University Neighborhood Greenway
Creating a network of family-friendly residential streets
April 14, 2014
Seattle is building a network of neighborhood greenways. Neighborhood greenways are safer, calmer residential streets for you, your family, neighbors and customers. On streets with low car volumes and speeds a greenway can:
Neighborhood greenways are not car free zones, do not add bike lanes and there are minimal if any on-street parking impacts.
SDOT hosted two public meetings and a ‘Walk and Talk on Your Block’ to gather input on building a neighborhood greenway in the U District neighborhood. The input we received has had a positive influence on the project. Based on feedback, agency coordination and our evaluation we have concluded that 12th Avenue NE and the improvements shown on the map would serve the neighborhood well. Not shown on the map, but also included in the project are wayfinding signs, reducing the speed from 25MPH to 20MPH and some minor pavement and sidewalk repairs. These enhancements complement the UW Pedestrian Corridor Improvement Project on NE Campus Parkway, the Maple and Terry Halls project and new light rail station under construction. They also support future Green Streets being planned along Brooklyn Avenue N and NE 43rd and 42nd streets. Construction of the greenway is scheduled to happen in summer/fall of 2014.
November 2013: Public Meeting #1
Winter 2013/14: Site visits, evaluation and design
March 2014: Public Meeting #2 and final design
Summer/Fall 2014: Construction
Project design is locally funded by the nine-year voter approved Bridging the Gap Levy.