Transportation Talks & events

March 6th, 2024: Redmond Library Travel Talks: Transit Trekking

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When: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 6PM- 7:30PM

Where: Redmond Library (15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 98052)

What: Discover the joys and benefits of navigating to local trails using public transportation! Join Seattle-based freelance writer, editor, and transportation advocate Kimberly Huntress Inskeep as she shares insights, tips, and real-life experiences that will inspire and empower you to embrace the convenience of public transit.

Who: This event welcomes everyone who wants to learn more about taking trips using transit.

March 9th & 16th 2024: Biking 101: Learn How to Ride a Bike

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When: Saturday, March 9th, 2024 and Saturday, March 16th from 9:15am-12:15pm (you only need to sign up for one class)

Where: Redmond City Hall Campus Parking Garage

What: In Biking 101: Intro to Learning how to Ride a Bike, you will learn these skills in a small-group, supportive environment where you build your skills and confidence through on-bike practice. You will develop your skills and knowledge with one-on-one attention from me, riding in a covered, empty parking lot without cars or traffic. You’ll be amazed with what you can do! In this class you will learn:

  • how to balance on two wheels
  • pedal
  • steer
  • brake

Who: This event welcomes anyone who wants to learn how to ride a bike!

Together Center Only March 9th: Biking 101: Learn How to Ride a Bike

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When: Saturday, March 9th, 2024 from 12:45pm-3:45pm

Where: Redmond City Hall Campus Parking Garage

What: In Biking 101: Intro to Learning how to Ride a Bike, you will learn these skills in a small-group, supportive environment where you build your skills and confidence through on-bike practice. You will develop your skills and knowledge with one-on-one attention from me, riding in a covered, empty parking lot without cars or traffic. You’ll be amazed with what you can do! In this class you will learn:

  • how to balance on two wheels
  • pedal
  • steer
  • brake

Who: This event welcomes anyone who wants to learn how to ride a bike!

Together Center Only March 16th: Biking 201: Bike Handling Brush Up

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When: Saturday, March 16th, 2024 from 12:45pm-3:45pm

Where: Redmond City Hall Campus Parking Garage

What: Are you new to bicycling? Have you just learned to ride a bike? Has it been ages since you’ve been on a bike? Want to brush up on your bike skills before hitting the road?  Biking 201: Bike Handling Brush Up is for you! In this class you will learn:

  • power pedal start
  • accelerate quickly
  • maintain balance at low speeds
  • control your speed with front and rear brakes
  • shift gears & more!

Who: This event welcomes anyone who wants to improve their biking skills !

March 20th, 2024: How to Buy a Bike

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When: Wednesday March 20, 2024 from 12PM- 1:30PM

Where: Zoom Webinar

What: Thinking of buying a bike, but don’t know where to start? Cut through marketing clutter and bicycle jargon to get the essential information you need to buy the right bike for you! Learn about the different styles of bikes that are available and learn about the different kinds of bikes and features.

Who: This event welcomes everyone who wants to learn more about what to look for when buying a bike.

April 13th & 20th 2024: Biking 201: Bike Handling Brush Up

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When: Saturday, April 13, 2024 and Saturday, April 20th from 9:15am-12:15pm (you only need to sign up for one class)

Where: Redmond City Hall Campus Parking Garage

What:Are you new to bicycling? Have you just learned to ride a bike? Has it been ages since you’ve been on a bike? Want to brush up on your bike skills before hitting the road?  Biking 201: Bike Handling Brush Up is for you! In this class you will learn:

  • power pedal start
  • accelerate quickly
  • maintain balance at low speeds
  • control your speed with front and rear brakes
  • shift gears & more!

Who: This event welcomes anyone who wants to improve their biking skills !

Past Events

January 13th & 14th 2024: Help with our Station Access Maps for East Link light rail!

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When:  January 13th & 14th, 2024 from 12PM- 1:30PM

Where:  Light rail station of your choice

What: With the opening of the East Link Starter Line, we’re on a mission to ensure that light rail is easily accessible by walking, rolling, and transit. Move Redmond is currently designing station access maps for each of the light rail stations in Redmond and Bellevue. These maps will be essential tools, helping individuals find their way to the light rail without the need for a car.

We need help with ground truthing walking and biking routes!

Due to inclement weather, our volunteer event was cancelled and has shifted to a DIY volunteer project.

