According to Texas Transportation Institute’s Urban Mobility Report, commuters in many major U.S. cities are spending more time in their cars during rush hour traffic than ever. Of all the cities listed, Seattle is the only one to buck the trend: from 1997 to 2007, Seattleites have seen a decrease in time wasted sitting in rush hour traffic.
Cascade Bicycle Club is now accepting employer applications for
Green Bike Project 2.0
What: An incentive program to get more people riding their bikes to work in Southeast Seattle!
From May through July, Cascade will provide 50 individuals at participating employers with:
- A fully-equipped commuter bicycle
- Classes in safe riding and maintenance
- An online tracking tool to record trips
Who: Participants from Southeast Seattle businesses will ride their Green Bikes to work for 3 months.
How: Participants that reduce their drive-alone commutes by 50% earn their bike!
When: May 1- July 31, 2010
Want to promote bike commuting at your work site? Interested in participating in the Green Bike Project? Cascade Bicycle Club is now accepting applications from businesses south of I-90 and east of I-5 that want to see Green Bikes come to their workplace. Cycling is a fun, healthy, and cost-effective mode of transportation, and a great way for your organization to meet it’s commute trip reduction goals or reduce it’s carbon footprint.
To minimize traffic impacts, Sound Transit’s contractor rescheduled the sidewalk construction along Montlake Blvd. during the University of Washington’s spring break. During the week of March 22, 2010 there will be several construction activities along Montlake Blvd. adjacent to Husky Stadium that will affect the roadway and sidewalks.
March 23 – 25: Complete curb and sidewalk at the new Pacific St. driveway entrance to the Husky Stadium Parking lot.
· Sidewalk closure on the east side of Montlake Blvd adjacent to the UW Station construction area (Bicyclist/Pedestrians detour located on the west sidewalk on Montlake Blvd).
· Off-peak northbound lane closure on Montlake Blvd (This work will be done Tuesday, March 23, 2010 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to minimize traffic impacts)
*Construction schedules are subject to change. Notifications will be sent out for significant changes.
WHAT IS UNIVERSITY LINK?
University Link is the 3.15-mile extension of light rail from downtown Seattle to the University of Washington. U-Link includes twin-bore tunnels and two stations, one at Capitol Hill (Broadway and East John Street) and the other on the University of Washington campus at Husky Stadium. Local tax funding for U-Link was approved by voters and the project also received a $813 million Federal Transit Administration grant.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the University Link light rail project, please contact Wilbert Santos at (206) 370-5516 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our website at www.soundtransit.org/UWstation.