Beacon Hill Bike Route

Updated July 29, 2020

What's happening now? 

Image indicating that we are in the early design portion of the project lifecycle

We are in the planning stage for this project and are focusing on gathering input and feedback from the community. 

How you can get involved: 

Attend the online presentation 5 to 6 PM Wednesday, August 12 
Transcripts available in English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese 
Click here to join via Webex | Password: BeaconHillBike 

Project Overview

SDOT is building a bike route in segments, from the Dr. Jose Rizal Bridge to the intersection of Beacon Ave S and 39th Ave S. Segment 1 will extend from Dr. Jose Rizal Bridge to S Spokane St, Segment 2 will cover S Spokane St to S Myrtle St, and Segment 3 will be from S Myrtle to S 39th St. The city is considering a variety of bike improvements, including protected bike lanes and neighborhood greenways. Construction is expected to begin in 2023.  

Project map of entire bike lane project

The project was included on the 2019 Bike Master Plan Implementation Plan and considered a high priority connection. This means it scored high compared to other projects when considering the following criteria: SDOT uses the following criteria when evaluating projects: safety, connectivity, equity, ridership, and livability, as well as policy directives, community interest, and geographic balance. The plan also considers projects that can be completed at the same time as other projects involving major work on a street, as well as opportunities to leverage funding. 


Project Benefits

This bike route will:

  • Serve as a major bike thoroughfare in southeast Seattle, connecting people from downtown to the City's southern limit
  • Enable easier access to bike lanes for people biking from South King County and provide critical infrastructure for people biking in southeast Seattle. 
  • Offer bicyclists improvements to increase safety as they travel through southeast Seattle. 

Project Area

This project will extend from the Dr. Jose Rizal Bridge to the intersection of Beacon Ave S and 39th Ave S, with three segments of design and construction.  

Beacon Hill Segment 1 Map

Segment 1 Alternatives- Click to enlarge

Beacon Hill Bike Route Segment 2
Segment 2 - Click to Enlarge

Beacon Hill Bike Route Segment 3
Segment 3 - Click to englarge


Starting Spring 2020: Early design 
August 2020: Seeking community feedback on Segment 1 route alternatives for bike improvements 
September 2020: Seeking community feedback on Segments 2 and 3 alternatives for bike improvements
Ongoing 2020: Additional outreach to neighbors, businesses, and community members and organizations
Fall 2020: Announce preferred route alternatives for bike improvements
Later in 2020: Complete 30% design
2023: Construction begins 


Project Fact Sheet (English)

Project Map (Total)

Segment 1 Map

Segment 2 Map

Segment 3 Map

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