Bike Travel

Bikes & SR-520

State Route 520 photo

The State Route 520 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge across Lake Washington has no bicycle or pedestrian access.

However, all King County Metro and Sound Transit buses make stops to accommodate bicyclists traveling across SR-520 at all times - see eastbound and westbound service.

The SR-520 ride free pilot project also provides free service across the bridge for bicyclists and other transit customers on out-of-service Metro and Sound Transit buses.

SR-520 ride free pilot project

The pilot project providing free service across the SR-520 floating bridge on out-of-service buses will remain in effect through 2014.

Bicyclists and other transit customers can ride free across the SR-520 Evergreen Point Bridge

  • on out-of-service Metro and Sound Transit buses.
  • between Montlake and Evergreen Point only.
  • in either direction, eastbound or westbound.

Out-of-service buses will display one of these destination signs:

  • Terminal
  • Bellevue Base
  • East Base

In general, the majority of out-of-service buses are

  • eastbound between Montlake and Evergreen Point during weekday morning peak commuting hours.
  • westbound between Evergreen Point and Montlake during weekday morning and afternoon peak commuting hours.

Please be aware that out-of-service buses do not operate on a fixed schedule and there are fewer of them on weekends. Their schedules are not published, posted, tracked, or guaranteed.

Eastbound service

Regular bus service for bicyclists traveling eastbound across SR-520 is provided as follows.

Pick up at:

  • Montlake Freeway Station - out-of-service buses must be able to safely pull in to the stop.

Drop off at any of the following requested stops:

  • Evergreen Point
  • Yarrow Point
  • NE 40th St & NE 51st St - when scheduled to these locations.

For fare information, see Metro fare or Sound Transit fare. Tips for loading your bike on the bus are also available.

Westbound service

Regular bus service for bicyclists traveling westbound across SR-520 is provided as follows.

Pick up at:

  • NE 51st St & NE 40th St on-ramp stops
  • Yarrow Point
  • Evergreen Point

Drop off at either of the following requested stops:

  • Montlake Freeway Station
  • Montlake Blvd E/E Shelby St

For fare information, see Metro fare or Sound Transit fare. Tips for loading your bike on the bus are also available.