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Author: Brenda Nguyen

Park(ing) Day Fun!

Earlier this month we participated in Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) Park(ing) Day, an annual global placemaking event in which community members lead the temporary transformation of parking spaces into people spaces! We were one of 5 other U District pop-ups. We partnered with the U District Partnership and featured two local artists, Young Chhaylee, and … Continued

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Adventure is out there

Have you ever wanted to get out of the city and utilize Washington’s beautiful hiking trails, but do not own a car? Do you have an ORCA card? If so, adventure is out there. Trailhead Direct, a pilot project sponsored by King County Parks and Metro’s Community Connections program, is helping make the great outdoors more accessible. You … Continued

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Changes to Bikeshare Coming to a City Near You

It’s official Ofo and Spin Bike will be leaving Seattle. With Seattle Department of Transportation’s updates to their permit rules, both companies have decided to not front the bill. Operators are charged a flat fee of $250,000 to continue service in Seattle. This fee breaks down to be roughly $50 per bike. Ofo and Spin … Continued

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Transportation 101

U District, Let’s Go had a blast engaging with pre-K children during Scarecrow Video’s Children’s Hour. In collaboration with the University Branch Library of the Seattle Public Library, Scarecrow Video is connecting little ones with education and safety of various transportation modes. The program includes reading stories, watching videos, and a fun, hand’s on interactive activity. “We … Continued

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Get your ORCA card back to get on track

Imagine, you’re on your way to a new date with a person that you think is the one. You make your way to your transit stop. Everything is going great, the bus arrives, you pull out your ORCA card and it isn’t there! What do you do? To make matters worse, you don’t have cash. … Continued

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Getting to and from the Special Olympics

  The 2018 Special Olympics will be held at the University of Washington with the majority of the games held at Husky Stadium, July 1 – 6, 2018. An estimated 70,000 people are expected to come to U District area to attend the games. Ridership of the Link Light Rail will be heavily in use … Continued

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Several ways to share the ride

Do you work odd hours, or maybe transit isn’t the best commute solution for you? Are you tired of driving alone and putting miles on your car, paying for parking? You might want to consider sharing the ride. Sharing the ride or ridesharing is a great way to get work, save money on the cost … Continued

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ORCA cards for all SPS high school students!

Mayor Jenny Durkan in her 2018 State of the City Address, announced that Seattle Public high school students and Seattle Promise Scholars would be getting free ORCA passes. Passes will also be distributed to 3,000 middle school students who are income-eligible.The cost of the youth bus fare for many transit agencies has increased in recent … Continued

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Buses with FREE WiFi?!

2021 will be a big year in transit. The link light rail extension to Northgate will open, forever changing how we get to, through and from the neighborhood. More exciting additions to our neighborhood is the Roosevelt RapidRide opening the same year. RapidRide buses come so often you don’t need a time table. Unlike your standard … Continued

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