Seattle Neighborhood Greenways—Places to Walk and Bike
Our mission is to deliver a safe, reliable, efficient and socially equitable transportation system that enhances Seattle’s environment and economic vitality. Neighborhood greenways are one piece of the system. Neighborhood greenways provide people of all ages and abilities with comfortable and attractive places to walk, ride a bike, skate and run. They connect you to parks, schools and local shops and are mostly funded through the nine-year voter approved Bridging the Gap Levy. SDOT has received many requests for this type of facility. In fact, many residents are so enthused they’ve started Seattle Neighborhood Greenways to help bring them to their neighborhood.
Instructions on How to Use Neighborhood Greenways
Be Super Safe
The City of Seattle’s road safety campaign, Be Super Safe, is an ongoing effort to reach zero traffic fatalities and serious injuries. When driving, walking and bicycling we ask that you Be Super Safe and follow the rules of the road.
What’s Happening in Other Cities?
Neighborhood Greenways, also called Bike Boulevards in some cities, are sprouting up across the country. See what other cities are doing by visiting the links below.
Want to See a Neighborhood Greenway in Action?
Local, National and International Bicycle Design Guidelines
The Seattle Bicycle Master Plan guides the development of a citywide bicycling network, programs to encourage more bike riding, and activities and tools to measure our progress. The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Urban Bikeway Design Guide is also a primary source for Seattle’s new bike designs. This document was created out of an extensive worldwide literature search from design guidelines and real-life experience; as well as the input of a panel of urban bikeway planning professionals from NACTO member cities, traffic engineers, planners, and academics.