Everett has been named a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The award recognizes the work the City has done to develop its bicycle network, making Everett a safer, more accessible community for cyclists of all abilities and encouraging healthy and sustainable transportation choices.
There are 497 Bicycle Friendly Communities in the United States. Of the 19 ranked communities in Washington, 13 are bronze, 4 are silver and 2 are gold. More than 850 communities have applied for recognition by the Bicycle Friendly Community program. Each year, the League assesses communities through a voluntary application process on bicycle-friendly engineering, education, encouragement and evaluation/planning Award status lasts four years.
To learn more about Everett's designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community, view the press release and watch the video below.
The master plan was adopted by the Everett City Council as an amendment to the Transportation Comprehensive Plan on April 20, 2011. The plan is used as the basis for future transportation projects and applying for federal and state grant funds. The recommended cross sections are used to improve existing bike lanes during ongoing maintenance projects.
- Final Bicycle Master Plan (body only) (PDF)
- Everett 2017 master plan update presentation (PDF)
- Bicycle master plan (PDF)
- Bicycle master plan appendix (PDF)
- Appendicies A - N (PDF)
Top 10 bicycle projects since 2011
The list is organized to emphasize corridor connectivity.
The north/south bicycle corridor, connecting Legion Park to the Interurban Trail includes
Hoyt Streetscape that built
1. Bicycle lanes on Hoyt in downtown.
2. Bicycle boulevard (shared bicycle/vehicle lanes) on Hoyt from Everett Ave to 19th St.
Pacific Ave to Interurban Trail bicycle safety corridor that built
3. Bicycle boulevard on Hoyt between Pacific and 41st.
4. Sidepath (shared, widened sidewalk for bicycles and pedestrians) on 41st between Hoyt and Colby.
5. Wayfinding and route signage on Hoyt, 41st and Colby from Pacific Ave to the Interurban Trail at Colby/44th.
Additional north/south connections include:
6. Everett Station bicycle connection to 41st. This project connected Everett Station to 41st and the Interurban trail (via the sidepath on 41st) by building bicycle lanes and shared bicycle/vehicle lanes on 3rd Ave S/Smith Ave between 41st and 33rd.
7. 112th St Bicycle Connection that completed a bicycle corridor on 112th St between Airport Rd and SR 527 by building bicycle lanes on 112th St between Silver Lake Rd and 19th Ave SE.
8. Bicycle Lanes on 36th between Broadway and Smith Ave.
9. Mill Town Trail Connection that built a sidepath on W Marine View Dr and E Marine View Dr at spot locations between Everett Ave and Alverson Blvd.
10. Interurban Trail Safety Improvements built bollards and flashing beacons where the Interurban Trail intersects with local roads, such as Beverly Blvd.
Cascade Bicycle Club
- Bike handling tips for new riders
- Preventing car/bike collisions
- Riding in the rain
- ABC Quick Check for Kid’s Bikes
The League of American Bicyclists
City of Everett bike terminology basics
For a complete list of current bicycle typology definitions, see "Types of bike and pedestrian facilities in the Puget Sound" under Biking Resources to the right.
- Bicycle boulevard: Low-volume streets where motorists and bicyclists share the same space.
- Sidepath: A path that serves both bicyclists and pedestrians, providing additional width over a standard sidewalk. The path is constructed adjacent to a roadway but is separated from motorized vehicular traffic by a curb or other barrier.
- Trail: A path that serves both bicyclists and pedestrians, providing additional width over a standard sidewalk. The path is located in an independent corridor and separated from a roadway by open space, private property, landscaping or parks.
Everett Public Works is focused on improving bicycle facilities in the City of Everett. This map highlights bike facilities and amenities you can find throughout the city.
The Bicycle Master Plan Citywide map shows existing bicycle facilities along with current and planned projects.
New for 2022! New Everett bicycle tours will be released on Bike Everywhere Day (May 20, 2022). Check back to learn more about these great rides!