bike routes, arterials with wide shoulders, and pedestrian pathways. Currently, Seattle has about 28 miles of shared use paths, 22 miles of on-street, striped bike lanes, and about 90 miles of signed bike routes.
The city adopted its first Bicycle Master Plan in 1972. The oil shortages of 1973 and 1979 boosted interest in bicycling, while railroad downsizing beginning in the 1970s provided abandoned right-of-way that the city was able to develop into multi-purpose trails through the 1990s. The trail system has proven extremely popular among residents and visitors to the city alike.
The Seattle Bicycle Master Plan envisions a comprehensive network of on- and off-street bicycle routes that connect all parts of the city, providing convenient access to transit stations, workplaces, parks, commercial areas and many other destinations. When completed in 2016, Seattle will have established a bicycle network linking neighborhoods and activity centers, as well as connections to recreational and natural areas within the Puget Sound region.
Gloucester County, NJ Multi-Use Trails Network Study
To offer suburban residents an alternative to viewing their communities from behind a windshield, Gloucester County asked the Delaware Valley Regional Planning