Often a new resident to Seattle, a person new to biking or bike commuting, or a parent whose child has begun bicycling, faces the quandary of where to ride. Seattle as many cities has risen to resolve the complexity of this issue.
Bicycle route maps are available through several venues. The aspiring or perplexed cyclist can find maps online via the city website via Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). The online bike map is interactive allowing the user to sort by neighborhoods or view all of city. A legend is available through a link on the map page.
For folks who would prefer a hardcopy may, these can be ordered online or picked at either the Cascade Bicycle Club or Bicycle Alliance of Washington (BAW) offices. Another option is to call BAW (206-224-9252) to request a map that can be mailed to you.
“I don’t want a map,” you say. “Just tell me.” As Seattle develops improved bicycle infrastructure, explaining bike routes becomes more complicated. However, there are some preferred routes. Part II will give a brief overview of suggested popular routes through Seattle.
Meanwhile, it may be of interest to you that there is a public meeting regarding the proposed Westlake Cycle Track scheduled for October 28. This is an opportunity to learn about the plan as proposed and give SDOT feedback.