The Bikeability of Seattle

Three cyclists commute

On one hand, Seattle has bike lanes, the Burke-Gilman trail and rental bikes. On the other, there are hills everywhere. So how does Seattle stack up when it comes to bikeability?

By weighing factors such as hills and bike lanes, Bike Score ranks cities for bikeability. A score of greater than 90 means daily errands can be done by bicycle. Between 70 and 89 means biking is convenient for most trips. And cities with some biking infrastructure in place get between 60 and 69 points.

For 2019, Seattle tied with Boston for numbers six and seven among US cities. Both received a score of 70, just squeezing into the “convenient for biking” score range.

Read more at Walk Score.

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