To participate:

  1. Go to a light rail station of your choice. We are looking for extra support in gathering data at the Bellevue Light Rail Stations.
  2. Review the questions on the Google Form so that you are aware of what to look for. Use the following Google Form link to submit your observations: Observation Form 
  3. Select a destination of where you want to go. This could be a school, small business, etc and walk or bike to the destination.
  4. Stop along the way to capture your observations & note them in the google form.
  5. When you arrive to your destination, choose a different route back to the light rail station so that you are able to collect data for two routes in one outing.

The deadline for submitting your data is February 2nd, giving you ample time to engage in this flexible approach. Thank you for your support

Who: Do you walk, roll, or use public transit in Bellevue & Redmond? Then this project is for you! We are looking for as many volunteers to help with ground truthing biking and walking routes to access light rail.

We highly encourage individuals with disabilities and for those whom English is not their first language to volunteer with us! There is a limited stipend opportunity for these individuals. Please reach out to maritzal@moveredmond.org for more information.

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October 19th, 2023: 2023 Annual Member Meeting : The Business Case for Commute Trip Reduction

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When: Thursday, October 19th, 2023 from 12PM- 1:30PM

Where: DigiPen Institute of Technology, Van Gogh Auditorium (9931 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, WA 98052)

What: Join Move Redmond for the 2023 Annual Members Meeting! We will gather in person at DigiPen Institute of Technology at the Van Gogh Auditorium. Engage in a lively panel discussion on the Business Case for Commute Trip Reduction and how CTR work transcends the daily commute. Kelli Refer, Move Redmond Executive Director, will be skillfully facilitating a productive and insightful panel discussion.

Panelists:

  • Charles Duba, Digipen
  • Pearl Leung, Amazon
  • Wayne Cook, 425 Fitness

Learn about Move Redmond’s successful advocacy for the East Link Starter Line that will open in 2024.

Lunch will be provided! Please RSVP by 10/17 

Who: This event welcomes Move Redmond Members, potential members, & community partners.

November 28th, 2023: 2023 Annual Fundraiser

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When: Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 from 5:30PM- 8PM

Where: Redmond Flatstick Pub (7530 164th Ave NE Suite A108, Redmond, WA 98052)

Price: Sliding scale $25 – $425

What: Join Move Redmond’s Annual Fundraiser to raise funds that will support our bike classes, translate essential materials, and help individuals become light rail ready. Your generous contribution will empower us to create opportunities, bridge language barriers, and increase access to public transportation!

Your ticket price includes food, one drink, and games! Come hang out with your favorite transportation nerds.

September 20th, 2023: Downtown RedmondWalk & Talk

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When: September 20th, 2023 from 5PM- 7PM

Where: Redmond Transit Center: 16160 NE 83rd St, Redmond, WA 98052

What: With East Link arriving to Downtown Redmond, its important to disscuss and learn what the East Link Bus Restructure can look like and how we can make light rail more accessbile by walking. biking, and taking transit. The City of Redmond’s Routes to Rail project was a huge success and we want to hear more from you on what pilot projects/opportunities you would like to see in Downtown Redmond to make light rail more accessible & pedestrian friendly.

September 30th, 2023: Peace Peloton Fresh Air Ride: Seattle to Eastside

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When: September 30th, 2023 from 12PM- 2:30PM

Where: Meet at NW African American Museum / Jimi Hendrix Park 

What: Join Peace Peloton Fresh Air Seattle to Eastside Ride! This is great place to connect with community who share similar interest as you! We will be meeting at NW African American Museum at 12PM! The 15 mile, on way, bike ride will begin at 12:30PM and end at Arleana’s Restaurant in Kirkland! Pre-Order your meal here! 

August 26, 2023 10AM - 3PM: Move Redmond 2023 Open Streets Festival

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When: August 26, 2023 from 10AM- 3PM

Where: 161st Ave NE & Cleveland Street

What: Move Redmond 2023 Open Streets Festival is a free community event, celebrating movement, transportation, and play is on Saturday, 8.26, from 10am to 3pm at the Downtown Redmond Park! It features the opening of 161st Street between Downtown Redmond Park and the Redmond Central Connector to people walking, biking, scooting, rolling, and playing and many free activities to celebrate!

