The work on the Elliott Bay bike trail is nearly complete. Tonight, the south-bound portion was open which is pretty exciting if you’ve been riding through the crazy construction zone for the last few months.
I expect the north bound section will open in a the next day or two.
This is going to be a very nice, safe improvement for people who ride from the south end into Pioneer Square.
The biggest improvement is with the north-bound section: bikes will continue from the current bike lane straight through onto the new section. It keeps you out of the way of trucks pulling onto the new overpass near the Bertha Big Dig. It’s been pretty unpleasant for the last few months, crossing a few lanes of truck traffic, threading your way onto the bike path. It’s been downright dangerous at times as noted elsewhere
SDOT is really making room for bicycles and people on our streets, a sign that things are improving here in Seattle. This is also a very nice improvement for pedestrians walking to and from Pioneer Square. Another reason to enjoy living here!