Delridge/Highland Park Neighborhood Greenway
Creating a network of family-friendly residential streets
April 2, 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.
In 2013, the city conducted a survey and held two public meetings to identify the most promising route and safety improvements for a neighborhood greenway in the Delridge/Highland Park community. After analyzing data and reviewing public input, the most-promising greenway route is 17th Avenue SW from Roxbury to SW Kenyon or Holden Streets. SDOT worked with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) to find opportunities to combine a greenway with natural drainage – rain gardens built along the edges of streets. 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.
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.