Many people bike west on Pine between Broadway and 2nd, in part because the street is one-way westbound downtown and in part because there are painted bike lanes on Pine. So it makes sense that we'd assume westbound lanes would be on Pine.
The City considered making Pike and Pine one-way all the way to Broadway and continuing the bike lanes from downtown on the same side of each street. But making Pike and Pine one-way would mean rerouting buses onto Pike that currently travel on Pine -- and rerouting those buses would require new trolley wires, which would likely cost tens of millions of dollars.
If the buses aren't rerouted, it's very challenging to find space on Pine to install a protected bike lane and provide adequate space for bus loading and unloading. We've been told repeatedly that it's unlikely to happen. Since our goal is to understand the community's priorities and be able to advocate for them, we're focusing on the alignments that are likely to occur.