I'm contemplating moving to the Seattle area soon. One thing I'm trying to estimate is how practical being car-free in the Seattle area is. I know I'd want to be relatively close to where the ferry for Bremerton is, because my father lives in Bremerton. I haven't a job there, so I can't say where I'd be living exactly. I'm not too worried about hills because I live in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. I've learned to deal with snow.
Are there areas close to tech jobs with lower rents yet still reasonably safe? How are the motorists to cyclists?
Thanks for any help.