1st Ave and Broad St Complete Street Extension Project

October 6, 2020

What's happening now?

We are moving forward with the design of a 2-way protected bike lane on 1st Ave and Broad St. We are seeking input from neighbors and community members on how they are currently using loading zones in the area. We will incorporate this feedback into our load zone relocation discussions. Please take a few minute to fill out this online survey and share your thoughts with us. The survey remains open until 5 PM October 31.

Project Description

The 1st Ave and Broad St Complete Street Extension Project will build bicycle and pedestrian improvements connecting Belltown to the future arena at Seattle Center and to the Uptown neighborhood, helping to fulfill the City's Bicycle Master Plan vision to make riding a bike an integral part of daily life in Seattle.

In coordination with the proposed opening of the new arena at Seattle Center in 2021, this project will construct two-way protected bike lanes along Broad St between 2nd Ave and 1st Ave, and along 1st Ave between Broad St and Denny Way. This project will connect the new arena at Seattle Center with the existing protected bike lane along 2nd Ave, which will continue to provide additional access to the Seattle Center campus at 2nd Avenue and Denny Way. This project will also connect to the future 1st Ave N and Queen Anne Ave N protected bike lanes, partially completing the bike network between Belltown and Uptown neighborhoods.

This project is identified and funded by the North Downtown Mobility Action Program (NODO MAP).

Project Background

The North Downtown Mobility Action Program (NODO MAP) was developed in late 2019 to support access and livability in North Downtown, which includes the Uptown, Belltown, and South Lake Union neighborhoods. The program builds on existing community planning efforts, reviews existing community plans and planned projects, and is closely linked to the redevelopment of the Seattle Center arena.

Project Map

Map showing proposed protected bike facility
Please note this map shows the proposed project scope and is not to scale.

What are protected bike lanes?

A protected bike lane is an exclusive bike facility that combines the user experience of a separated path with the on-street infrastructure of a conventional bike lane. A protected bike lane is physically separated from motor traffic and distinct from the sidewalks.

These lanes have different forms but all share common elements - they provide space that is intended to be exclusively or primarily used for bicycles, and are separated from motor vehicle travel lanes, parking lanes, and sidewalks. Learn more at our protected bike lane page.

Funding

This project is identified and funded by the North Downtown Mobility Action Program (NODO MAP).

Schedule

Project schedule

*Draft schedule of the project is preliminary. Intent of project completion is to be aligned with anticipated opening of the new arena at Seattle Center.