity to carry bicycles, so plan on securely locking your bicycle at your station’s bike racks during this time,” reads a note on the Sound Transit rider alert.

The good news is that this only affects a handful of weekdays starting Friday and wrapping up Wednesday.

Maybe this is a good excuse to use Pronto while it is still operating. They are currently offering a special $10 membership deal that is good through the end of service March 31. Lock your bike at the station, then take Pronto when you get to downtown Seattle. So convenient!

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