Delridge Neighborhood Greenway Safety Project
Neighborhood greenways are residential streets where signs and pavement markings are used to guide people along the route; and speed and volume management measures discourage cars from avoiding main streets by cutting through on neighborhood streets. These amenities can be especially beneficial for families, children and seniors who might find these routes more comfortable than busier nearby streets. Local access to homes along neighborhood greenways is always preserved and there are usually minimal, if any changes to on-street parking. Visit our neighborhood greenways home page to learn more.
Construction is starting!
The following graphics and text describe what changes you will see and where. Construction will run from May to October and may require temporary on-street parking restrictions. Adjacent properties will be notified in advance of work.
The future Delridge Neighborhood Greenway is approximately 1.5 miles long and follows 26th Ave SW for the majority of the route, improving access to parks, shops, community centers and libraries, and services. The greenway starts on 26th Ave SW at the stairs to the High Point Community, travels north to SW Andover Street, then east to Delridge Way SW. SDOT is currently designing a widened sidewalk on Delridge Way SW between SW Andover Street and the West Seattle Bridge Trail, with construction planned in 2014. This route was originally proposed by the North Delridge Neighborhood Council as a key corridor for improving pedestrian and bicycle access in Delridge.
Project elements along the greenway route will include:
Learn more by reading our “Questions and Answers” handout.
This project invests about $430,000 in improvements and is locally funded by the nine-year voter approved Bridging the Gap Levy.
November, 2012: Greenway Planning Public Meeting
Last fall, SDOT met with the North Delridge Neighborhood Council, hosted two public meetings, spoke one-on-one with residents on 26th Ave SW, and proposed adding a neighborhood greenway along 26th Ave SW. Read the PowerPoint presentation and display boards used at the meetings to learn more.
We’ve also heard interest in expanding greenways in Delridge to form a network of connected streets in the neighborhood, focusing on 21st Ave SW. SDOT started gathering preliminary data at the open houses, and will be studying this corridor in 2013.
Questions or Comments about the Delridge Greenway? Contact SDOT at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 684-7583.