Dear Elected Officials,
The Seattle waterfront is an iconic space that is heavily used by people walking, rolling, and biking. Once the waterfront bike trail is completed in 2024, creating a complete route from Alki Beach through downtown to the Burke Gilman Trail, this will only increase.
The city's draft proposal for an Alaskan Way bike connection, with a two-way protected bike lane that crosses the street to become a narrow shared-use path, then crosses back across the street 5 blocks later, is completely unacceptable.
We need a direct and safe waterfront path, not an inconvenient and confusing route that will cause additional chaos and danger for both pedestrians and people on bikes.
Pier 66 has heavy use for just 2 months in the summer, and tapering off in the shoulder seasons. SDOT should work with the Port to find a solution that allows them to have safe loading and unloading, while maintaining a direct and efficient bike route.