Solid Ground Downtown Circulator

The Downtown Circulator is a free, fixed-route shuttle bus that connects riders to various health and human service providers downtown.  

Who is the Downtown Circulator for? 

The Downtown Circulator is a free, ADA accessible service for everyone. There are no eligibility requirements and you do not need a ticket to ride the Circulator.  


Where and When Does the Downtown Circulator Go? 

The Downtown Circulator runs from 7am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, on a one-way, 30-minute loop. Check out our map of where the Circulator will run below. Look for our green Circulator shuttle stop signs downtown! 

Downtown Circulator Path MapCirculator route map

Circulator Stop Sign - text "inform" to <a href=
Circulator shuttle stop sign

View the location of the Circulator stops and nearby health and human service providers in the table below.

Circulator Stop Location Nearby Health and Human Service Providers (and distance from Circulator Stop)
9th and Alder
  • Asian Counseling and Referral Services Food Bank Route I (.5 mi)
  • Asian Counseling and Referral Services Route II (.7 mi) 
  • Harborview Hall (.1mi)
  • Harborview Medical Center (300ft)
  • Operation Nightwatch (.5 mi)
  • Outdoor Meal Site (.6 mi)
4th and Yesler
  • Asian Counseling & Referral Service Food Bank Route I (.6 mi)
  • Bread of Life Mission (.4 mi)
  • Chief Seattle Club (.2 mi)
  • Compass Housing Alliance Client Services Office Route I (.4 mi)
  • DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) Drop-In Center (.2 mi)
  • DESC Overnight Shelter (.2 mi)
  • Operation Nightwatch (.8 mi) 
  • Outdoor Meal Site (.4 mi)  
  • Salvation Army Jefferson Day Center (331 ft)
  • Seattle Public Library (.4 mi)
  • Social Security Administration (.4 mi)
  • Union Gospel Mission (.1 mi)
  • UW Medicine Pioneer Square Clinic (.1 mi)
1st and Marion
  • Bread of Life Mission (.3 mi)
  • Chief Seattle Club (.3 mi)
  • Compass Housing Alliance Client Service Office (.3 mi)
  • DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) (.3 mi)
  • Outdoor Meal Site (.4 mi)
  • Pike Market Food Bank (.5 mi) 
  • Seattle Public Library / WorkSource (.3 mi)
  • Social Security Administration (.1 mi)
  • Union Gospel Mission (.4 mi)
  • UW Medicine Pioneer Square Clinic (.4 mi)
1st and Pine
  • Angeline’s Day Center (.3 mi)
  • Department of Social and Health Services (.3 mi)
  • Downtown Public Health Center (.4 mi)
  • NeighborCare Health at Pike Place (.1 mi)
  • Seattle Public Library / Work Source (.6 mi)
  • Pike Place Market (436 ft)
  • Uplift Northwest (.6 mi) 
  • Women’s Wellness Center (.1 mi)
  • Pike Market Food Bank (.2 mi)
  • Work Source (.3 mi)
  • YWCA Opportunity Place (.3 mi)
1st and Bell
  • Angeline’s Day Center (.3 mi)
  • Community Psychiatric Clinic DSHS Belltown CSO (.3 mi)
  • Department of Social and Health Services (.2 mi)
  • DESC Wall Street Office (.3 mi) 
  • Downtown Public Health Center (.3 mi)
  • NeighborCare Health at Pike Place (.3 mi) 
  • Pike Market Food Bank (.5 mi) 
  • Uplift Northwest (.3 mi) 
  • Work Source (.3 mi) 
  • Women’s Wellness Center (.4 mi) 
  • YWCA Opportunity Place (.3 mi) 
9th and Virginia
  • Angeline’s Day Center (.5 mi) 
  • Community Psychiatric Clinic DSHS Belltown CSO (.6 mi) 
  • Department of Social and Health Services (.5 mi) 
  • Downtown Public Health Center (.5 mi) 
  • FareStart (.1 mi) 
  • Mary’s Place Women’s Day Center (.1 mi) 
  • Recovery Café (.1 mi) 
  • Salvation Army Food Bank (.5 mi) 
  • Urban Rest Stop Care (262 ft) 
  • YouthCare Orion Center (.3 mi) 
  • WorkSource (.4 mi) 
  • YWCA Opportunity place (.5 mi) 
Boren and Seneca
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center (486 ft)
  • Salvation Army Food Bank (.3 mi) 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Circulator cost? 
The Circulator is a free shuttle. You will not be asked for payment or proof of payment to ride the Circulator.  

Who can ride the Circulator? 
Anyone! The Circulator is available for any person who will benefit from accessible, no-cost, public transportation.  

How can I check when the next circulator bus will arrive? 
Riders can text “inform” to (206) 753-4801 to receive the Circulator schedule, but we are not yet able to provide real-time updates. The Circulator makes a complete loop every 30 minutes. 

How do I indicate to the driver that I would like to board the Circulator bus? 
Each stop will have a green sign indicating the Solid Ground Circulator stops at that location. The bus will stop at every location and will pull over if you are waiting near the sign. If you need assistance boarding the shuttle, please tell your driver and they will assist you in safely boarding the shuttle. 

How can I indicate to the driver which stop I need to exit the Circulator bus? 
The Circulator bus will stop at all of the 7 designated stops along the route. You do not need to indicate where you would like to exit.   

Can I bring my service animal onto the Circulator Bus? 
Yes, service animals are welcome on the Circulator Bus.  

Can I ride the Circulator if I use a wheel chair?  
Yes, the Circulator is ADA accessible and able to accommodate all types of mobility assistance devices. 

How can I access the Circulator bus via public transit? 
4 of the 7 Circulator stops are also shared by King County Metro and all stops are within two blocks of an existing public transit route. Please reference the map on this webpage to see which transit providers and routes also service a Circulator stop. 

What is Solid Ground and what do they do? 
Solid Ground works to end poverty and undo racism and other oppression that are root causes of poverty. SDOT partners with Solid Ground in providing the Circulator Bus service. Please visit their webpage if you would like to learn more about the organization. 

Contact Us

Email: circulator@solid-ground.org

Text or call: (206) 753-4801 

Flyers and Documents

Downtown Circulator Flyer (English)

Downtown Circulator Flyer (Amharic - አማርኛ)

Downtown Circulator Flyer (Arabic - اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ)

Downtown Circulator Flyer (Traditional Chinese - 繁体中文)

Downtown Circulator Flyer (Somali - Af-Soomaali)

Downtown Circulator Flyer (Spanish - español)

Downtown Circulator Flyer (Tagalog)

Downtown Circulator Flyer (Vietnamese - tiếng Việt)