The Emerald’s premiere location at Second and Stewart places you in the center of downtown Seattle with dozens of public transportation options, from light rail to buses and electric bikes, it’s an ideal place to live surrounded by the city’s best culinary and cultural destinations. Off to dinner or a yoga class? Scooters are a super convenient way to hop on and roll there. And, it’s easy to find your next scooting adventure around the neighborhood with Seattle’s Scooter Share program featuring four different scooter options including Lime, LINK, WHEELS, and SPIN. We’ve even been spotting more and more options onboarding like Veo, look for the black and turquoise scooters.
What is Scooter Share? Scooter share lets you rent an electric foot scooter for a quick errand, a trip to light rail, or a climate-friendly commute trip. You rent the nearest available scooter, ride it to where you want to go, and leave it responsibly parked for the next person to ride.
You’ll see four (or more) different types of scooters on the streets within a block or two around The Emerald. Each is available for rental through a smart phone application by the company labeled on the scooter. Download the appropriate app, follow the instructions provided, and get scooting.
Lime (black/green standing scooters): iOS | Android
LINK (gray/neon yellow standing scooters): iOS | Android
WHEELS (black/white seated scooters): iOS | Android
SPIN (orange/black standing scooters): iOS | Android
Scooters gives Seattle residents a climate-friendly transportation option to take quick trips to the grocery store, to their local café, pick up take-out from local restaurants, or simply get out and enjoy the PNW views. In fact, one of our favorite Seattle streets to scoot along is Second Avenue found a The Emerald’s doorstep!
Sail Smoothly on Second. Start scooting on Second Avenue and enjoy smooth riding and protected bike lanes. Scoot to Seattle Art Museum in downtown and enjoy global art collections, temporary installations, and special exhibitions from around the world bridge cultures and centuries.
Scoot to a Show or to Show Your Home Team Support. Take a ride over to Climate Pledge Arena on the protected bike lanes and visit the arena, home to the NHL’s Seattle Kraken, WNBA’s Seattle Storm, and the world’s biggest performers of live music and events. There are 170 short-term bike racks on the arena plaza and nearby where you can park a rental scooter.
Scoot to Olympic Sculpture Park. Pick a sunny day and pack a picnic from your favorites at Pike Place (Brooke recommends Michou Deli. Watch her DITL video for specific tips on what to order!) Scoot down Second Avenue to take in the monumental artworks at this award-winning nine-acre sculpture park along the waterfront. This is Seattle’s largest downtown green space.
Scoot then Stroll. Catch a First Thursday Art Walk at Pioneer Square. Since the early 1960s, Pioneer Square has provided a haven for Seattle’s artistic community, housing esteemed galleries, innovative exhibition spaces, and working artist studios alike. Today, Pioneer Square is the center of Seattle’s art scene, exhibiting the depth and range of the vibrant Pacific Northwest arts community, all within one square mile.
Roll to Pike Place Market. Skip the walk and scoot instead. Whether you’re grabbing a meal kit at Kitchen and Market plus some fresh flowers or planning to brunch and pop into your favorite shops, there’s always something to discover and explore at “the soul of Seattle”, spanning nine historic acres mere minutes from our doorstep at The Emerald.
Two-wheel travels feel safer with the new 4th Avenue protected bike lane through downtown Seattle complete. Crews completed the final sections of the new protected bike lane with connections to the broader Center City Bike Network in and around downtown Seattle. This protected bike lane now runs uninterrupted along 4th Avenue from Vine Street in Belltown down to Yesler Way in Pioneer Square. The protected bike lane not only separates people biking from moving vehicles, but it also separates the signal phases for all users, meaning drivers won’t need to yield across people walking and biking to make left turns.
Future plans include connecting a new 2-way bike path along the Seattle waterfront near The Emerald that will serve commuters, visitors and families. The bike path will have raised buffers on both sides to separate people biking from people walking and driving, and it will include accessible traffic signals at pedestrian crossings to ensure a safe experience for all. People riding bikes on the existing Elliott Bay Trail near the Olympic Sculpture Park can join the waterfront bike path at Bell St, continuing down to join the existing Elliott Bay Trail at S. King Street.
You can scoot there! Come explore life at The Emerald and see for yourself why so many have decided to make our prime location their home where each residence reflects the sky, elements and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, interpreted for contemporary living. Luxury condominium homes are move-in ready, please contact us to schedule a tour.