Georgetown to Downtown Safety Project

November 17, 2023

What’s happening now?

The Georgetown to Downtown Safety Project is nearing final design!

Join us for a virtual public meeting on Thursday, November 30 from 6 - 7 PM to hear about project updates. We'll highlight what's new in the design plans, share more about the outreach we've been doing with the SODO Business Improvement Area (BIA), and host a live Q&A. We hope to see you there!

When: Thursday, November 30 | 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Where: Zoom Meeting (click to join)

Call-In Option: Prefer to join by phone? Follow these instructions:

Dial: +1 (253) 215-8782

Enter Meeting Number: 872 7061 6400

Can't make it?

The virtual public meeting will be recorded and we'll post a the recording and a summary of the Q&A here after the meeting for anyone who couldn't join us on November 30.

What's new?

We made some big changes to the design to better support our local community. We’re working with the SODO BIA to visit businesses that will be affected by these changes. Business owners and bike advocates are excited about the changes we made to the design!

  • Moved the SODO Trail connection from S Forest St to S Lander St
  • Designed the northern connection to downtown

See the updated project map below.

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

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Project Description

As part of Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) we are building a new protected bike lane connecting Georgetown to Downtown.

The new connection will be the final link in a system of north-south bike trails between Seattle and South King County. This bike system includes the Green River Trail and the South Park to Georgetown Trail.  These changes will also make the light rail network more accessible for communities in Georgetown and South Park.

Project Goals

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

Project Map

The new route on 6th Ave S connects to Airport Way S in the south and to the SODO Trail at S Forest St, which continues north to downtown.

Outreach & Schedule

A progression of project phases is labeled: planning, design, construction. A label titled “we are here” indicates that this project is in the early design phase.



60% design virtual public meeting recording (August 2023)

60% design virtual public meeting questions and answers summary (August 2023)

60% design plan (August 2023)

Fact sheet (August 2023)

30% design virtual public meeting recording (May 2023)

30% design virtual meeting questions and answers summary (May 2023)


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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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