Transportation Talks & events

Upcoming

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.

Past Events

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.