Seattle Multi-Use Trails
Seattle multi-use trails link neighborhoods to business districts and create connections with recreational and natural areas within the Puget Sound region. Multi-use trails contribute to SDOT’s mission is to deliver a safe, reliable, efficient, and socially equitable transportation system that enhances Seattle's environment and economic vitality.
A multi-use trail allows for two-way, off-street pedestrian and bicycle use. Wheelchairs, joggers, skaters and other non-motorized users are also welcome. These trails are frequently found in parks, along rivers, beaches and in greenbelts or utility corridors where there are few conflicts with motorized vehicles.
Instructions on how to use multi-use trails
People of all ages and abilities use our trails. Please be courteous and follow the instructions below when using them.
All users of trails
See selected provisions of the Seattle traffic code for more information
Be Super Safe
The City of Seattle’s road safety campaign, Be Super Safe, is an ongoing effort to reach zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries. When using public right-of-way we ask that you Be Super Safe and follow the rules of the road.
The Seattle Bicycle Master Plan guides the development of a citywide bicycling network, programs to encourage more bike riding, and activities and tools to measure our progress. The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Urban Bikeway Design Guide is also a primary source for Seattle’s new bike designs. This document was created out of an extensive worldwide literature search from design guidelines and real-life experience; as well as the input of a panel of urban bikeway planning professionals from NACTO member cities, traffic engineers, planners, and academics.