Over the past few years, the city of Seattle has taken huge steps toward becoming one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the United States. Some of milestones include the addition of bike lanes in busy downtown, the arrival of a bike-share system (helmet-rental kiosks included), and the on-going development of 44 miles of uninterrupted bike trails that make up the “locks to lake” regional corridor.
The corridor begins with Seattle’s famous Burke-Gilman trail in the Ballard neighborhood; it is a popular route for commuting and recreational cycling alike. After traveling past the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Lake Union, the trail curves up and continues along Lake Washington to its northern end. After about 19 miles, the Burke-Gilman seamlessly joins up with the Sammamish River Trail. The route then travels south along the river and then links up with the 11-mile East Lake Sammamish Trail, which hugs Lake Sammamish’s waterfront.