June 13th, 2023: Ride Transit Month Outreach at the Redmond Transit Center

When: June 13th, 2023 from 7AM- 9PM

Where: Redmond Transit Center: 16160 NE 83rd St, Redmond, WA 98052

What: To celebrate Ride Transit Month, Move Redmond will be hosting an outreach table at the Redmond Transit Center on Tuesday, June 13th from 7:00am to 9:00am. Want a free $10 ORCA card? A tutorial on how to use a secure bike locker? Updates on the East Link light rail? Come say hello on your way to work and we’ll provide all of the above (and more)!

May 22, 2023 4:30PM- 7PM: Bike Ride & Happy Hour

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When: May 22, 2023 from 4:30PM – 7PM

Where: We will begin our Bike Ride at Move Redmond’s Office ( 8525 163rd Ct NE, Redmond, WA 98052 ) and end at Postdoc Brewing ( 17625 NE 65th St #100, Redmond, WA 98052 )

What: Celebrate Bike Month with the Move Redmond team by joining them for a fun bike ride to Postdoc Brewing. We will begin our bike ride at Move Redmond’s office and finish at Postdoc Brewing for Happy Hour. $1 will be donated to Move Redmond for drinks purchased during our happy hour! The bike ride will be fun, inclusive, mostly flat and trail!  

May 13, 2023 10:30AM - 1PM: Basic Bike Maintenance

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When: May 13, 2023 from 10:30AM – 1PM

Where: Redmond Library (15990 NE 85th Street, Redmond WA 98052)

What: In this hands-on class, learn how to fix a flat tire, and how to clean and lubricate your bike’s drivetrain. Mastering these two skills will keep your bike in top shape and keep you rolling when you get a flat.

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May 4, 2023 12PM - 1PM: Move Redmond Legislative Debrief

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When: May 4, 2023 from 12PM – 1PM

Where: Zoom Webinar 

What: Grab your lunch and tune into Move Redmond’s legislative session debrief with lobbyist Bryce Yaden. Learn about the bills that passed and how they will impact Redmond. Get the inside scoop on the Washington State Budget. We will focus on the intersection of housing, transportation and climate related bills and budget items. There will be time for questions and conversation.

April 25, 2023 12PM - 1PM: Connecting Redmond: The Latest Updates on East Link & Eastrail

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When: April 25, 2023 from 12PM – 1PM

Where: Zoom Webinar 

What: Exciting news! Join Move Redmond, Sound Transit, and Eastrail Partners for an online event on the latest updates on the East Link light rail line and the Eastrail trail network. Whether you’re a resident, commuter, or just interested in learning more, we welcome you to attend.

Our expert panel will provide valuable insights on the current status of the light rail system expansion, including recent delays and the possibility of an East Link Starter Line. We will also discuss the progress of construction and funding updates on the Eastrail trails, and other relevant topics.

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in transportation and trail networks in the Redmond area. Register now to secure your spot at this informative and engaging event!

April 19, 2023 12PM - 1PM: Vanpool 101 with Move Redmond & King County Metro

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When: April 19, 2023 from 12PM – 1PM

Where: Zoom Webinar 

What: Looking to save money, reduce stress, and simplify your commute? Join Move Redmond and King County Metro for an exciting webinar and Q&A on vanpooling! You’ll learn everything you need to know about finding a vanpool or starting your own, and discover a range of incentives and subsidy opportunities that can help you save even more. Plus, just for attending, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win two $50 gift cards!

 

With King County Metro temporarily reducing the minimum ridership to three, there’s never been a better time to join a vanpool and breeze by traffic in the carpool lane. Don’t miss this chance to connect with others who share your commute and help keep our air cleaner

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April 12, 2023 12PM - 1PM: Employee Transportation Coordinators: Creating Sustainable & Affordable Options

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When: April 12, 2023 from 12PM – 1PM

Where: Zoom Webinar 

What: As an Employee Transportation Coordinator (ETC), you play a crucial role in promoting sustainable and affordable transportation options for your company or organization. ETCs help commuters save on transportation costs, reduce traffic congestion, and contribute to mitigating climate change.

In this members-only training, you will learn about the responsibilities of an ETC, how to create a successful transportation program, and the key features of the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) law. We will also cover Transportation Management Programs (TMPs) and the tools and resources available to ETCs to support their work.

Join Move Redmond’s Membership & Development Manager, Michael Leach, and Redmond CTR Program Administrator, Kim Keeling, for this virtual training event and Q&A on Wednesday, April 12th from 12PM – 1PM.

