Seattle Neighborhood Greenways - Safer, Calm Residential Streets
Seattle is building a network of neighborhood greenways. Neighborhood greenways are safer, calm residential streets for you, your family and neighbors. On streets with low car volumes and speeds a greenway can:
Neighborhood greenways do not add bike lanes and there are minimal if any on-street parking impacts. They are mostly funded through the nine-year voter approved Bridging the Gap Levy. SDOT has received many requests for them. In fact, many residents are so enthused they’ve started Seattle Neighborhood Greenways to help bring them to their neighborhood.
Neighborhood greenways start with a good foundation and make small improvements that add up to a big difference. Every neighborhood is unique, however, there are a few common greenway elements we can use everywhere.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.
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.