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DawgDrool 01-06-14 12:09 PM

Seattle Bike Route
 
Hello, everyone. I just started commuting by bike, and the routes i've taken are honestly terrible (unnecessary distance, no bike lanes, etc.). Can anyone who bikes in seattle recommend a good route from the ferry terminal to the University of Washington?

percy kittens 01-09-14 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by DawgDrool (Post 16387303)
Hello, everyone. I just started commuting by bike, and the routes i've taken are honestly terrible (unnecessary distance, no bike lanes, etc.). Can anyone who bikes in seattle recommend a good route from the ferry terminal to the University of Washington?

Which way have you been going? Knowing this will help to determine your preferences and dislikes.

lonesomesteve 01-10-14 01:52 PM

I commute daily from Ravenna, just North of the University to downtown near the Library, so my route overlaps much of what you're asking about. Here's how I'd do it:

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3889288

This uses:
3rd Ave through downtown - The best way through downtown during rush hour since it's just you and the buses. The buses are mostly in the curb lane so the other lane is yours.

Dexter from downtown to Fremont - Bike lane the entire way.

Burke-Gilman trail from Fremont to the U - In my opinion the most dangerous part of this route, but still not bad.

DawgDrool 01-13-14 07:29 AM

Thanks, I'll go try it out today.

100lbHustle 01-26-14 01:49 AM

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Originally Posted by DawgDrool (Post 16406316)
Thanks, I'll go try it out today.

Hey Drool, I remember you posted a while back about buying a first bike, If you dont mind me asking, what did you end up getting. Pics if ya got em! Hope to see you on the road!


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