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Photo Credit: Joshua Trujillo / seattlepi.com

Photo Credit: Joshua Trujillo / seattlepi.com

The festive Blue Angels show is upon us. So to ensure to a worry-free Seafair weekend, make sure to plan ahead for the annual I-90 closures across Lake Washington. WSDOT will close all lanes of I-90 between I-5 and Island Crest Way for the following times between Thursday, July 30 and Sunday, August 2:

 

 

 

 

Date                                         I-90 Bridge Closures

Thursday, July 30                       9:45am-12pm &1:15 pm-2:30pm

Friday, July 31                           12:45pm-2:40pm

Saturday, August 1                    12:45pm-2:40pm           

Sunday, August 2                      12:45pm-2:40pm

 

The Island Crest Way and East Mercer Way exits will remain open however drivers, bus riders and bicyclists should be expectant of heavy congestion during and around the closure times.


If you still plan to cross Lake Washington via I-90, plan to get to the bridge an hour ahead of the closure time. As an alternative, The SR 520 bridge will be open to traffic during closures.

For additional information, please visit the WSDOT site: http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2009/07/28_SeaFairBlueAngels.htm

 

 

Friday, July 31st, 2009 9:28 AM | by admin | Add a Comment

rei-iphone-app2With the recent launch of the iPhone 3GS, applications to simplify your commute and transportation needs continue to pop up! Here’s a few of our favorites by mode or category, and be sure to let us know of other apps to add to the list!

  • Walk: StepTrakLite accurately counts your steps like a pedometer, measures the duration and intensity of exercise, and integrates with MapMyWalk.com to record and map your routes.
  • Bike: REI’s Bike Your Drive app instantly tracks your mileage, savings, CO2 offsets and more.
  • Bus: Don’t like waiting for the bus anymore that you have to? The app from OneBusAway.org provides arrival info for every bus stop, not just timepoints.
  • Rideshare: Carticipate is one of the few rideshare apps on a location aware mobile platform. Coordinate driving plans with friends, family, or co-workers, or rideshare by indicating where you are going and when. The app matches you to others going your way.
  • Carshare: The Zipcar app will be available as a free download later this summer. Give Zipcar your email address to keep in the loop of the launch date. You can also watch a video simulation.
  • Ferry: WSF Puget Sound Ferry Schedule is a must for anyone who regularly utilizes our state ferry system. Includes ferry timetables, up-to-the-minute alerts, key points of interest, and is always current!
  • Carbon Emissions: Carbon TrackerTM easily allows you to calculate your carbon footprint from your commuting, vacation, and business trips. Simply use GPS feature while traveling to determine the length of your journey. Also set monthly max emission goals and monitor progress against your personal CO2 reduction targets.
  • Traffic: The iPhone-Traffic app allows you to easily keep track of traffic conditions in the region with 21 traffic maps and 406 traffic cameras linked from WSDOT.
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 6:09 PM | by admin | Comments (3)

Bellevue employees − Fill out a Commuter Connection commute inquiry form to receive a customized list of transportation options that fit your work schedule and commute route! Choose to receive a transit plan, bike route, carpool and vanpool options, or all four!

 

So what’s this about free money? Anyone who submits a commute inquiry form will be entered into a $25 gift card monthly drawing, it’s that simple. No commitment required!

 

Here’s how:

  • Visit the Commuter Connection store, located in the Rider Services Building at the Bellevue, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through September, to fill out and submit your commute inquiry form.
  • Download your commute inquiry form and choose to mail or email the completed form.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 10:50 AM | by admin | Add a Comment

icon_facebookWant to stay connected to Bellevue transportation information through your social networking account? Become a fan of ChooseYourWayBellevue.org on Facebook! Choose Your Way Bellevue’s news & updates are streamed through an RSS feed and are updated on the Facebook fan page whenever a new post is made. Could we make it any simpler to stay in the know?

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 5:08 PM | by admin | Add a Comment

Live at LunchJoin TransManage every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday beginning July 7 at the Bellevue Downtown Association’s summer concert series, Live at Lunch. Bring your lunch and stop by the TransManage table to learn how to have a stress-free summer commute. For a list of what TransManage will be featuring each week, visit our events calendar!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 3:16 PM | by admin | Add a Comment

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