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Issue: 5 
May 2013
Spotlight: May is Bike Month
May is National Bike Month, so join the celebration by hopping on your bike to commute, run errands or enjoy a ride. There are many fun activities you can participate in; even if you've never ridden a bike, you're a little rusty, or if you already ride every day. Event highlights include the Commute Challenge, Commute Seattle's Bikes and Bagels on May 10 and Bike to Work Day on May 17. The kids can join in for Bike To School Day on May 8! Check out Cascade Bicycle Club's Bike Month calendar of events for more ways to join in on the fun!  
Options to Get Around

The West Seattle Water Taxi is back on its spring/summer/fall schedule which means daily operation, as well as the return of midday runs. Sail to West Seattle from downtown to check out fun local events like their farmers market or Alki Summer Streets. You can easily bring your bicycle on board, connect with one of the two free Metro DART shuttles, or hop on a metro bus to get to your destination. 

Tools to Help You Walk, Bike and Ride

Car2Go recently expanded service to West and South Seattle and  added 100 more cars to their fleet.You can now go as far south as Southwest Morgan Street and the High Point area of West Seattle, continuing along South Michigan and Orcas Streets in Southeast Seattle. Learn more about how to use Car2Go at their FAQ page. 

Inspiration to Walk, Bike and Ride

Join the Every Body Walk! Campaign aimed at getting Americans up and moving. Watch motivational videos about groups, individuals and organizations that will inspire you to take the next step. The online campaign contains news and resources on walking, health information, walking maps, how to find walking groups, a personal pledge form to start walking, as well as a place to share stories about individual experiences. 


Become a Feet First Walking Ambassador. Feet First is looking for trained individuals to assist with the development of themed walks that inspire and motivate people to explore Seattle by foot. These walks allow community members to connect with each other and their surroundings while encouraging healthy habits and safety. Sign up to attend the next Ambassador training on May 20 at 6:30 p.m.


SDOT has just launched a campaign, Ride the 7, to celebrate improvements being made to the Rainier Avenue and S Jackson Street transit corridor serving Metro Route 7. Watch this fun video to learn more about the improvements. The Ride the 7 campaign is hosting several promotional events in Southeast Seattle to highlight the Real Time Arrival Signs coming to the corridor and other transit improvements making riding transit an easier and more reliable transportation choice: 

Columbia City Farmers Market     

Wednesday, May 22, 3 - 7pm
Wednesday, June 5, 3 - 7pm

Saar's Marketplace

Saturday, June 15, 11 - 3pm
Saturday, June 22, 11 - 3pm


The Walk Bike Ride Challenge will be teaming up at these events where you will get an ORCA card if you pledge to ride the 7, a prize if you sign up for the Walk Bike Ride Challenge, maps and other useful travel information. We look forward to seeing you at one of these upcoming events. 


Check out the Seattle Public Library's 2013 Sound Cycling Series. Seattle libraries' are hosting free bicycling classes throughout the month of May at a library location near you. Connect with friends and neighbors at these fun events to learn about how cycling in Seattle can be fun and easy!


It's time again to Celebrate Summer Streets! Come stroll, dance, bike, shop, and play games with your neighbors while SDOT transforms a city street into a public plaza. There are two upcoming Summer Street events not to be missed in May: 

Alki-Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ballard-Friday, May 31 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

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