Riding your bicycle is fun and practically free, you can build in exercise as well.
The University of Washington’s Transportation Services has some great resources for getting started incorporating riding your bicycle into your commute:
Bicycling & Riding Transit
A lot of people mix bicycling with transit. It’s a great way to make the most out of a long commute. Haven’t used a bike rack on the front of a bus before? The UW’s Transportation Services has a transit-style bike rack that you can use to get a feel for how to load your bicycle. It’s located right outside their front doors, so you can try it anytime, even when they’re closed. Metro also has instructions on how to load a bike on a bus bike rack.
Need a place to lock your bike up outside of your favorite U District destination? You can request a bike rack from the Seattle Department of Transportation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Just because you don’t own a bike doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of using one to get places. In fact, if you are thinking about incorporating riding your bicycle into your commute, but want to give it a try first? Give bike sharing a try.
It’s easy to get started, download the app in your smartphone, rent and ride!
Check out LimeBike’s mobility for all, Lime Access program. An affordable way to use Lime in Seattle. They partner with PayNearMe and to support a text-to-unlock feature, both of which promote equitable mobility by removing the barrier of smartphone and credit card ownership. Details here.
Bicycle Laws & Safety
Classes, Clubs & Resources