South Seattle bike route changes coming

posted Nov 5, 2010, 8:40 PM by Luke Hizer   [ updated Nov 5, 2010, 8:46 PM ]
Also reported by the Bicycle Paper, as the 99 construction gets underway from Holgate to King, changes are planned to the bike routes. Interestingly, the release also mentions that the project will add more bicycle routes and trails, welcome news in a generally crappy area to ride.

Crews have begun replacing the southern mile of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, between S. Holgate and S. King streets, with a new side-by-side roadway. This project will also add new bicycle and pedestrian paths along SR 99 that connect to existing downtown trails.

Bicyclists and pedestrians frequently use the nearby surface streets that will be affected by this work. There’s steady foot traffic between the waterfront, stadiums, and local businesses, and Alaskan Way S. is one of the most active bicycle commuting corridors in Seattle. During construction we are committed to maintaining a safe and reliable path for bicyclists and pedestrians who rely on these routes.

The entire WSDOT release is here, for additional information.