Biking to work this month? Why not ride your bike on the fancy new shared-use trail located at the south end of downtown? The Washington State Department of Transportartion recently opened this brand new connection between South Atlantic Street and South King Street – just in-time for Bike to Work month.
- Dedicated 14-foot-wide shared-use pavement.
- Pedestrian/bicycle-scale lighting.
- A northbound and southbound separation to make it easier for users near South Atlantic Street.
- Landscaping (to be completed at a later stage).
These bicycle/pedestrian improvements are associated with a project that opened a new overpass to the west of Seattle’s stadiums in January 2014. By allowing traffic (including pedestrians and bicyclists) to bypass the busy railroad track that crosses South Atlantic Street, the overpass helps move freight and daily commuters more reliably through the area.