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The 26 best things to do in Seattle

The city’s most iconic buildings, parks, public art, and more for you to visit right now.

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9 beginner bike rides in Seattle

Whether you’re new to biking, new to city biking, or just looking for a stress-free ride, here are some options from 1 to 6 miles.

Voters poised to approve six-year parks and open space funding in King County

Early ballot returns show a landslide of approval

Cycling while femme in Seattle

There’s a longstanding (and growing!) collection of resources within Seattle to help womxn find bikes, rides, and community.

Our guide to Seattle’s bike shares

Which bikes (and companies) are in town—and how are they different?

Take a first look at Sound Transit’s new light rail trains

Brand-new vehicles, going into service next year, have more leg room and additional bike hooks.

Try out adaptive cycles for free all summer long

There will be opportunities at Magnuson Park, at Seward Park, and in White Center

Proposed changes to Seattle bike plan add to mounting frustration from cyclists

A proposed watering-down of the city’s Bike Master Plan comes after slow progress on bike lanes—and a controversial change to a project

35th Avenue NE improvements won’t include protected bike lanes

SDOT made a long-awaited call on a controversial project

Car-free days for Lake Washington Boulevard bike rides are returning this summer

Bicycle Sundays are a time-honored Seattle tradition

Jump expands Seattle bike-share service area to city limits, changes price structure

After months of permit process, a second bike-share outfit is rolling out.

Former DC transportation planner confirmed as new SDOT director

Sam Zimbabwe has been basically on the job for a while now

New parks levy proposal aims to repair, add, and complete area trails

A proposal to renew the King County Parks levy includes both basic maintenance and bigger projects

Bike commutes appear to spike after viaduct closure

At least three common commuter routes had their highest January days ever

Jump expands Seattle bike-share service area

After months of permit process, a second bike-share outfit is rolling out.

Seattle mayor picks DC transportation planner to lead SDOT

The nomination still needs City Council approval

Jump bikes are launching in Seattle on Monday

After months of permit process, a second bike-share outfit is rolling out.

New coalition pushes for deeper investment in Seattle’s transit

It’s called Move All Seattle Sustainably, or MASS

Lime scooters (and e-bikes) roll into Tacoma

Scooters are still not allowed in Seattle

UW experiments with bike valet at light rail station

Drop a bike off in the morning, pick it up that afternoon

The Sodo Track is an art gallery built for transit riders

This series of murals was designed to be viewed from a bus, train, or bike.

Lime, Uber, and Lyft all vying for Seattle bike-share permits

With applications closed, there are three potential bike-share providers—including two we’ve seen before (kind of)

Third Avenue expands bus- and bike-only hours starting now

Private cars are banned from the street for most hours of the day

Spin bike share announces departure from Seattle

Like Ofo, Spin noted high permit costs as a reason for leaving

Under new bike-share permit rules, Lime wants to stick around—but Ofo’s out

Jump and Spin are still mulling it over

Seattle will implement long-term rules for private bike shares

With the City Council’s rubber stamp on the fee schedule, a permanent program is all set to go

Seattle City Council sets timeline for connected downtown bike lanes by 2020

A resolution attempts to hold SDOT to a timeline for a delayed bike network

Seattle City Council looks toward connected downtown bike lanes by 2020

Mike O’Brien wants to hold SDOT to a timeline for a delayed bike network

E-bikes will be allowed on some Seattle trails

A Seattle Parks pilot program starts August 1

Seattle weekend traffic: I-5 closure and many fests

What’s blocking up traffic this weekend—and how to ride transit to it (or around it)

Seattle plans long-term rules for private bike shares

After evaluating a pilot program, the city is adjusting its expectations for bike-share operators

Expedia campus construction will renovate—and reroute—part of the Elliott Bay Trail

While the new campus ultimately means trail improvements, it also means a detour for cyclists during construction.

Seattle Parks board to vote on e-bike trail use

A pilot program would allow some kinds of electric-assist bikes on five local trails

Seattle weekend traffic and transit: SR 99 closure, Spokane Street Bridge, and Pride

What’s blocking up traffic this weekend—and how to ride transit to it (or around it)

How did Seattle’s bike-share pilot go?

Dockless bike-share saw diverse ridership in 2017—with some exceptions—and very few accidents

Open thread: What does your dream bike network look like?

What does your dream Seattle bike network look like? How do meaningful bike connections reach your neighborhood?

Washington State laws governing electric bicycles are changing

Starting this summer, many e-bikes will be allowed to ride on the sidewalk

Leaving a shared bike on the ferry will trigger a Coast Guard search and rescue

The United States Coast Guard and Washington State Ferries would like you to stop leaving bikes on the boat.

Bellevue’s dockless bike-share pilot will only allow e-bikes

Bellevue has its own set of rules—and they’re different from those in Seattle