A new connection between Downtown and the waterfront just opened. I live nearby, so I gave it a bit of a test walk. It’s not as bad as maybe Twitter would have you believe. There are buildings blocking most of it from the waterfront. So it isn’t Viaduct Part 2, but at the same time, there isn’t much of a view.
There are sidewalks and bike paths. They may be smaller than you might want, but I am glad that activists have made that sort of thing necessary in projects, even if they absolutely shouldn’t be satisfied. I think when family comes to town and we show them Pike Place, it’ll be easier to show them the waterfront.
But ultimately, the issue is more cars on the waterfront and in the urban core. And yeah, there are already a lot of cars on it. I imagine it will be gridlocked pretty frequently, especially during rush hour.
Anyway, please wash your hands right now and get vaccinated or boosted if you’re eligible.