We’re Extending the 2nd Ave Protected Bike Lane

We’ve been talking about it for awhile, and now it’s happening!

Seattle’s first downtown PBL opened in 2014 on 2nd Ave between Pike Street and Yesler Way.

Starting Monday, September 18, crews will start working to install the first section of new protected bike lane (PBL) on 2nd Ave between Blanchard and Pike streets. For about 2 weeks, they’ll be grinding and repaving the east side of the street to make way for a 2-way PBL from Blanchard to Pike (the PBL from Denny Way to Blanchard St will be installed in October).

Before and after pictures of 2nd Ave below. One thing: only southbound bicyclists will be able to use the new PBL until we can get traffic signals upgraded later this year.

This work is part of the 2nd Ave Mobility Improvements project to upgrade traffic signals and extend the existing 2nd Ave protected bike lane from Pike St to Denny Way. There’s also more info on the 2nd Ave PBL Traffic Advisory. If you have any questions, please contact 2ndAve@seattle.gov or 206-905-3639.