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Monday, March 4, 2013

Seattle has a nice trail/on street system - check it out! #letsride


One of SDOT’s most popular publications, the Seattle Bicycling Guide Map is now better than ever. The map presents information about cycling in Seattle in a clear, easy-to-use, and friendly format. The 2012 edition includes a fresh cover, an updated maps and graphics and descriptions about facilities including green bike lanes, bike boxes, and bike dots.
You can download the map or order a paper copy free of charge using our online form.
Seattle’s bike map is updated annually to reflect progress made in building the 450-mile bikeway network recommended in the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan.
To receive a printed copy of this map, call Bike Alliance of Washington at (206) 224-9252, oruse the online form.
You may prefer to plan your trip in advance by using our new interactiveonline bicycle map. It is developed to appeal to the various comfort levels of riders: frequent, average or occasional.
Let us know what you think about the new maps. Write to us atwalkandbike@seattle.gov or call (206) 684-7583.
NOTICE TO BICYCLISTS:  This map and accompanying information is intended solely to assist bicyclists in selecting routes through the City of Seattle. In providing this information, the City does not assume liability for bicyclists who choose to travel upon any of the routes, trails or lanes shown on this map, nor does the City guarantee the stability, condition or fitness of any of the listed routes, trails or lanes for bicycling. Many of the routes, trails or lanes identified on this map cross and/or run on public roads that are exposed to daily wear and tear and degradation due to weather, motorized traffic and other environmental factors. As is true of any street, routes may contain pavement imperfections, including ruts, cracks, bumps, expansion joints, and debris.It is the responsibility of the individual rider to remain alert at all times as to the conditions of the road, pedestrian and other traffic on the road, and the inherent potential for conflict in any shared-use space. Route users should always ride with care for their own safety as well as the safety of all other users of the road or right-of-way.
King County’s Bicycling Guide Map
Coloring of bicycle infrastructure now corresponds roughly with the King County Bicycle Map that can be downloaded at the King County website. The hope is that this map style can become the base for a standardized map that jurisdictions throughout western Washington can employ when creating new bike maps.
Other Interactive Mapping Options
Commute Seattle is a not-for-profit transportation service organization working to provide alternatives to drive-alone commuter trips in an effort to improve access to and mobility through downtown Seattle.  Their interactive bike map is a useful tool for finding bike parking within the Center City area.
While the City of Seattle does not provide point-to-point route suggestions, Googleand Ride the City do. Enter your starting point and your destination and they will suggest a route for you.
Note: These routes are not generated by the City of Seattle. Their accuracy has not been verified. Conditions may vary from those shown on the maps. Cyclists should use caution when exploring suggested routes.

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