Bicycle commuters arrive at Colman Dock on the early morning ferry from Bainbridge Island, April 10. Between 4,000 and 8,000 Seattleites commute by bike every day.
Different Spokes: The Life of a Seattle Cyclist
A photo essay by Charles Peterson tracking a day in the life of the Seattle bike scene.
| June 2012
Regarded as one of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation, Seattle’s love of all things two-wheeled runs deep and wide (like a sharrow). In our city, spirited battles rage over street access, cyclists’ rights and how best to keep pedalers safe, as our streets teem with their growing numbers. Bicycles get us around, but they also define us, refine us and give us a visceral sense of community, whether we’re bike commuters or baby haulers, messengers or mud fanatics—or weekend warriors taking in the sheer joy of a sunny-day spin along the Burke-Gilman Trail. We offer this snapshot of Seattle’s diverse and thriving bicycling scene.
Photographs by Charles Peterson
With additional photos by Stuart Isett, Mike Hone and Russell Lo