Biking to work in Seattle can be downright miserable if you don’t have the right set up.
In a city that averages 266 cloudy days a year, your chance of getting rained on biking to work is high and if your building doesn’t have the right facilities it can make biking extremely difficult. Also, nice bikes are EXPENSIVE and chaining them to a rack outside or in parking garage may lead to hours of paranoia and lack of productivity. Luckily, many Seattle’s commercial office owners are adding facilities to encourage biking to work, such as showers, lockers, and premium storage. Some office buildings have gone as far as adding secured bike rooms that can only be accessed with card readers, changing rooms, hanging racks and bike maintenance equipment. Skanska Commercial Development is leading the charge and constructing an office building in South Lake Union that will have the best bike facility in the city. 400 Fairview will have drying rooms, lockers, showers and even saunas! Making biking to work on the rainiest days bearable.