Delridge/Highland Park Neighborhood Greenway
Neighborhood greenways provide people of all ages and abilities with comfortable and attractive places to walk, ride a bike, skate and run. They are residential streets where speed and volume traffic calming measures discourage cars from avoiding main streets by cutting through on neighborhood streets: and signs and pavement markings are used to guide people along the route. Local access to homes along neighborhood greenways is always preserved. Visit our neighborhood greenways home page to learn more.
The city is studying the neighborhoods to the east of Delridge Way SW to determine the potential for a greenway. Our study is focusing on the routes shown on the map shown here. SDOT is working with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) to find opportunities to combine a greenway with natural drainage – rain gardens built along the edges of streets. Over the next six months staff will meet with community members to discuss the best route, what type of traffic calming and natural drainage improvements might be needed and develop a design. Improvements may include:
Project design of the neighborhood greenway is locally funded by the nine-year voter-approved Bridging the Gap Levy. The natural drainage portion is funded by SPU.
Project Schedule for Neighborhood Greenway Portion
Visit SPU’s web page to learn more about the schedule to construct natural drainage in Delridge.
Last July, the city conducted a survey and held a public meeting to discuss possible routes for a neighborhood greenway in the Delridge/Highland Park community (read the presentation and display boards for more details). After analyzing data and reviewing public input, the most-promising greenway route is 17th Avenue SW from Roxbury to SW Kenyon or Holden Streets. More studies will be done to see how to best make the connection north of Graham Street up to the West Seattle Bridge Trail. We will have a meeting this fall to get additional input from community members on this alignment. Potential east-west neighborhood greenway routes are also being considered for implementation in the future.
What kind of public input did we consider?
Staff also walked and biked around your neighborhood to review different routes and observe locations and grades. Other information considered included traffic volume, speed, and collision data.
Questions? Contact John Vander Sluis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.684.4617.