Biking During the West Seattle Bridge Closure

The abrupt closing of the West Seattle Bridge means that many of us are looking for new ways to get around efficiently, affordably, and safely. More people are riding bikes than ever before in West Seattle, and we’re here to help YOU join your friends and neighbors take advantage of biking - whether you’re headed downtown, to north or south Seattle, or beyond. Below are easy to follow maps and videos to show you the best routes off the Peninsula, and between West Seattle neighborhoods, so that wherever in West Seattle you live or work, you know your best option to get around by bike.

This page also includes links to a whole host of free resources designed to take bicyclists of all levels from being new to biking, to confident about road-riding skills, road rules, and how to get a bike in road-ready shape.

Videos and Maps

Get familiar with the best bike routes from West Seattle via these videos. Know the routes before you go, or download the maps to your phone. Click on the map title to learn more about the route. Click Send to Device on the map to download the map to your phone. To get the Ride with GPS app, click here.

West Seattle Junction to/from Downtown

White Center to/from Downtown

More Routes

Spokane St Bridge bike detour route to 1st Ave Bridge

This is an alternate route to cross the Duwamish River when the Spokane St Bridge is closed to bicycle traffic.

White Center-South Park-Georgetown Loop

This route highlights two options from White Center to Georgetown and back.

West Seattle Junction to Passenger Ferry Terminal 

This route directs cyclists to the West Seattle Passenger Ferry from the Junction Neighborhood, one of central neighborhood hubs in West Seattle.

West Seattle Bike Connections

For more West Seattle bike news, check out our friends at West Seattle Bike Connections. Find more route ideas at their Resources Page. West Seattle Bike Connections is creating custom commuting maps for any West Seattlleites who send an email request to

Resources for New Riders
New Riders

Educational materials, tips, and guidelines for new riders and families.

Bike Shops

Up to date information on open bicycle shops including hours of service.


Our confidence- and skill-boosting Learn To Ride bicycling classes will fit your budget and schedule.


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