You may have noticed a little something different on Pike and Pine streets on your way in this morning – these streets now have bike lanes! It’s all part of our Pike-Pine Mobility Improvements project which includes new bike lane markings, posts, signs, and bike signals on Pike St and Pine St between 2nd Ave and 8th Ave. This initial installation will be updated with new planter boxes later this year to add to Seattle’s bustling retail core.
Protected bike lanes and signal upgrades in downtown Seattle can improve safety for everyone and connect pieces of a center city bike network. We’ve made a commitment to build out a network spine by 2020 to make biking a real choice and calm traffic as more people compete for limited street space. We’re doing this work with our partners in the One Center City effort.
Improving safety for all
Our #1 goal is to make streets safer for everyone. On Pine St, 1 in 4 crashes involve people walking or biking. We can make strides to reduce these numbers by better organizing our streets. A protected bike lane is just one of the tools we use to help reach our goal.
Check the status of the Pike-Pine Mobility Improvements project here.