View Seattle Public Bike Parking-Central Business District in a larger map
We had this idea a few years ago to put together a Seattle bicycle parking guide where we would plot on a map all the city bicycle racks in downtown Seattle. It just made sense because when you are riding your bicycle a lot, and doing errands and heading off to work and such, it's nice to have a bicycle rack nearby where your bike is safe. Unfortunately a lot of street oriented bike racks are filled to capacity, too close to the curb, or just plain not safe from prying fingers. So the City can work on that one. Did we mention locking up your bike? Yes. LOCK IT UP!
But when thinking about bike parking we realized that there are tons of public parking garages in Seattle, and then wondered how many of those have decent parking places for bicycles?
It turns out that there are lots. Over 1000 so far.
And they are probably safer, more convenient, and definitely dryer than those bicycle racks on the street.
So far we have recorded 62 parking garages or public plaza areas on this map. We are in the process of adding more.
Here is the way this works.
Below the above map is a link "Seattle Public Bike Parking-Central Business District" "Seattle Public Bike Parking-Central Business District" Click on this one or that one.
"Green" bicycle Icon indicates a place with a bicycle rack inside.
" Red" thumbtacks are garages that are not very bicycle friendly, and the
"Blue" P indicates a location that we have not yet checked out. But is on our things to do page.
We have noted the street the entrance is located, the cross streets, and the number and locations of the bicycle racks once you get inside. Most of these racks are very well located near the parking attendant booth!! Did we mention safe!
You can click on the map or on the description for the complimentary features. Once you see the explanation on the map telling about the space, and location, you can click on the little icon of the man on the zoom controls. This will change the view from the overhead map, to a actual photo of the entrance to the parking area, which hopefully help you find the right place to park that bicycle of yours next time your downtown.
Two things to remember. Parking garages have opening and closing hours. So make sure you arrive after they open and and leave before they close. Some of these garages might also be closed on weekends and holidays. Secondly. use good bicycle parking etiquette. After all, most of these garages are privately owned and are offering parking because they feel they should.
We also want your input. Correct things we missed, ask us to add new locations, make any parking garage comments you might have.
Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...
Pacific Place Parking lot
Adding a photo of the spots. As someone else stated, this lot has parking for 50 bikes. It's on the first level of the parking garage in a secluded area. …
King Street Center Not rated yet
Entrance is east of the intersection of 2nd Av S and King street on the north side of King Street. Approximately, 20 spots in two racks on each side of …
Safeco Field Parking Garage Not rated yet
The Safeco Field parking garage (at Edgar Martinez Drive & Occidental) has secured parking for over 150 bicycles. It's open for all Seattle Mariners games …
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