Delridge/Highland Park Neighborhood Greenway
Creating a network of family-friendly residential streets
Last updated: June 4, 2015
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; they do not add bike lanes; and there are minimal, if any, on-street parking impacts. Learn more about greenways here.
The greenway will run north-south, connecting White Center to the West Seattle Bridge trail. The greenway route will run generally along 17th Avenue SW in the south and 21st Avenue SW in the north. For a full description of the improvements we designed for this greenway and the route, please see the attached map. Some of the changes will include:
The greenway route was selected based on various factors, including evaluating streets for low car volumes, speeds and collisions, road grade (or steepness), and input we heard from the community.
SDOT is working with Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) to design curb extensions with natural drainage systems along 17th Avenue SW, between SW Henderson Street and SW Kenyon Street. To learn more about SPU’s Delridge Natural Drainage Systems project, check out their Webpage or contact Don Anderson, SPU Project Manager, at email@example.com or call (206) 233-1086.
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. We received valuable feedback on traffic safety concerns, destinations where people want to walk and bike to, as well as known drainage and sewer backup problems. After analyzing data and reviewing public input, the most-promising greenway route was determined to be 17th Avenue SW from Roxbury to SW Kenyon or Holden Streets and 21st Avenue SW on the north end.
Project outreach has included:
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. This project is part of a $3.8 million budget to design and construct the 2015 Ballard and Delridge/Highland Park Greenways.
The natural drainage portion of the project is being funded by SPU.
The project reached final design this spring and we are in the process of securing a contractor to build the greenway. While the construction schedule is not yet finalized, we anticipate construction will begin as soon as early August and finish by early 2016. We will notify residents along the route in advance of construction.
Visit SPU’s Web page to learn more about SPU’s schedule to construct natural drainage infrastructure on 17th Avenue SW in Delridge.
Past Outreach and Materials
Project Outreach Team