A Pike Place Market that Works for Everyone

Image of iconic main entrance to Pike Place Market with people walking in the street while a large SUV pushes through the crowd

Dear Seattle City Council,

I love Pike Place Market, but I don’t love the cars driving through the middle of it. They make me feel unsafe, uncomfortable, and unwelcome.

Please make the street a better experience for everyone — people walking, rolling, loading/unloading goods, and shopping, by restricting through-traffic and opening up opportunities such as more vendors, seating, art, music, or load zones. Markets around the world have figured out how to do this while maintaining vendor loading/unloading, and we can too.

If Pike Place Market made the street more welcoming and easier to shop at, I would be more likely to come and visit and spend money at the market.

Please support funding for improvements to Pike Place in the next transportation levy.