Using a new online survey, community input will be collected until the end of the year.
In October Central Seattle Greenways, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, and the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict held a community design workshop that brought 150 people together to discuss their potential design ideas for the protected bike lanes coming to Pike and Pine Street on Capitol Hill in 2019.
The protected bike lanes will operate in separate directions on Pike and Pine between I-5 and 1st Avenue downtown; however, on Capitol Hill the City has determined the bike lane will need to run on Pike Street only until it connects with the existing protected bike lane on Broadway. As a result, big decisions will need to made about several important design features such as:
- On which street cyclists will transition from Pine Street to the protected bike lanes on Pike Street. Current options being explored include Minor, Melrose, and Bellevue Avenue.
- Whether to have separate one-way lanes on opposite sides of the street or a single bike lane with two way traffic on one side of the street.
- How much space to dedicate to on-street parking, loading zones, and community features such as parklets.
Concerned that not all community needs were represented at the workshop, the organizers have decided to extend the conversation using an online survey that will be open until the end of the year.
“We particularly want to hear from blind, deaf, and mobility challenged communities, communities of color, nightlife businesses, Seattle Central College students, delivery drivers, and ride-for-hire drivers,” said Brie Gyncild of Central Greenways, one of the event organizers.