March 25, 2023 10:30AM - 12:30PM: Driver's Ed for Bicyclists: Essentials of Bicycle Driving

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When: March, 25 2023 from 10:30AM – 12:30PM

Where: Redmond Library – 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 98052

What: In this class, you’ll learn the essentials of how to “drive your bicycle” on a variety of roads.  You’ll learn about our road and traffic system, the rules of the road, and how to ride in a way that gracefully communicates and cooperates with motorists so everyone gets where they’re going safely.  Using real-world examples, you’ll learn how to ride on roads with and without bike lanes, how to prevent the most common types of crashes, and how to get what you need from motorists with joy and ease.  Includes smart cycling strategies you can use right away and a take-home booklet so you can keep learning after class.

March 22, 2023 12PM- 1:30PM : Complete Streets Conversations: Designing Safer Streets

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When: March 22, 2023 from 12PM- 1:30PM

Where: Virtual webinar 

What: Redmond City Council passed Vision Zero last year, but pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries are on the rise. What can we do to change the path we are on? Our panel of Planners & engineers will explore how we can design safer streets. Learn about efforts to improve safety design guidelines at the Federal level. Learn how the statewide Department of Transportation Complete Streets Policy is being implemented across Washington. Finally, at the local level in Redmond learn about the Road Safety Plan and Level of Traffic Stress that will shape safer streets in Redmond.

Panelists:

  • Dongho Chang, State Traffic Engineer & Director of Transportation Operations Division for WSDOT
  • Celeste Gilman, Strategic Policy Administrator for WSDOT Active Transportation Division
  • Zachary Howard, Principal Multimodal Planner, Complete Streets (King & Snohomish)  at WSDOT
  • Vangie Garcia, Transportation Planning & Engineering Manager at City of Redmond

March 18, 2023 10:30AM - 12PM: How to Buy a Bike & Bicycling Petting Zoo

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When: March, 18 2023 from 10:30AM – 12PM

Where: Redmond Library – 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 98052

What: Are you looking to buy a bike, but don’t know where to start? In this class, we’ll cut through marketing clutter and bicycle jargon to give you the essential information you need to buy the right bike.  You’ll learn about the different styles of bikes that are available, what each style is for, and key features for the kinds of riding you want to do.  Includes a “bicycle petting zoo,” so you can see–and touch!–different kinds of bikes and bike features.  You’ll take away key information so you know what you’re shopping for and what questions to ask when you buy a bike.

March 11, 2023  9:30AM - 12:30PM: Biking 201: Bike Handling Brush Up

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When: March 11, 2023 from 9:30AM – 12:30PM

Where: 8711 160th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

What: Did you just learn how to ride a bike? Or it’s been ages since you’ve last ridden a bike and need to brush up on your skills? Biking 201: Bike Handling Brush Up is for you! This is a one 3-hour session on Saturday March 11, 2023, 9:30am – 12:30pm at the Redmond City Hall parking garage  This class will help you improve your bike handling skills & enable you to control your bike with confidence!  You’ll learn to power pedal start, accelerate quickly, maintain balance at low speeds, shift gears, signal turns & lane changes and more!

March 04, 2023 9:30AM - 12:30PM: Biking 101: Intro to Learning How to Ride a Bike

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When: March 04, 2023 from 9:30AM – 12:30PM

Where: 8711 160th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052

What: We understand that not everyone had the opportunity to learn to ride a bike growing up, but it is never too late to learn! This is a 3-hour session on Saturday, March 4th, 2023, 9:30am – 12:30pm at the Redmond City Hall parking garage. You will get an introduction on how to balance on two wheels, pedal, steer, & brake! You will learn these skills in a small-group, supportive environment where you build your skills and confidence through on-bike practice. You will develop your skills and knowledge with one-on-one attention from Brian, riding in a covered, empty parking lot without cars or traffic. You’ll be amazed with what you can do!

