Neighborhood Greenways

Program Overview

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:

  • Improve safety
  • Help people cross busy streets
  • Discourage cars from using neighborhood streets to avoid main streets
  • Protect the residential character of our neighborhoods
  • Keep speeds low
  • Get people to where they want to go like parks, schools, shops and restaurants
Map ReferenceExisiting Neighborhood Greenways
with current activation, connection or construction
6 Delridge 26th Activation – Art Interruptions 2017
14/29 Central Area North-South Continuing improvement/connection in planning
15 Central Area East-West Continuing improvement in design
1 Wedgwood New connection in design
7a Olympic Hills Connection construction 2017
12 Delridge-Highland Park Upgrade & connection construction 2017
2 PhinneyWood Upgrade construction 2017
Neighborhood Greenways in Construction
16 a/b Rainier Valley North-South
17 Cedar Park
18b Eagle Staff connection
18a Greenwood connection
Neighborhood Greenways in Design
18 North Seattle
19 NE 70th St
Neighborhood Greenways in Planning
20 S King St
21 West Seattle
22/28 Central Ridge & Lowell – Meany Connection
23 Lake Washington Loop
24 Northgate

Seattle's Neighborhood Greenway Network

Work plan map
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To learn more about our 5-year plan to continue growing Seattle’s neighborhood network please see our neighborhood greenway work plan.

Program Goals

What's a Neighborhood Greenway?

Neighborhood greenways are safer, calmer residential streets for you, your family, and neighbors. We make people walking and biking the priority.

Neighborhood greenways can include:

  • easier crossings of busy streets with crosswalks, flashing beacons, or crossing signals
  • speed humps to calm traffic
  • stop signs for side streets crossing the greenway
  • signs and pavement markings to help people find their way
  • 20 mph speed limit signs

Design elements
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Once built, neighborhood greenways can:

  • Create safe pathways for students to walk to school
  • Strengthen communities around safer streets
  • Create neighborhood placemaking
  • Connect you and your neighbors to popular destinations such as schools, parks, business districts, and the city-wide bicycle network
  • Provide alternative options of getting around your neighborhood by walking or biking

Bikers

Read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

Funding

Levy to Move SeattleLevy to Move Seattle

Approved by voters in November 2015, the 9-year, $930 million Levy to Move Seattle provides funding to improve safety for all travelers, maintain our streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city.

The levy provides roughly 30% of the City's transportation budget and replaces the 9-year, $365 Bridging the Gap levy approved by voters in 2006.

The levy aims to take care of the basics, while also investing in the future with improvements to move more people and goods in and around a growing Seattle.
An oversight committee made up of Seattle residents, appointed by the Mayor and City Council, will monitor levy expenses and revenues, review program and project priorities, and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on how to spend levy proceeds.