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10/27/2010--Seattle, WA, USA..Bicycle police in downtown Seattle...Seattle consistently has been rated one of the top spots in the USA for bicycling. A substantial proportion of Seattleites use their bicycles for recreation or transportation. It is estimated that about 36% of Seattle's 520,000 citizens engage in recreational bicycling, and between 4,000 and 8,000 people bicycle commute in Seattle each day, depending on the time of year and weather conditions. The city's 'Bicycle Program' has been working steadily toward developing an urban trail system to accommodate bicyclists. Urban trails include shared use paths, bike lanes, signed bike routes, arterials with wide shoulders, and pedestrian pathways. Seattle has about 28 miles of shared use paths, 22 miles of on-street, striped bike lanes, and about 90 miles of signed bike routes and is investing in more every year...Photograph by Stuart Isett