We advocate for streets, trails, and transit that make Redmond more accessible and inclusive. To achieve that, we work with Redmond City Council and Mayor, the King County Council, and the State Legislature to enact smart policy and fund streets that make it easy and affordable to get around Redmond.


Cutting the Ribbon on Redmond's First Streatery

Last Friday, we celebrated Redmond’s Bar and Grill’s Streatery with Mayor Birney and One Redmond. Puget Sound Business Journal covered the event here.  Streateries are a great way to reimagine our streets to help businesses that make Redmond unique!

We hope it’s the first of many. Interested in starting your own? Find the City’s free permits here.

Streeteries are coming to Redmond

As of 10:56 pm last Tuesday, streeteries can open in Redmond. At this week’s council hearing, the Redmond City Council members voted unanimously to allow parking spaces & private parking lots can become outdoor seating or retail!

Safe Streets means Black Lives Matter

At a time when essential workers are facing longer commutes on less frequent transit service, images of King County Metro buses being used to transport police to peaceful protests resonated with Redmond’s transit riders. We signed onto a letter organized by the Seattle Transit Riders Union and King County Council member Girmay calling for Metro to change its policy about transporting police.

The next day, the head of King County Metro announced that buses will no longer transport police to protests and demonstrations.

Amalgamated Transit Union Solidarity Letter

Bus operators at East Base and Bellevue base have continued to keep Redmond moving during COVID-19, even after the passing of their colleague Samina Hameed. This week, we’ve signed onto a solidarity letter with the Amalgamated Transit Union and a coalition of advocates calling to provide personal protective equipment for all of our bus operators.

Bike Month proclamation & Open Streets Request

Recognizing May as Bike Month celebrates the importance of bikes to staying healthy and socially distanced, along with the City’s investments in safe bike routes. We’re excited that the Mayor and Council are celebrating biking’s role in making Redmond a more accessible and inclusive community. We encouraged them to open streets to give people more room to walk and bike.

Federal Emergency funding for Puget Sound transit agencies

Our advocacy to Congress member DelBene helped net $500 million for Seattle area transit agencies. Healthcare workers at two of our members, EvergreenHealth and Swedish depend on bus service to keep our hospitals and emergency rooms going. We signed onto Transportation for America’s letter urging emergency funding for transit agencies.

Lobbied Olympia legislators in response to the passage of I-976

In January, our staff went to Olympia to meed with Redmond’s legislators. Millions of dollars a year that fund Eastside light rail, bus service, bike paths, and vanpools were at stake if the legislators follow through and enact the cuts in I-976.

Countywide measure for Bus Service

Redmond bus riders are hungry for more bus service. GRTMA testified to the King County Council in February with a coalition of advocates to put a countywide transit ballot measure before voters in 2020.

Letter calling for Redmond North South streets to be safer for those walking and biking

We called for safe, stress free walking and biking paths along and across Willows Road and Avondale Road. Willows Road urgently needs safe pedestrian walkways along its length in both directions. It also needs near term protected bike lanes. Avondale needs protected bike lanes along its length.

Requested Sound Transit's Downtown Redmond light rail station be 100% accessible

Riders using wheelchairs & strollers should never have to detour due to a broken escalator or elevator. Now is the chance to make our stations 100% accessible. GRTMA sent a letter to Sound Transit asking for an accessible ramp to the platform of the future Downtown Redmond Station


Called for Redmond's Parking policy in Downtown Redmond to prioritize businesses and their customers

Our members want parking policy that prioritizes customers and makes it easier for employees to reliably reach their businesses, whether they get there by car, bike, or by foot. To achieve those outcomes, GRTMA urged the City of Redmond to end permits for on-street parking, add commercial loading zones and accessible parking, eliminate parking minimums, and reinvest parking revenues in programs to encourage biking, walking and transit.