It took half a year, but bike share has finally arrived at UW Station.
On paper, the station move from the UW Medical Center rotunda (a rather odd location to find if you weren’t in the know) to the plaza outside UW Station might not seem like a huge deal, but it makes combining light rail and bike share far more intuitive and easy.
And with the remade section of the Burke-Gilman Trail now open on UW campus, Campus Parkway and the Ave are just a quick and easy cruise away from light rail and Husky Stadium.
To highlight one example of a trip made possible by this change, I hopped on a Pronto at 12th and Coiumbia near Seattle University at 2:15 this afternoon and bikes it to Capitol Hill Station entrance at Broadway and Denny.
It had taken me 29 minutes to get from Seattle U to the commercial heart of the U District. But if I had better train timing, the trip could have taken as little as 21 minutes. That’s about 15 minutes faster than taking transit without bike share and 7 minutes faster than biking the whole way (Google estimates).
Got a fun bike share/transit combo you want to share? Let us know in the comments.