6th Ave NW Neighborhood Greenway

Project Overview

In early 2019, the Ballard, Phinney Ridge, West Woodland, and Fremont communities proposed the idea to develop a segment of 6th Ave NW as a neighborhood greenway. They envisioned a route that would connect residents to nearby schools, parks, and businesses as well as the citywide transportation network, including the Burke-Gilman Trail. The community submitted their idea to the Your Voice Your Choice program. In September, 2019, the public voted to prioritize District 6 funds for the project. 

The new neighborhood greenway, arriving in 2020, will bring affordable active transportation options for people of all ages and abilities. The south end of the 6th Ave NW Neighborhood Greenway will connect to a crossing signal at NW 43rd St across Leary Way NW. Pedestrian and bicycle improvements at this crossing were funded by Neighborhood Parks and Street Fund money in 2015. The signal provides a popular way to access the Burke-Gilman Trail from the Phinney Ridge, West Woodland, and Fremont neighborhoods.

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What is a Neighborhood Greenway?

Neighborhood greenways are safer, calmer residential streets for you, your family, and neighbors. We make people walking and biking the priority. The new neighborhood greenway will bring affordable, active transportation options for all ages and abilities.

Neighborhood greenways can include:

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

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