Seattle's Burke-Gilman Trail makes list of top urban bike paths

Seattle's Burke-Gilman Trail makes list of top urban bike paths

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Seattle's Burke-Gilman Trail makes list of top urban bike paths

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 5 at 1:05 PM

One of Seattle's bike trails, the Burke-Gilman Trail, has made USA Today's list of the top 12 urban bike paths in the country.

To rank the trails, USA Today considered which ones serve as important commuting arteries and looked for trails that are separate from traffic for all or most of its length.

All but three on the list run alongside a body of water, and almost all are near parks, offering a beautiful scenic setting to cyclists looking to get away from stressful city riding.

USA Today also looked at other factors, including whether paths had exceptional views of the city, whether it was good for recreational riders and tourists, and whether the city takes pride in it.

See where the Burke-Gilman Trail placed in the list, and read about other top bike paths >

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