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Hiawatha Place S Neighborhood Greenway

Creating a network of family-friendly residential streets

April 15, 2014

Project Description

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:

  • Improve safety
  • Help people cross busy streets
  • Discourage cut-thru traffic
  • Protect the residential character of our neighborhoods
  • Keep speeds low
  • Get people to where they want to go like parks, schools, shops and restaurants

Neighborhood greenways are not car free zones, do not add bike lanes and there are minimal if any on-street parking impacts.

This spring were evaluating a small route along Hiawatha Place S. between S Dearborn Street and the I-90 Trail. Weve meet with a small group of local business owners and the Jackson Place Community Council to share traffic data and recommended safety improvements. Next, we are planning to send a mailer to properties adjacent to the proposed neighborhood greenway. The presentation with more detail about neighborhood greenways, traffic data and recommended safety improvements is available below under Project Outreach.

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Project Schedule

April 2014: Meet with Jackson Place Community Council

Spring 2014: Site visits, evaluation, design and additional outreach

Summer/Fall 2014: Construction

Project Funding

Project design is locally funded by the nine-year voter approved Bridging the Gap Levy.

Project Outreach

April Jackson Place Community Council Presentation

Project Contacts

Emily Ehlers, Project Manager at Emily.Ehlers@Seattle.gov or (206) 684-8264

Dawn Schellenberg, Community Engagement Liaison at Dawn.Schellenberg@Seattle.gov or (206) 684-5189

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