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 to know our staff!

This past spring and summer we participated in several large scale events like the 49th Annual University Street Fair and Cascade Bicycle Club’s Bike Everywhere Month in May, and Transportation Choices Coalition Ride Transit Month in June. We coordinated a Transit Talk public presentation with high profile speakers at the University Book Store and we … Continued

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U District, Let’s Go welcomes visitors

Earlier this month, the U District neighborhood welcomed thousands of visitors that arrived for the Special Olympics Games USA. U District, Let’s Go team members got on the welcome wagon too, specifically, they got on Lime Bikes and provided mobile wayfinding assistance. “It was a huge success that involved a variety of people and partners.” … Continued

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U District, Let’s Go half way through pilot

Believe it or not, U District, Let’s Go has been on the ground doing programming for six months! “That age old saying, time flies when you are having fun really rings true.” Said Miriam Castro, Program Manager with U District, Let’s Go. “It seems like only yesterday that we held our neighborhood kick off walk … 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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Transit Talk: Still talking

Last week, U District, Let’s Go with partners Transportation Choices Coalition, Seattle Department of Transportation, and the U District Partnership held a Transit Talk at the University Book Store. The event drew an audience of U District small businesses, community organizations, public agencies, and neighbors that all wanted to know one thing: how Link light … Continued

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