A new online treasure is now available. Whether you are a frequent rider, average rider, or occasional rider, your guide to navigating Seattle by bike has arrived. Seattleites are familiar with our popular print bike maps (118,500 maps were distributed in 2011) and now you can plan your trip using a computer. Zoom into our online bike map and you can see if a street has bike lanes or sharrows, if the route is signed and where there are racks for parking your bike.
The first thing you’ll want to do is choose whether you are a frequent, average or occasional rider. This narrows or expands the routes you might want to use based on their difficulty. From there you can select ‘points of interest’ (coffee shops, bike shops, libraries, etc.), events that might impact the ‘right-of-way’ and your ride (such as construction) and ‘other transportation’ which shows where the Streetcar operates and direction of one-way streets. Use the Legend button at the top of the page to find out what the map symbols stand for. Don’t forget to zoom in—some of the data is not visible if you don’t.
See you on the street.