Georgetown to Downtown Safety Project

April 25, 2023

What’s happening now?

Thank you to community members for joining our virtual public meeting on March 30, 2023! Missed the meeting? Watch a video of the recorded meeting to learn more. See what others asked about the project in a summary of questions and answers.

We are working to create safer options for people walking, rolling, biking, and driving through SODO and between Georgetown and Downtown. Our design for a protected bike lane and other safety improvements reached the 30% design milestone and reflects some of the suggestions we heard from the community. Please note we recently changed the project name to better reflect the safety improvements we are making to connect Georgetown to Downtown.

If you have any questions about the project, please call: (206) 900-8734 or email us at

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Project Description

Seattle has a Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) which provides a framework for improving the bicycling environment throughout the city. The BMP recommends a protected bike lane connecting Georgetown to Downtown as the final link in a system of regional bike trails including the Green River Trail and South Park to Georgetown Trail that provide north-south bike travel for communities between Seattle and South King County. The new bike lane will also create connections to transit, linking Georgetown and South Park to the regional light rail network. 

Project Goals

  • Enhance safety for all roadway users
  • Improve access and travel options from downtown Seattle to Georgetown and South Park
  • Retain as much parking as possible along the corridor
  • Provide a comfortable and predictable bicycle connection between Georgetown, South Park, SODO, and Downtown

Project Map

Map of proposed project route on 6th Ave S connecting from Airport Way S from Georgetown through SODO to downtown.


This project was funded by the voter-approved Move Seattle Levy. Learn more about the Levy to Move Seattle.

Outreach & Schedule

Graphic showing project schedule



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Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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