Commute Under Your Own Power
With rapidly growing public and private improvements in bike facilities, bike commuting becomes a real option for people of all ages and abilities. Seattle bike commuters know that there’s nothing like the accomplishment of powering your own commute, or the endorphins that greet you when you arrive at the office alert and refreshed. Bike commuting is an inexpensive and efficient way to get from Points A to B, providing the spontaneity of the car without the worries about traffic, high gas prices or expensive parking. Your bike can also extend the reach of transit, getting you the first or last mile to your bus or train stop.
At Commute Seattle, we work with your employer and your property manager to install and maintain world-class bicycle amenities that today’s commuters expect: showers, lockers, and secure, covered parking. Our vision is a Downtown where anyone who wants to can bike to work downtown on safe, separated bike lanes and arrive at work with covered, secure bike parking. Read below for maps, bike commuting tips, and helpful links for Seattle bike commuters.
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Helpful Links for Seattle Bike Commuters
Stay on top of what’s happening in Seattle’s bicycle community.
There’s nothing like a well-designed map to aid your wayfinding. The official Seattle Bike Map lists all of Seattle’s protected bike lanes, neighborhood greenways, signed bicycle routes, and our steepest hills. Find out where the city is planning to add new bike lanes on the Center City Bike Network page.
Find businesses that support biking on the Seattle Bike Friendly Business Network . Participating businesses have demonstrated their commitment to customers and employees that arrive by bike, offering great amenities, benefits and discounts. Map your ride and thank them for their commitment to biking.
With more than 16,000 members, Cascade Bicycle Club is one of the largest bicycle nonprofits in the United States, with extensive programs and services, including riding and; maintenance classes, large annual rides (including the world-famous annual Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic), and bicycle advocacy.
For statewide bicycle advocacy focusing on bike funding, bike law, and new infrastructure, check out Washington Bikes.
For independent “pedal-powered news and commentary,” there’s no better source than Seattle Bike Blog.
Want calmer, safer neighborhood streets that are great for biking? Check out new local nonprofit Seattle Neighborhood Greenways.