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Second Avenue Protected Bike Lane Demonstration Project
Parking along Second Avenue

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:

  • Balance competing needs (transit, customers, residents, shared vehicles),
  • Move people and goods efficiently,
  • Support business district vitality, and
  • Create livable neighborhoods.

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.
On blocks where left turns exist, parking will be restricted Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 AM and from 3 to 7 PM. To make room for cars waiting to make left hand turns during the late afternoon and early evening hours, parking will be restricted on all other blocks from 3 to 7 PM.

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.

Bike Parking

There are also numerous bike racks along the corridor!


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