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Pike People Street

The survey has closed – thank you for participating! Stay tuned for a final report this fall.

Project Background

The concept for a pedestrian street program originated from community interest in testing a pedestrian street closure for Pike-Pine. Through a collaborative process involving the public, business community, and City staff, Pike People Street was developed. The program was first tested during three Saturday nights in the summer of 2015, and again during three pilots in the fall of 2016. After a post-pilot analysis and listening to community feedback, we’re expanding the program to run more consistently this summer.

Neighborhood Details

Pike/Pine is a dense center of residential and commercial activity, and it will only become busier in the coming years. About 32,530 people live in the First Hill - Capitol Hill Urban Village Demographic Area and 86,850 people live in Council District 3, of which Pike/Pine is a part.

Over 65 businesses are located in the six-block area we focused on. With new buildings coming in that have ground-level storefronts, this number will also be expanding.

On a typical summer weekend night, we observed 25,000-30,000 people walking in the area. When the neighborhood was originally laid-out, they didn't anticipate this level of activity on the streets. Pike People Street aims to take this limited street space and create the appropriate balance between vehicle access, pedestrian mobility, and streetscape activation.

Contact

We'd be happy to talk by email, on the phone, or in person.

Email: brian.henry@seattle.gov 
Phone: 206-684-5146
Mail: PO BOX 34996
Seattle, WA 98104

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