November 10, 4:30PM - 6PM:  Move Redmond 2022 Member Annual Meeting

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When: November 10, 2022 from 4:30PM – 6PM

Where: 8441 154th AVE NE, Suite 100, Redmond WA 98052

What: Please join Move Redmond for the 2022 Annual Members Meeting! For the first time in several years, we will gather in person at Westpark. Meet the new Executive Director, Kelli Refer and amazing team Maritza Lauriano and Michael Leach. Hear from Redmond Council President Jessica Forsythe on why your membership matters.  Members will get to see the first peak at the Updated Strategic Plan that will guide Move Redmond until 2025. Happy hour and networking will follow the short presentation

October 6th, 4:30-6 PM: Downtown Redmond Walk and Talk

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When: Thursday, October 6th from 4:30-6 PM

Where:
 Redmond Central Connector Park [Map]

What: 
Downtown Redmond is located in the heart of Redmond and is one of two designated regional growth centers. Downtown Redmond is home to over 6,000 residents and more than 10,000 jobs. This station is close to parks, housing, and retail and provides easy access to the Sammamish River walking and biking trail. This stop will connect thousands of commuters along the Eastside, with a train coming every 8 minutes. We will explore how it feels to access the new Downtown Redmond light rail station and what options will look like if you are walking, biking, or using public transit.

September 10th: Move Redmond Open Streets Festival

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Join Move Redmond as we celebrate movement, transportation and play on the streets of Downtown Redmond. This family friendly and free festival will have activities for people of all ages. Join the fun at 161st and Cleveland Street from 11-3 PM

August 27th: Fresh Air: Eastside Seattle Ride

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Fresh Air is a group bike ride that starts and ends at Black-owned or led businesses and institutions, builds community, spreads knowledge, and supports local economies. Join Peace Peloton on this ride on the Eastside!

June 15th - 11 am - 12 pm: Transit Talk: Beyond the 9-to-5 Commute

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Washington’s Commute Trip Reduction program requires certain large employers in high congestion areas to provide benefits such as transit passes in order to reduce employee car trips. In the last two years, however, commuting has changed significantly.

How should Washington’s Commute Trip Reduction program build on their good work for post-pandemic commuting? How can we support commuters not currently covered by the program, and make sure riders who do currently benefit continue to ride transit?

Join Transportation Choices Coalition and Commute Seattle for Transit Talk: Beyond the 9-to-5 Commute, a special conversation during Ride Transit Month taking place on Wednesday, June 15, from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. This event is free but registration is required. Register using the form below.

May 20th: Bike Everywhere Celebration

We set up a celebration station near the 520 Trail to celebrate our friends who travel by bike!

May 13th: Bike Policy Ride, Exploring Overlake

Celebrate Bike Month on this 3-mile ride to explore bike infrastructure in Overlake. This ride will highlight planned bike improvements in the neighborhood and the gaps in safe infrastructure connecting Redmond to Bellevue. We will debrief at Mayuri after the ride.

Our goal is to make this ride as accessible to newer riders as possible; however, we will be riding on streets with mixed traffic, and may not be appropriate for small children riding by themselves.

May 17th: Testify at Redmond City Council

Redmond Needs a protected bike network to help people bike for transportation. Let’s build on the wonderful trail network in Redmond and build protected bike lanes so people can get to the places they need to go. Bring your stories of biking in Redmond, or wanting to bike in Redmond and share them with the City Council during the public comment period.

May 3rd: Bike Month Happy Hour

Celebrate Bike Month with Move Redmond! Ride on over to Postdoc Brewing to grab a drink and chat with other people who love to bike. We will share our big plans for a protected bike lane network in Redmond and give you the inside scoop on how to get involved!

March 30th - 12 pm-1:30 pm: Complete Streets Series: Talkin' about Walkin'

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What will it take to make Redmond and other suburbs places where people of any age or ability can walk and roll to work, home, or school? A majority of Americans live in the suburbs. What are communities across the country doing now to make places that were designed for cars prioritize people, and how do federal policies play a role?

Join us as we “walk through” with Angie Schmitt, planner and author of ‘Right Of Way,’ Rachel Brown, a Graduate Research Assistant at the Washington State Transportation Center, and Micah Lusignan, a local advocate with Disability Rights of Washington, on the current state of walking and rolling in America what that means for Puget Sound and suburban communities across the country.

Panelists:
-Angie Schmitt, Author, and Planner
-Rachel Brown, Graduate Research Assistant, Washington State Transportation Center
-Micah Lusignan, Disability Rights Washington

December 6th, 6 PM- 8 PM: Buses, Bikes, and Brews: Move Redmond's Year-End Celebration and Fundraiser!

