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Madison Park Neighborhood Greenways
37th Avenue E and E Garfield Street

Creating a network of family-friendly residential streets

March 7, 2014

Photo compliments of Madison Park Neighborhood Greenways Community Coalition

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.

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.

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Project Schedule

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 Funding

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

Project Outreach

March 2014 Email to Residents

March 2014 Final Design Notification

January 2014 Community Council Presentation

November 2013 Neighborhood Gathering Meeting Summary

Project Contacts

Emily Ehlers, Project Manager at or (206) 684-8264

Dawn Schellenberg, Community Engagement Liaison at or (206) 684-5189


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