One remark seemed off. You described the origin of Rainier Avenue South as a state highway. The origin may have been a streetcar. It may have eventually extended to Renton. It was replaced by an electric trolleybus route in about 1940. SR-900 may have led to Empire Way South, now MLK Jr. Way South. The north part of Rainier Avenue South has become a strode, a wide multilane arterial. It also has an interchange north of South Massachusetts Street with I-90. Before it was complete, South Dearborn Street carried the I-90 traffic.
You correctly describe the main bike pathway issue in SE Seattle: the three major options all carry heavy transit routes and are diagonal; it is difficult to add bike infrastructure. I suggest that transit be removed from MLK between the G Line terminal and South Plum Street; it could more easily have bike infrastructure and it would connect with the I-90, South Dearborn, and get close to the Arboretum.
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