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Where: Post Doc Brewing (17625 NE 65th St #100, Redmond, WA 98052) [Map]

What: 
This year Move Redmond embraced advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels, pushing for more funding for transit, walking, and biking. We have heard from people who live and work in Redmond that it is imperative that we invest our transportation dollars into the kinds of projects that will improve mobility for all people, meet our climate goals, and make our streets safer. Join us for a year-end celebration and fundraiser, learn what is on the horizon for 2022, and how you can get involved! This is a FREE event, and drink proceeds will support Move Redmond’s advocacy, programs, and events.

November 20th 11AM- 1 PM: Marymoor Village Walk and Talk

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Where: East Lake Sammamish Trailhead

Join MAPS and Move Redmond for our second Walk and Talk and the future Marymoor Village Light Rail Station!  The Marymoor Village Light Rail stop is set to open in 2024. This stop will connect thousands of commuters along the Eastside, with a train coming every 8 minutes. We will explore how it feels to access the new light rail station and the surrounding neighborhood by walking or rolling. By centering the experience of people we will create recommendations for safer streets and better access to transit. This is an in-person event!

September 12 10AM- 2 PM: Let's Move Redmond

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Where: 161st Street between Downtown Redmond Park and the Redmond Central Connector

Let’s Move Redmond is an Open Street Festival that promotes healthy, active transportation by transforming 161st Street into a place where people can bike, walk, scoot, roll and play. Let’s Move Redmond is an event that celebrates local businesses, community organizations and fosters civic pride in our streets.

There will be a pop-up protected bike lane, kid’s bike rodeo, community organizations, opportunities to play, learn, and connect with community.

June 23rd - 5 pm: Overlake Village Walk and Talk

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Where: In front of the new Overlake Village Light Rail Station [Map]

What: The Overlake Village Light Rail stop is set to open in 2023. This stop will connect thousands of commuters along the Eastside, with a train coming every 8 minutes. We will explore how it feels to access the new light rail station and the surrounding neighborhood by walking or rolling. By centering the experience of people we will create recommendations for safer streets and better access to transit. This is an in-person event!

June 10th - 5 - 6:30 pm: Redmond Bike Network Campaign Kick Off

Where: Downtown Park in Redmond [Map]

What:
An in person event to create a community vision for Redmond’s Bike Network, connecting trails to neighborhood destinations. Hear from City Councilmember Jessica Forsythe. Learn about planned biking projects in Redmond and create a community vision for a safe, all ages and abilities bike network.
Who should join: If you already love to bike, or are interested in biking or even just curious, this event is for you! This event is family friendly and will have a coloring activity for kids.

May 26th - 11:30am: Complete Streets Speaker Series: Making Bicycling Accessible for All

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What will it take to make Redmond a place where people of any age or ability can safely bike for transportation? How are we using bikes as a tool to connect our communities? Our panel of biking experts will explore ways to use biking to overcome barriers to bicycling for everyday use, including discussing race, body size, and infrastructure. This event will leave you feeling inspired and excited to get involved in creating a Redmond Bike Network Campaign.

-Marley Blonsky, Fat Bike Adventurer, and Advocate
-Reginald “Doc” Wilson, Founder of Peace Peloton
-Ed Ewing, Executive Director of Bike Works, Founder of the Major Taylor Project
-Katherine Hollis, Executive Director of Eastrail Partners

April 28th - 11:30am: Annual Meeting

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Join GRTMA & King County Council Chair Claudia Balducci to learn more about transportation priorities for the County, what we have accomplished together this past year, and how you can get involved.

April 14th - 11:30am: Eastside Transportation Through Time

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As our community plans for the future, join us to look back on the history of transportation on the Eastside. Indigenous land use, the Industrial Revolution, housing/development trends, civil rights, and the persistence of structural racism have all been part of the historical context that has shaped our transportation infrastructure. We will explore the “intersectionality” of transportation and what that means for walking, biking, and use of public transit.

Panelists:

– Knute Berger, Editor, Journalist, and Writer at Crosscut

– Warren KingGeorge, Oral Historian for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

– Lorraine McConaghy, Historian for the Museum of History and Industry

September 1st - 30th: Tour de Redmond 2020

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It’s an early summer tradition in Redmond that will likely be a late summer tradition. The Tour de Redmond is a community challenge that encourages people who live and work in Redmond to ride their bike.

