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Seattle’s top bike commuting workplaces are all within 5 blocks of a protected bike lane or trail

New analysis from Commute Seattle found that the city’s large workplaces (100+ employees) with the highest bike commute rates all are within five blocks of a protected bike lane or trail and offer secure bike parking. Even more telling: The … Continue reading

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Only 5% of new downtown Seattle commute trips are made by driving alone, but biking is flat

Downtown Seattle has added 45,000 jobs since 2010. During the same time, only 2,255 new drive-alone trips have been added to downtown streets, according to a new Commute Seattle survey. The other 95 percent of commute trips were absorbed by … Continue reading

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Ride your bike, support bike-friendly businesses & donate toys Saturday

Ride your bike. Shop at bike-friendly businesses. Support survivors of domestic violence. Join Commute Seattle and Cascade Bicycle Club Saturday for the Seattle Bike Friendly Business Network‘s first Holiday Bike Friendly Ride. Meet up 2 p.m. at Métier (11th and … Continue reading

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Get a free doughnut and coffee for biking Thursday morning

It’s time for Commute Seattle’s annual Light Up your Ride event. Get a free doughnut, cup of coffee and other likely reflective and blinky swag tomorrow morning (Thursday). All you have to do is ride a bike. Easy! Commute Seattle … Continue reading

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Bikes & Bagels is Friday + A look at more Bike Month events ahead

Bike to McGraw Square tomorrow (Friday) morning between 7 and 9 a.m., and you’ll get free coffee, a bagel and probably some swag. Commute Seattle hosts the event every year, though I feel like we got fried chicken one year … Continue reading

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2nd Ave bike counter unveiling kicks off Bike Month + Remembering Lance David

There’s now a humble counter ticking away everyone who bikes up or down 2nd Ave through the heart of downtown Seattle. Commute Seattle’s Jessica Szelag unveiled the display this morning, which is a gift to the city on a beautiful … Continue reading

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After weeks of tough closures, 2nd Ave bike lane is now permanent + Gets bike counter Monday

After weeks of tough construction closures, the 2nd Ave bike lane — downtown’s sole sliver of low-stress bike lane — has mostly reopened. And with new raised driveways, planter boxes and traffic signals, the pilot project created in 2014 is … Continue reading

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Commute Seattle will install bike counter display on 2nd Ave

Downtown Seattle will get its first live-updated bike counter display soon thanks to Commute Seattle. Located on 2nd Ave between Madison and Marion Streets, the counter will tick away daily and annual totals as people bike by. As we’ve seen … Continue reading

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69 percent of downtown workers don’t drive alone

The most recent Downtown Seattle Association/Commute Seattle survey (PDF) of downtown commute habits shows that 69 percent of workers do not drive alone to their jobs. Transit is by far the preferred way to get to downtown jobs, though walking, biking … Continue reading

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Light Up Your Ride with Commute Seattle Thursday

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, eating away an hour of light in the evening. So you gotta get your bike ready for darker commutes if you haven’t already, and Commute Seattle wants to help. This is the second year Commute … Continue reading

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Commute Seattle installs public bike work station and pump downtown

Get a flat? Brakes too loose? Need to tighten that rattling fender bolt that drove you absolutely bonkers the whole way to work? The good folks at Commute Seattle have got you covered. In partnership with the Metropolitan Improvement District, … Continue reading

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Commute Seattle and city hosting bike light event Thursday

Bike lights are not optional. Aside from being required by law (technically, only front light and rear reflector are required), lights are vital if you are going to be visible to folks driving, biking and walking at night and sun-in-the-eyes … Continue reading

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Downtown business leaders will discuss Bike Master Plan today

New York City discovered that businesses located on streets where the city installed protected bike lanes saw increases in retail sales as high as 49 percent (see full report below). So it makes sense that downtown Seattle business leaders are … Continue reading

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Friday morning: Get a bagel and coffee for biking downtown

As you may have noticed from their advertisement on this site for the past week, Commute Seattle is hosting their third annual Bikes & Bagels event Friday morning. As a way to encourage and celebrate cycling downtown, they will be … Continue reading

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Wednesday: Biking the Wave features evening of bike-powered food, drinks and discussion

From Commute Seattle: More details from the Facebook event listing:

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Only one-third of downtown commuters drive alone to work

Commute Seattle released a report recently showing that driving to work in downtown Seattle continues to fall as more and more people choose to walk, bike, telecommute and take transit. In 2000, half of downtown employees got to work by … Continue reading

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Times op-ed: Remember Mike Wang by rethinking road behavior

As the one year anniversary of Mike Wang’s death passes, the courts are working to decide the sentence for the man who pleaded guilty to the hit and run that took his life. Meanwhile, Doug Palm from PATH (where Wang … Continue reading

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Bike Month Update: Bikes & Bagels Friday + Host a Bike to Work Station

Be sure to swing by McGraw Square on your way to work Friday because Commute Seattle wants to give you bagels and coffee. SDOT will be on hand to get feedback for the Bicycle Master Plan update, and Mayor McGinn … Continue reading

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SDOT bike parking program on hold, could be cut

In the face of budget cuts, SDOT has put the city’s bike parking program on hold and has offered it up to city leaders as a potential budget cut. From Sam Woods at SDOT: SDOT was required to offer cuts … Continue reading

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