SDOT refreshes the Seattle Bike Map


Earlier this month, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) released an updated version of its free Seattle Bike Map.

And with nearly 25,000 maps distributed in 2015 alone, these maps are a hot commodity.  

Seattle’s steady progress — thanks to our collective efforts — is evident with the updated map. Our all-ages and abilities network is growing, and new additions to the map (including the recently completed protected bike lanes on Roosevelt and Westlake) are a welcome sight.

There are also some more subtle changes to the map that reflect how the city of Seattle is thinking about the facilities. 

Kyle Rowe, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Associate Transportation Planner, said they worked with the advocacy community on how to symbolize bicycle facilities on the map so that it should be easier to read and use. Now trails and protected bike lanes are symbolized the same (dark green outlined in black) and are now simply called “separated bikeways.” 


In the updated map, SDOT is changed how they refer to trails and protected bike lanes. Courtesy of SDOT.

“Our goal is to make it really easy for someone — say a new rider — find the network they want to use,” said Rowe.

Accessing the Seattle Bike Map online

The Seattle Bike Map is available in an interactive format online, or you can download your own PDF copy of the map

Get your copy of the Seattle Bike Map at Cascade Bicycling Center

Cascade is excited to partner with SDOT to be the distributor of the Seattle Bike Map. Just come by the Cascade Bicycling Center in Magnuson Park to get your copy. And don’t miss grabbing a free cup of local coffee too! 

If you can’t stop in to the Cascade Bicycling Center, request to have a map mailed to you by visiting

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