July 24: Puget Sound TMA's COVID-19 Commute Program Strategy Discussion - Transit & Parking

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Move Redmond, Commute Seattle, TransManage and Downtown on the Go are hosting a COVID-19 Commute Strategy discussion for large office-based employers on Friday, July 24 11am-12pm. Interesting in attending? Reach out to learn more.

July 20th: Webinar on Building a Successful Teleworking Program

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Move Redmond and TransManage is hosting a free telework webinar on Monday July 20th at 2:00pm.  At this webinar, we will explore best practices for teleworkers, give lessons learned from a major employer, and review survey results from the greater business community.  Speakers include King County Metro’s Worksmart representative and an Eastside employer.

June: F5 Networks Bike Everywhere Month 2020Cascade Bikes

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Welcome to the hub for the F5 Networks Bike Everywhere Month presented by Washington Bikes a Cascade affiliate! F5 Networks Bike Everywhere Month is the time to support, encourage, and celebrate all things bicycling. Join us in proving that no one celebrates pedal power like Washington.

June: I ❤ TRANSIT Virtual Fest 2020Transportation Choices

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TCC has shifted their usual Ride Transit Month to the I ❤ Transit Virtual Fest. This virtual fest will be held throughout June and beyond and will include a series of events designed to highlight why we love transit and how we can support each other through difficult times.

Sound Transit Briefing on Downtown Redmond's Light Rail June 23rd

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In 2024, Sound Transit’s light rail will extend to Downtown Redmond. With trains running every 6 minutes from 5am-11pm, the project will cut commute times to Redmond in half. Join GRTMA Members for a briefing from the Sound Transit team about the design of the two stations in Downtown Redmond and share your comments on the designs. 

June 3rd : Redmond's Biking Boom

Bikes are serving a vital role in Redmond right now, whether they are helping essential workers get to jobs or helping people avoid cabin fever, make essential trips or get exercise.

We’ll share more about how Redmond is seeing record numbers of people on bikes, big changes that are coming to our streets and trails, and how you can get involved.

MAY 29th: Puget Sound TMA's COVID-19 Commute Program Strategy Discussion

GRTMA, Commute Seattle, TransManage, and Downtown on the Go hosted a COVID-19 Commute Strategy discussion. This round table conversation convened leaders from employers across the Puget Sound who are shaping their commute programs near term response to the crisis.

MAY: National Bike MonthThe League of American Bicyclists

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When more people ride bikes, life is better for everyone. It’s one of the League’s guiding principles, one we seek to achieve through our advocacy, our programs, and our campaigns. It’s why we’re responding to the current crisis with resources for advocates and local businesses while also forging ahead on our core work around federal advocacy and building a more Bicycle Friendly America for everyone.

It’s why this May, the League is still celebrating National Bike Month, because bicycling is more essential to our lives than ever—and because we could all use some bike joy to look forward to. We hope that the hundreds of thousands of you who participate in Bike Month events in typical years continue to do so through virtual, solo, or safely distanced events in May 2020, and beyond. 

Thanks to everyone who attended our annual meeting with Mayor Birney. Over 60 of your joined in to hear about our response to COVID-19 and how we’ve adapted our advocacy for this year, Fow those who could not make it, check out a recording of the meeting here.

March 23rd:Virtual Bus Network Ribbon Cutting

GRTMA and Redmond City Council member Jessica Forsythe cut a ribbon on Redmond’s new bus routes. Starting March 23, 2020 King County Metro and Sound Transit will operate 3 new routes in Redmond and extend other routes. These changes put over 10,000 more Redmond residents within a short walk a bus arriving every 15 minutes all day long.

February 4th: Briefing of the Sammamish River Trail Closure

Last week GRTMA hosted a small get together to discuss the potential closures and pedestrian detours that will take place in Redmond during the sewer replacement project underneath the Sammamish River Trail. Here’s what we heard:

  • 3 years of construction on the sewer underneath the trail between 85th Street and Marymoor Park will start early 2021.
  • King County estimates that large segments of the trail will be closed for over a year.
  • GRTMA is advocating for the on-street detours to be as comfortable and safe as the trail is today, include adding physical barriers from cars on the routes.

2019  December 6th: Redmond Community Connections

King County Metro is designing a new transit service to make it easier for employees to reach and get around Southeast Redmond, Education Hill, and Downtown Redmond. GRTMA organized a coffee talk for our members in the neighborhoods with the project lead at King County Metro, Corey Holder. Learn more about the concepts here.