PinkCow wrote:Aggiegrad2011 wrote:ddawg819 wrote:Aggiegrad2011 wrote:For anyone familiar with the area, of Wallingford, Eastlake and Green Lake, which would be the best for reaching UW Law via bike?
Eastlake and Wallingford would probably be your best bet. Green Lake is further west from campus than Wallingford is.
Is UW as bike-friendly as the admissions packet made it sound? Coming from Davis, that is a huge selling point for me.
Dude it's Seattle. Riding a bike is pretty much mandatory. +5 points if it's a fixie and you have gauged ears.
Greenlake is totally doable if you get comfortable with bussing and biking. It's relatively (for Seattle) flat north of UW, so biking is fairly comfortable. If you choose Wallingford or something south like Cap Hill or Eastlake, you'll get pretty good at riding on hills if you aren't already.
I'd also consider Fremont if you're interested in the funkier side of Seattle. It's a fairly flat ride to the Gates building from there and the busses are great.
Edit: It's been a while since I've been in Sacramento, but I don't remember it being very hilly. Seattle's a city of 7 giant hills and thousands of small ones, so that might be something you'll have to get used to. It is very very likely that you will end up going uphill both to school and back. So at least when you say it to the grandkids, you won't be making it up.