Second Avenue Protected Bike Lane Demonstration Project
Updated July 21, 2014
Second Avenue is a hopping corridor with many destinations including restaurants, hotels, entertainment and cultural venues, office space and more. Adding a protected bike lane offers people a great option for getting to these places, along with riding the bus, walking and of course driving.
Parking is a key piece of the transportation puzzle. As a limited resource that’s often in high demand, SDOT manages on-street parking to:
On-street parking along Second Avenue
For those driving, on-street two-hour parking along Second Avenue will continue to be available next to the new protected bike lane at all times except during peak travel times.
SDOT will evaluate traffic operations once the protected bike lane is in place to confirm restrictions are needed and that they are working.
Off-street parking around Second Avenue
There are thousands of parking spaces available in garages and lots around Center City Seattle. Visitors can plan ahead and decide where they should park by using DowntownSeattleParking.com. Go to the web site and simply click a parking dot on the map to get rates hours and directions for a specific lot or garage.
Drivers can also find real-time parking information online or follow dynamic signs at key downtown points for garages participating in e-Park. The dynamic signs show how many spaces are currently available in each garage. Real-time parking information takes the guesswork out of parking, helps reduce congestion and leaves more time to enjoy Downtown.
There are also numerous bike racks along the corridor!