The Interstate 5 construction project that begins today in Seattle is projected to create major traffic hassles all the way into Tacoma as 130,000 vehicles per day are re-routed from I-5 onto surface streets. For those who try to avoid or bypass the mess and give bike commuting a try, here are Seattle area bike commute resources:
Bicycle Alliance of Washington Bike Buddy program pairs the new bike commuter with an experienced and trained volunteer who will help you with route selection, safe riding in traffic, bike commute gear, taking your bike on the bus and other helpful tips and tricks.
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The best place to find information on beating the I-5 backup in Seattle is the Cascade Bicycle Club. They're setting up "bike bus" schedules (there's a morning bus from West Seattle to downtown)and listed commonly used bike commuting routes around the construction zone.