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Creating a network of family-friendly residential streets

Updated July 13, 2016

Construction is starting!

Construction will happen in two phases. The first phase runs from July to September 2016 and the second phase happens in 2017. Scroll down to see a map of the traffic safety improvements being made. Impacts will include short-term sidewalk and street closures, possible detours, tree trimming, noise, dust and vibration. We appreciate your patience during this time.

UPDATE: Street tree trimming along the E Columbia St is complete!


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Project Description

Seattle is building a network of neighborhood greenways. Neighborhood greenways are safer, calmer residential streets for you, your family, neighbors and customers.

Neighborhood greenways are not car free zones, do not add bike lanes and there are minimal if any on-street parking impacts.
In September 2014, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) hosted the first of two public meetings to present alternatives and gather feedback on an east-west neighborhood greenway in the Central Area. Since then, our team evaluated the public feedback received and conducted a technical analysis to propose the most promising route and recommend traffic safety improvements as outlined on the map below.

The greenway is being proposed along E Columbia St from Broadway to 33rd Ave and along 33rd Ave from E Columbia St to E Spring St. Recommendations include crossing improvements, traffic calming, stop signs facing north and south on residential streets, wayfinding signs, sharrows, reduced speed limit signs from 25 MPH to 20 MPH, pavement and sidewalk repairs.

Project Map

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Interim curb blubs are constructed with paint and posts and will be replaced in 2017 with concrete. Not shown on the map: one speed hump per block, except on steep hills; new stop signs on streets crossing the greenway route; pavement markings and greenway signs.

Project Funding

This project is funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015. Learn more about the levy at

Project Materials

September 2014 Open House Announcement
September 2014 Open House Presentation
May 2015 Open House Announcement
May 2015 Open House Presentation
May 2015 Open House Boards
May 2015 Open House Comment Form
May 2015 Open House Meeting Summary
2016 Construction Notice

Project Contacts

Summer Jawson, Project Manager at
or (206) 684-8264

Dawn Schellenberg, Community Engagement Liason at or (206) 684-5189


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