Madison Park Neighborhood Greenways
Creating a network of family-friendly residential streets
March 7, 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.
Based on public input, site observations, discussions with McGilvra Elementary and technical analysis SDOT is constructing a neighborhood greenway along 37th Avenue E between E Madison Street and E Garfield Street and along E Garfield Street between 37th Avenue E and E Madison Street. The greenway is an important route for people walking and biking to McGilvra Elementary School.
To make it safer to travel along these two streets, SDOT is reducing the speed limit from 25 MPH to 20 MPH, adding a total of five speed humps and doing minor pavement and sidewalk repair. Construction will occur this spring or summer. Construction impacts will be minimal, however, where speed hump construction is happening temporary on-street parking restrictions will be required.
July 2012: Neighborhood brainstorming session
November 2013: Neighborhood gathering, site visits, evaluation and design
January 2014: Madison Park Community Council presentation
February 2014: Final design
Spring/Summer 2014: Construction
Project design is locally funded by the nine-year voter approved Bridging the Gap Levy.
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