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West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway

Creating a network of family-friendly residential street

March 9, 2017

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Our survey is now closed. Thanks to all who participated. Stay tuned for further outreach activities.

Project Description

Weve been engaging with people in West Seattle to help us design a neighborhood greenway that connects residents with schools, parks, local businesses, and the greater transportation network. The new greenway will bring affordable, active transportation options for all ages and abilities.


Photo Credit: Flickr/Dennis Hamilton

Neighborhood Greenways

We're building a network of neighborhood greenways in West Seattle and across the city. 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:

  • Improve safety
  • Help people cross busy streets
  • Discourage cut-through traffic
  • Protect the residential character of our neighborhoods
  • Keep speeds low
  • Get people to where they want to go; places like parks, schools, shops and restaurants

Neighborhood greenways are not car-free zones or bike lane projects and have minimal, if any, on-street parking impacts.

Project Elements
West Seattle neighborhood greenway study area:

  • During phase 1 of outreach, we invited people to learn about and share their preferences on several route options.
  • Our proposal for the south end included the greenway route going north-south on 30th Ave SW, 34th Ave SW, and 36th/37th Ave SW.
  • Greenway route options at the north end included the Alaska Junction business district, Camp Long entrance at SW Dawson St, and the existing Delridge greenway east of the West Seattle Golf Course at SW Brandon St.

New crossing signal:

  • We also showed a new crossing signal at the northern end SW 35th Ave. Signal options included SW Graham St for all route options and SW Dawson St for the Camp Long option

Route options data

These maps show speeds, volumes, and slopes along both the north route options and the south route options. We use data to help us choose the most promising route. Download maps in the project library below.

Project schedule

The first phase of outreach started in summer 2016 and concluded in December 2016. The next phase will begin in winter 2017. During this phase, well share the most promising route and get feedback from community members. Construction of the greenway is scheduled to take place in 2019.

Project background

The West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway project came from city planning efforts and community requests.

The Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) calls for neighborhood greenways primarily located on 34th Ave SW, as well as 36th Ave SW / 37th Ave.

Project library

Project funding

Approved by voters in 2015, the 9-year, $930 million Levy to Move Seattle provides funding to improve safety for all travelers, maintain our streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city. Learn more at www.seattle.gov/LevytoMoveSeattle.

Project Contact

Dan Anderson
Sr. Communications Outreach Specialist
dan.a.anderson@seattle.gov
(206) 684-8105

Translation and Interpretation

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