First Downtown Protected Bike Lane Opens on Second Avenue
Seattle’s first downtown protected bike lane opened 9/8/2014 on Second Avenue between Pike Street and Yesler Way. With segments also on Pike Street between First and Second avenues and on Yesler Way between Second Avenue and Occidental Way, this new facility will more safely connect Pike Place Market to Pioneer Square for people biking.
The Seattle Department of Transportation will be monitoring the project regularly and making adjustments as necessary. As with any new facility type there is an educational component so that pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists are aware and know how to interact safely. The demonstration project will inform the design of the Center City Bike Network and provide a facility for Pronto! Cycle Share users to travel north-south across Downtown when stations open in October.
For more information on the project please visit www.seattle.gov/transportation/2ndavepbl.htm.