In recent years, many cities and municipalities have made significant efforts to make their streets safer for bicyclists. Seattle has created miles of new bike lanes, and has placed “bike boxes” at some intersections to increase cyclist visibility. Take a look at the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan here, and see pictures of some of their improvements here.
Olympia has also made changes to its roads to be more accommodating for cyclists. If you drive a car or ride a bike in Olympia, and you don’t yet know what the “Blue bike lane” is for, you can learn more about it here.