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Yes! There are many biking trails dedicated to non-motorized traffic throughout the region. Check out the Pierce County Bike Map and the King County Regional Trails Map to find routes that are separate from car traffic.
When you’re out on the road, remember to follow traffic laws for bicyclists to keep yourself and others safe. You’ll need to know rules like who has the right-of-way and how to use arm signals. Check out the Washington State government list of Bicyclist Laws & Safety tips to get started.
Also, consider wearing protective equipment such as a good bicycle helmet and light-colored or reflective clothing to stay safe. Check out these 8 Smart Bike Safety Tips.
You can take advantage of public bike racks to lock your bike up during the day. You may also want to check with your employer to see if they have any bike storage in their garage or parking lot available to you during the workday.
Bike lockers are also available through Pierce Transit to help you safely store your bike if you need to store it while catching a bus. With a $50 deposit plus a monthly rental fee of $10, you can have access to bike lockers for storage. For more information, call customer service at 253-581-8000.
Sound Transit offers BikeLink on-demand lockers at Sound Transit stations and Transit Centers that are accessible 24 hours a day. They also offer leased bicycle lockers and cages for secure storage. Take a look at the Sound Transit bike parking and storage page here for more details.
Secure Parking Areas (SPAs) are also available in three locations: Tacoma Dome Station, Pacific Plaza Parking Garage and Park Plaza Parking Garage. For a quarterly fee of $8 or an annual fee of $25, you can have access to secure bike parking areas when you need to leave your bike behind. Visit the Pierce Transit website for additional information, or call customer service at 253-581-8000.
Did you know Washington State was named one of the nation’s most bicycle friendly states for over a decade!? Pierce County jurisdictions have made significant investments in bike infrastructure, including dedicated bike lanes and trails, to improve the safety of biking.
Still, you want to always wear a helmet, reflective gear and follow traffic laws to increase safety.