West Seattle and Duwamish Valley Travel Options

Updated: January 21, 2021

We received nearlly 17,000 responses from the Reconnect West Seattle Survey. As we plan and implement the infrastructure projects you helped identify and rank, we are also working on programs that will help you move around your neighborhood and across the Duwamish. 

The West Seattle Duwamish Valley Travel Options  portal is a growing hub where we are collecting and sharing information on different was to travel to, from, and throughout the West Seattle peninsula. Walking, rolling, biking, scooting, riding transit or a rideshare, or flipping the trip to stay local or drive during off-peak hours - are all ways people are getting around and helping minimize impacts to communities located along major detour routes. While the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge remains closed, everyone needs to do their part to reduce their travel impacts. We're here to help connect you with the resources and information you need to do so!

We will continue to add resources and information to this portal throughout the closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. To help make this portal as useful as possible, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know what information and resources will help you use these travel options and connect you to the community and services you need. You can share your ideas with Stefan Winkler, West Seattle Program Manager, Stefan.winkler@seattle.gov.  

What's Happening Now?

Free Scooter Rides for Essential Workers

Scooter share is a great way to get across the Low Bridge (Spokane St Bridge), and can support your 1st mile/last mile connection to transit. In support of the life-saving work of front line responders during COVID-19, as well as the critical work being done by all essential workers in Seattle, the following companies are providing free access to scooter share:

  • LINK scooters is providing free e-scooter rides to those working in healthcare, education, public transit, custodial services, or food services across the city. Get started by filling out this enrollment form, or send an email for support.
  • Lime is providing free 30-minute rides for public-health personnel and law enforcement officers. Get started by filling out this enrollment form.

Sign up for two months of free vanpooling

If you're looking to shorten your commute via access to the low bridge, save money, share the responsibility of driving, and more, a vanpool group is an efficient and sustainable way to do so. Metro is offering people commuting to and from West Seattle the opportunity to get the first two months of vanpooling for free from January 4 to March 31, 2021 if you start a new Metro Vanpool with two or more commuters! Commuters can be neighbors, co-workers or other people who live and work near you. See this SDOT blog post from January 4 for more details.