Bicycling in Washington
Find information about bicycling in Washington, including resources for route planning on state routes and ways to extend your bicycle trip by bringing your bike on board other transportation modes.
Bicycling plays a key role in Washington's transportation system. In fact, Washington state was named the nation's number one "Bicycle Friendly State" by the League of American Bicyclists for seven years in a row, partly because of all the places and ways that you can travel with your bike. This page provides information to help you plan your next ride.
Bicycling maps and route planning
For trip planning use:
- WSDOT Traffic Data GeoPortal - This link provides a map of Washington state highways that can be used for trip planning.
- Washington state highways closed to bicycles - There are some places on Washington state highways that are closed to bicycles. This link provides an online interactive map that allows you to see where bicyclists are prohibited. For information about temporary bicycle travel restrictions due to projects refer to the WSDOT Projects Interactive Map.
WSDOT does not maintain a printed Washington state Bicycle Map.
U.S. Bicycle Route System in Washington
Washington state is home to one of the first U.S. bicycle routes. It is part of a larger system that goes across the U.S. This link provides more information about the U.S. bicycle route system in Washington. Learn about the national effort to identify and grow an interstate highways system for bicycles on the Adventure Cycling Association website.
Bicycle connections to other types of transportation
Combining bicycling with other types of transportation such as buses, trains, etc. can extend your trip, allowing you to bike part way and ride part way. Use these links for more information about:
- Bikes on Washington state Ferries.
- Bikes on the Sounder or Link Light Rail.
- Bikes on public transit.
Other resources available for longer trips with your bike include these links for information about bikes onboard Amtrak, Park and Ride lots or, if you are flying in Western Washington, Bicycle Resources for SeaTac Airport.
Slow down – lives are on the line.
In 2022, speeding continued to be a top reason for work zone crashes.
Even one life lost is too many.
Each year about 670 people are killed nationally in highway work zones. In 2022, Washington had six fatal work zone crashes on state roads.
It's in EVERYONE’S best interest.
95% of people hurt in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians, not just our road crews.