Page last updated: December 2018

City of Shoreline Receives National Recognition

On December 6, 2018, the City of Shoreline was named a bronze Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM by the League of American Bicyclists. Shoreline joins a group of communities throughout the nation making positive changes to include bicycling as a safe and convenient option.


Travel by bicycle is a popular transportation option and recreational activity. The City of Shoreline Bicycle Plan, adopted as part of the 2011 Transportation Master Plan (TMP), outlines priorities, policies, and goals for bicycle transportation throughout the City.

The City of Shoreline Complete Streets ordinance builds on the idea that a street serves many purposes, and in this way supports a strong bicycle network. Per Ordinance 755, the City shall, to the maximum extent practicable:

  • Plan for, design, construct, operate, and maintain an appropriate and integrated multi-modal transportation system.
  • Accommodate the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, motorists, and users of all ages and abilities.
  • Include multi-modal elements in new construction, retrofit, and reconstruction projects of public streets.
  • Design a system to be supportive of the community, recognizing that transportation needs vary and must be balanced in a flexible, safe, and cost-effective manner.

The Bicycle Plan reflects the City’s vision for a complete bicycle system. Illustrating this vision, the Bicycle System Plan map identifies the location and facility type for existing and future bicycle facilities in Shoreline. Updates to this 2011 plan are expected in 2021 with an updated TMP and will include such facilities as the Trail Along the Rail.

Bicycle System Plan from 2011 TMP


Bicycle Facilities

Bicycle facilities in Shoreline include bicycle lanes, sharrows, shared-use paths, and signage for bicycle routes.

Bicycle Lanes use striping, symbols, and signage to indicate that a portion of the roadway is for exclusive use by bicyclists. bike lane
Sharrows are road markings indicating that bicycles and vehicles are sharing the lane.
Shared-Use Paths separate pedestrians, bicyclists, and other nonmotorized users from the roadway for travel & recreation.
Wayfinding Signage indicate direction and distance to bicycle connections and destinations. wayfinding signage


These bicycle facilities are included in many of the City’s Capital Improvement Projects and can be part of a much larger road project or projects specifically designed for bicycle improvements. Striping for bicycle lanes or installation of other pavement markings can also occur in conjunction with the City’s annual road resurfacing program where the planned overlays coincide with bicycle routes or re-channelization of the roadway allows for bicycle lanes.

 Current Built Bicycle System


Current capital improvement projects could include bicycle facilities. To view current projects, please visit the City’s Projects & Initiatives webpage.

Recently Completed Projects / Bicycle Facilities

Ongoing or Recent Studies/Projects Reviewing Bicycle Facilities