Posted: 08 Aug 2013 03:18 PM PDT
SCOG has prepared a map of the existing bicycle facilities in Skagit County. The facilities are broken up into three classes:
- Trails - These facilities are separated facilities for bicycle and pedestrian use. These are generally the most preferable place for bicyclists to ride, particularly novice cyclists. Facilities were included as trails only if they are paved. Also, sidewalks that are ten feet wide, as opposed to the standard six foot wide sidewalk, were also included as trails.
- Bike Lanes - These are facilities which grant designated space to bicycles within roadways. While there are many roadways in the county that appear as bike lanes, they are only included in the map if they are officially designated by roadway markings or signs on the shoulder.
- Signed Routes - These are facilities designated by signs or roadway markings without granting space for seperated bicycle use. Examples of this type of facility include bicycle route signage or sharrows.