Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. Recreation
  3. Endurance Sports

Trails, greenways, and bike routes: Part V: Downtown east to west streets

See also

Part V is part of a continuing series to acquaint bicyclists with popular bicycling routes in Seattle. Listed below with brief descriptions are some recommended east-west streets popular for commuting.

More Photos

Broad: Sharrows from Elliott Ave to 1st

Bell: One-way toward downtown with sharrows from 6th down to 2nd.

Blanchard: One-way away from downtown with sharrows from 1st to Western Ave

Virginia: One-way away from downtown to 8th Ave with sharrows from 2nd to Fairview Ave where the recommended bike route veers left onto Fairview with sharrows ending at Denny.

Stewart: One-way toward downtown with sharrows all the way to 1st; not continuing down the cobblestone hill into Pike Place Market.

Pine: One-way toward downtown is also cobblestoned between 1st and Pike Place Market. This is not a suggested bike route between 9th Ave and the Seattle Waterfront and have no bike lanes or sharrows. However, beginning at 9th where Pine becomes two-way there are sharrows with an uphill bike lane. Just past the I-5 on-ramp sharrows give way to bike lanes which continue intermittent to Broadway.

Pike: One-way away from downtown beginning with Pike Place Market. Bicyclists should be aware that the street is cobblestoned coming out of the market. At 9th Ave, Pike becomes two-way. Again this is not a recommended bike route though used by many.

Seneca: Sharrows from 1st to 7th near I-5.

Yesler: The Elliott Bay Trail* ends at Yesler with a detour temporarily due to the on-going viaduct replacement project. See recommended website for more details. Sharrows on Yesler become bike lanes at 4th Ave on uphill side all the way to 31st Ave. E

Jackson: Jackson is marked with sharrows from 12 Ave. E crossing Rainier Ave S and continuing to 16th Ave E. At 17th sharrows change to bike lanes which continue to Frink Park near Lake Washington. *

*Elliott Bay Trail detour directs both walkers and bicyclists to turn right onto Jackson where it leads across the Viaduct/Alaskan Way construction zone.

Here are some useful websites to use as a resource for navigating through the viaduct/tunnel project:
SDOT construction map
Viaduct schedule
Travelers' map
Downloadable pdf map

See Cascade Bicycle Club's Bikewise map for crashes, hazards, and thefts,

Advertisement

Sports

  • Lance Armstrong steps back into the spotlight with a new instructional video
    Video
    Watch Video
  • The Penguins and Canadiens take early series leads in the Stanley Cup Playoffs
    NHL
  • It only took 14 innings, but the Red Sox emerge victorious over Chicago 6-4
    MLB
  • Chris Johnson finally finds a home, signing a 2-year deal with the Jets
    NFL
  • Falcons owner Arthur Blank will bring an MLS franchise to Atlanta in 2017
    Soccer
  • The NBA Playoffs are set, find out which team has the best odds to win it all
    NBA

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!