Advocacy, Travel

Ride the City. Seattle.

I heard through Cascade Bike Club that the website Ride the City will be coming to Seattle. Now if you were wondering how to get from A to B by bike and don’t know the area, this could be right up your alley.


Ride the City is currently operating in:

  • New York
  • Chicago
  • Austin
  • San Diego
  • Louisville

It’s also available in 5 languages.

Seattle is currently in the BETA stage- but will be coming online in a few weeks. The developers are looking to make as many improvements now as possible, and they do that through your help. The site is easy to use, and gives you options for the “Safer Route”, “Safe Route”, and the most “Direct Route” Nice work!

Give it a look, plan your route, and if you have any recommendations, let them know.

Check out the “Ride the City”  FACEBOOK page

Check out the “Ride the City” BLOG


  • Laura

    October 14, 2009

    Just threw in a couple standard routes for me and found the wayfinding to be ok, but there were some weird decisions like taking Denny from Dexter to Boren to reach my office. Umm, no? I like hills, but that one is ridiculous with the traffic. So, it was good to check out and provide feedback. Friends still provide the best wayfinding suggestions/advice.

  • rschuetze

    October 14, 2009

    I couldn’t get RIDE THE CITY to send me across the U bridge from my house in Greenwood to Cap Hill. I never ride downtown and go up Pike. Maybe the “Bum Trail” isn’t on any map? It does need some work- but in comparison, when I rode up Queen Anne for the first time, the Seattle Bike Map showed all routes being the same grade. That definitely is false. Friends and experience are far superior, but if it gets more people riding “safer” routes, then I’m for it.

  • Brandon

    October 14, 2009

    I think I read somewhere that Google Maps was working on a “bike there” option.

  • rschuetze

    October 14, 2009

    I’ve read that as well. Not sure where exactly. I can’t seem to find it now. Until then, I guess we’ve got Ride the City?

  • Brandon

    October 14, 2009

    Went back and looked, I saw it originally on Pedal Omaha, which ultimately links to Google’s Blog.

    It’s pretty buried in the Google Blog post though:
    “….and cyclists will now find many more trails and paths to explore.”

  • Vaidila

    October 15, 2009

    To shout out from Brooklyn, we can put in any routes that you have that you think are safe enough to send your little sister down. rschuetze: we’re missing U Bridge? Did you use the
    ate the route link to explain. That’d be a great help.

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