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Olympic Hills Neighborhood Greenway

Creating a network of family-friendly residential streets

March 13, 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.

Last summer, SDOT hosted a public meeting and gathered input on building a neighborhood greenway in the Olympic Hills neighborhood. The input we received at the open house and through emails has had a positive influence on the project. Based on feedback and our evaluation we have concluded that the route and improvements shown on the map below would serve the neighborhood well. These enhancements complement the new green space being built at NE 133rd Street and the new sidewalk being installed along the south side of NE 130th Street.

Project Map

Olympic Hills

Project Schedule

June 2013: Public Meeting #1

Fall/Winter 2013: Site visits, evaluation and design

March 2014: Final Design and Public Meeting #2

Late 2014: Construction

Project Funding

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

Project Outreach

Project Questions and Answers

March 2014 Comment Sheet

March 2014 Open House Presentation

March 2014 Open House Exhibit Boards

June 2013 Open House Summary

June 2013 Open House Presentation

June 2013 Comment Sheet

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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