A rendering of the Pike Pine Streetscape and Bicycle Improvements design by Pike Place Market in Seattle. The design features a curbless street, prioritizes pedestrians and allows for scheduled events and gatherings, new paving, new trees and plantings, and a single travel lane for local access. (Photo: City of Seattle/EnviroIssues Inc.) SEATTLE — Construction will begin this week on the Pike-Pine Streetscape and Bicycle Improvements Project in Seattle. The project aims to improve the cycling experience on Pike and Pine streets between Pike Place Market and Capitol Hill.
The project is part of the new waterfront that will be opening in phases between now and 2025. It includes a 20-acre linear park that extends from South King Street in Pioneer Square to Belltown.
One of the main goals of the project is to reimagine what the waterfront will be for Seattle and the region overall.
"From this effort to the development of 20 acres of new parkland, the transformation of our waterfront is centered in a clear commitment to ensuring downtown is a neighborhood for everyone – with great amenities and dynamic opportunities for all,” said Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell.
The project will make Pike and Pine streets one-way streets from 1st Avenue to Bellevue Avenue, with Pike Street being one-way eastbound and Pine Street being one-way westbound.
The city will also fill in gaps in the existing bike network to create a protected bike lane on Pike and Pine streets between Second Street and Melrose Avenue. Bikes will be separated from traffic by […]
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