I am excited and encouraged to learn that the city will be building protected bike lanes on Pike/Pine connecting Downtown and Capitol Hill by 2019. Thank you for your leadership in keeping people moving and safe.
This corridor is already a highly used route for people on bicycles, who make up a full 20% of morning traffic on Pine St. By making it safer and more convenient for people who bike, we will dramatically increase that number and give the majority of people in Seattle who would like to bike for transportation an opportunity to do so. The city’s own analysis found that by building the Basic Bike Network we can double the number of people biking downtown - and this is a crucial piece of that network.
Thank you for your leadership in creating a city where everyone has transportation options to get around safely.