2013 Seattle DRT

Seattle’s first Disaster Relief Trials was a success–we saved Seattle! Seattle’s first Disaster Relief Trials was part of the Bicycle Urbanism Symposium on Friday, June 21st, 2013.

Imagine a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hitting the Seattle Fault. Freeway overpasses crumble, a Lake Washington sieche (oscillating wave) takes chunks out of bridges. Motor vehicles are rendered useless, but following the example of Sandy Relief by bike, Seattle residents with bikes and trailers or cargo bikes are able to transport food and medical supplies.

Link to online news coverage from Q13

If you have photos, please add them to our Flickr group!

2013 partners and sponsors:

DRT partners and sponsors

2013 Seattle DRT Route Map

Below is the map, provided ahead of time, for 2013’s Seattle DRT. The 2015 event will be more in line with the original Portland DRT style, with checkpoint locations and order provided to participants an hour before start time and routing up to the riders.


Route map is available on Ride with GPS. Start/end point is Gould Hall, NE 40th St and University Way NE.
Here’s an embedded version on Google Maps, except with missing block along Montlake Ave to cross at the light:

Email us: seattleDRT@gmail.com if you’d like to be involved!


Our Inspiration from Portland DRT

Enjoy this short documentary from Portland’s 2012 DRT:


Disaster Relief Trials Trailer from Cantankerous Titles on Vimeo.

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