Exercise Your Commute

Biking is one of the most flexible and reliable ways to commute or make short trips to South Lake Union. The neighborhood offers many bike lanes and parking for new and seasoned cyclists. Designated bike lanes are on Dexter Avenue, Westlake Avenue and Fairview Avenue. The Westlake Avenue protected two-way bike path is an ideal place to commute or ride for fun. The 1.2 mile scenic stretch alongside Lake Union ends in Lake Union Park and connects to many businesses and easy to navigate streets. Learn more about Seattle’s bike network with this helpful interactive map.

South Lake Union has a Bike Score of 80

Easily unlock a bike using your smartphone.

Easily unlock a bike using your smartphone.

bike share

No bike? Try out bike share. Easily pick up an inexpensive JUMP or Lime electric bike to navigate through the neighborhood. Bike shares are typically cheaper and faster for short trips around town. These bicycles are dock less and can be left at your intended destination without the hassle of finding an nearby rack.


JUMP Bike Share


Estimated bike times across South Lake Union

Estimated bike times across South Lake Union

Biking times

The below timetable displays average biking times to many destination and transit stops in South Lake Union.
View the biking timetable.

Bicycle shops in slu

South Lake Union offers many bicycle shops to help you get ready for your ride.

WRENCH Bicycle Shop
719 Dexter Ave N
(206) 496-1189

Bike Swift
605 Eastlake Ave E
(206) 588-6546

222 Yale Ave N
(206) 223-1944

Velo Bike Shop
2151 6th Ave
(206) 325-3292