Central Area North-South

What's happening now?

We had about 65 people at our May 9 drop-in session! Check out the drop-in session materials.

Drop-in session

Project Overview

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:

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

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

Visit our neighborhood greenways home page to learn more.

Central Area Neighborhood Greenway

The Central Area Neighborhood Greenway runs on residential streets adjacent to 23rd Ave between E Roanoke Street on the north end and Rainier Ave S on the south end. We selected the route with the help of extensive community input gathered at open houses, drop-in sessions, presentations, and briefings. The full route is shown on the map below.

Phases 1, 2, and 3 of the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway are complete. In 2017, we'll conduct an evaluation to see how the new greenway is working. We're now working on better connecting the greenway to other family friendly routes on both the north and south ends of the greenway.

We're also working on better connecting the greenway where it intersects with other greenways:



The Central Area Neighborhood Greenway was implemented in phases. Phase 1 reached substantial completion in September 2015. Phase 2 (the south end) and Phase 3 (the north end) were completed in spring 2016. We'll conduct an evaluation of the greenway in 2017.


This project is funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015.


Montlake drop-in sessions (March 22, 2017 and May 9, 2017)

Greenway connections in Rainier Valley

August 26 & 28, 2014 Open House Materials

July 15 & 17, 2014 Drop-in Sessions

February 26, 2014 Open House Materials

November 6, 2013 Open House