Archive for June, 2009

Crews are now expected to complete the July I-90 bridge repair project more than a week ahead of schedule. WSDOT’s goal is to open the Westbound I-90 floating bridge lanes by July 20, but commuters should still plan ahead for congestion. Need ideas on how to avoid the backup? Choose Your Way Bellevue has laid out a number of ways to help you change your travel habits:

  • Alter your work schedule – Talk to your employer about coming to work earlier (WSDOT suggests 6 a.m. or earlier) or choose to telework for a portion of the construction period (July 5 – 20).
  • Take a vacation – You know you deserve it!
  • Group up with neighbors or co-workers in a carpool or vanpool – WSDOT is offering a $20 MasterCard Gift Card to those who sign up to at RideshareOnline.com and create a commuter profile. Current RideshareOnline members who log-on and pull up a new match list will also receive the reward.
  • Try riding your bike across the bridge – July is the best month in our region to try a new outdoor commute. Get exercise and wiz by cars stuck in congestion on the bridge. Construction crews have built temporary bridges across the Westbound I-90 floating bridge to keep bikers cycling.

Visit WSDOT’S I-90 Homer Hadley Bridge Repair site for more information on the project. See estimated travel times, employer toolkits, commute option ideas and much more!

 

Watch a short YouTube video about the project here:

Choose Your Way Bellevue invites you to tell us about your experience with the May I-90 HOV lane closure. Post your comments to the blog to share with us and other commuters!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 3:26 PM | by admin | Add a Comment

Today marks the official launch of Chooseyourwaybellevue.org 2.0! The refreshed site hosts a collection of new interactive features to enhance the user experience as well as raise the site’s awareness as Bellevue’s one-stop transportation online resource. Among the list of new upgrades is the Choose Your Way Bellevue Blog (what you are reading now) which will contain posts about anything and everything to do with transportation in and around Bellevue. Be sure to check back to the blog regularly to stay in the know about Bellevue travel options, programs and incentives. Comment on blog posts, pose a transportation question to other readers, or challenge our Choose Your Way Bellevue commute specialists to plan your most cost and time efficient commute!

 

As the inaugural Choose Your Way Bellevue blog post, we thought we’d take some time to highlight some of the other new features on Chooseyourwaybellevue.org:

 

§         Track your bus route

§         Learn about incentives & rewards for not driving alone

§         Submit transportation tips to fellow Bellevue residents, commuters & employers

§         Subscribe to the Choose Your Way Bellevue news & updates rss feed

§         Calculate your commute cost & carbon emissions

§         Sign up to receive our Commuter Connection newsletter

§         View the calendar and plan to attend upcoming workshops and events


Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 3:00 PM | by admin | Add a Comment

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