This weekend the Seattle Department of Transportation will install a two-way protected bike lane along the east side of Second Avenue between Pike Street and Yesler Way, as well as a small portion along Pike Street between First and Second avenues and Yesler Way between Occidental and Second Avenue. Work will occur between 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 5, 6 and 7. The protected bike lane will make it safer and more comfortable for people riding bikes through downtown, and the new facility will be open for use starting Sept. 8.
No parking or loading will be allowed on the east side during work hours. People biking will be detoured into the travel lane with motorists. The travel lane next to the bike lane will be closed block by block as installation occurs. Work will start on the north end of the project on Sept. 5 so that construction noise and activity does not interfere with Pioneer Square’s First Thursday, which has been moved to Friday, Sept. 5.