Carless in Seattle
One of the best things about staying in a vacation rental home in the heart of Seattle is how easy it is to get around without a car. No cars gives you a chance to really see the ins and outs of the city without getting stuck in rush hour traffic. Here is a helpful list in finding carless ways to travel around Seattle.Bus - Commuting via bus has become the top way to travel in Seattle, especially while traveling to and from downtown. Just remember that the six lines of RapidRide buses are more like a subway; you have to pay before boarding and if you miss your stop, it will be nothing but a time-consuming mistake.Light Rail –Seattle’s Link isn’t just for the airport anymore. This traveling method became available in 2009 and while it has limited transportation at the moment, service will be expanding to Capitol Hill and UW in 2016.Streetcar – Much like a trolley, a streetcar provides a unique transportation experience. Hop on and go! A streetcar allows you to see Seattle streets and shops in all their glory. Bike Share – Pronto Cycle Share provides a unique an affordable way to get around town. Cycle sharing lets you experience beautiful sceneries, less traffic, and ensures a great workout. Pronto features up to 500 bikes that are located throughout 50 stations in Seattle. Available for use 24/7, 365 days a year, this cycle sharing ensures that when you need a ride, day or not, they are there to help. Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, station map, and helmets for you convenience. A docking system releases the bikes using a member key or ride code. You must be 16 years or older to ride and if you are under 18, parent or guardian consent is required.Car Share – Even though you may prefer to go carless, sometimes you simply need a car. Luckily there’s always a way to grab wheels when you need them most. Zipcars have assigned spots throughout the city and can be rented by the hour. Car2Go offers tiny, by-the-minute Smart cars to rent. These small cars occupy to up 710 of the city’s parking spots at once. The last option for going carless in Seattle would be good ol’ fashioned walking. When the weather wants to behave, Seattle offers beautiful scenery and local shops that can be only viewed by simply walking. Many places can be walked to in a timely manner and who knows, you may find your new favorite coffee shop or restaurant just around the next corner.
Posted by Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals on 9/7/2015 9:00:00 PM 6 Comments