Pike Pine Streetscape and Bicycle Improvements

Project status

Timeline image of the progression of the Pike-Pine project from Design Development to Closeout, showing that it is currently in the Construction phase

about the project

Pike Pine Streetscape and Bicycle Improvements (a part of the Downtown Seattle Association’s Pike Pine Renaissance program) will provide a vibrant pedestrian experience on Pike and Pine streets between Capitol Hill and the Pike Place Market, with connections to the new waterfront. The City of Seattle’s Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects is designing this project in coordination with the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to improve east-west connections between the waterfront and surrounding neighborhoods. 

The future Pike and Pine streets will be safe and comfortable for all users, with more visible crosswalks, wider sidewalks, more greenery, protected bike lanes and more seating and street activity. Pike and Pine will also have a more consistent character and identity from end to end.

We will make Pike and Pine Streets one-way streets from First Avenue to Bellevue Avenue, with Pike Street being one-way eastbound and Pine Street being one-way west bound. By switching to one-way streets east of 8th Avenue the project can provide much more room for pedestrians and bikes, and a safe and more pleasant experience for all users.

Specifically, the project will add and shift existing protected bike lanes to create a bike lane couplet on Pike and Pine Streets between Second and Melrose Avenues, with the east-bound bike lane traveling along the north side of Pike Street and the west-bound bike lane traveling along the south side of Pine Street. Bike lanes will be separated from traffic by a planted buffer or curbed island.

We recommend you take a look at the renderings in the slider above for more detailed information about the 300 block of Pine and the Pike and Pine street bridges. 

Cherry trees on Pike Street

The Pike Pine Streetscapes and Bicycle Improvements Project secured 27 cherry trees for planting around the city. Existing cherry trees on Pike Street were replaced with eight new trees between 1st and 2nd Avenues. In coordination with the Japanese American community and the staff of the Consulate General of Japan, the city developed a commemorative plaque explaining the cultural significance of the trees and their symbolic connection to the Japanese American farmers who had a large historic presence at the adjacent Pike Place Market. Angela Brady, director of the Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects, presided over a ceremony to unveil the plaque on December 6, 2023. Speakers included the Consul General of Japan Makoto Iyori, Mayor Bruce Harrell and Karen Yoshitomi, Executive Director of the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW).

Honoring Mayor Harrell’s commitment to plant three trees for each one removed, the city planted an additional eight trees on the Park Promenade along the waterfront, and 11 at the JCCCW the Chinatown International District.


Artists Derek Bruno and Gage Hamilton, working as a team, were selected as team artists for the Pike Pine Streetscape and Bicycle Improvements. In collaboration with the project team, they have developed a concept that will unify Pike and Pine streets, creating a legible path from Capitol Hill through the downtown retail core to Pike Place Market, a gateway to the waterfront. The artists will work to create a unifying identity for these streets and sited artwork through activate key locations along the route.


Pine St one-way westbound flyer March 2024 [PDF, 1,192 KB]

Pike St one-way eastbound flyer November 2023 [PDF, 362 KB]

Pike St cherry tree commemorative plaque unveiling ceremony (video) December 2024

Cherry tree removal FAQ March 2023 [PDF, 141 KB]

Pike and Pine bike lane impacts construction flyer February 2023 [PDF, 193 KB]

Pike and Pine construction flyer January 2023 [PDF, 1,167 KB]

Project Fact Sheet 

Video about the design (available with español, 简体中文 and Soomaali captions). October 2021[Youtube link]

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