Kenyon Greenway

Updated on August 31, 2020 

What's Happening Now

As soon as summer 2020, crews will be installing speed cushions, street markings, and signs along S Kenyon St, between 39th Ave S and 52nd Ave S, to complete construction of the Kenyon Neighborhood Greenway. 

Once the speed cushions are installed, they will cure for a month before crews return to apply pavement markings. This will be the last step to complete this greenway work that started in 2019.

Project Background

Neighborhood greenways are safer, calmer residential streets for you, your family, and neighbors that make people walking and biking the priority. We add signs and pavement markings to help people find their way and make it easier to cross busy streets with curb ramps, crosswalks, and signal changes.

Kenyon greenway area

The Kenyon Greenway connects to the Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway, a 6-mile route that runs north to south, stretching all the way from Mount Baker to Rainier Beach. The Kenyon Greenway also links up with other existing walking and biking routes (on Beacon Ave S, the Chief Sealth Trail, and Lake Washington Loop), and with the new neighborhood greenway on 46th Ave S. Since 2019, we have been working on small improvements to the greenway including adding crosswalks, curb ramps, speed humps, stop signs, and repairing pavement. These improvements go a long way to make walking and biking around the neighborhood easier (see project map for locations of crossing improvements).

Project Map

Kenyon Greenway project map

Minimizing Impacts

We're committed to working closely with project neighbors during construction and will:

  • Be available for questions
  • Provide advance notice about construction through email updates and other promotions
  • Ensure project signage is clear and effective to encourage safety and caution near active work zones

What to Expect During Construction

Typical construction hours are weekdays from 7AM to 5PM.

  • Detours for people walking and biking
  • Short-term street closures
  • Noise and vibration
  • Street and/or lane closures 
  • Dust and debris
  • Parking impacts near the work sites


Construction schedules are subject to change, depending on weather and coordination with nearby projects.

  • Spring/Summer 2017: Filling potholes and patching streets to prepare for microsurfacing
  • Mid-May to mid-July 2017: Tree pruning along whole neighborhood greenway route 
  • Mid-August 2017: Microsurfacing work
  • Late summer 2017 to summer 2018: Neighborhood greenway construction - phase 1
  • 2018/2019: Curb ramps installed along microsurfaced streets and phase 2 of greenway construction
  • Starting as soon as summer 2020: Installing speed cushions along greenway


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