Kenyon Greenway

Updated on February 25, 2021 

What's Happening Now

Over the past year, crews installed speed cushions and street markings along S Kenyon St between 39th Ave S and 52nd Ave S.

In 2021 we'll be pulling together the work of the last few years and finishing the S Kenyon St Neighborhood Greenway. We will connect the previously built crossings of busy streets by painting shared lane pavement markings, or "sharrows," on the greenway and installing wayfinding signs to help people walking, rolling, and biking find their way.

Project Background

The Kenyon Greenway stretches from Beacon Ave S to Seward Park Ave S. It connects to the Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway, a 6-mile route from Mount Baker to Rainier Beach. The Kenyon Greenway also links up with existing walking and biking routes, including those on Beacon Ave S, the Chief Sealth Trail, Lake Washington Loop, and the new neighborhood greenway on 46th Ave S.

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

Project improvements

Since 2019, we have been working on 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 elements include:

  • Installing speed cushions
  • Installing shared lane pavement markings, or "sharrows"
  • Updating or removing speed humps
  • Installing wayfinding signs
  • Updating crosswalks, extending crossing time, installing push buttons, and adding sidewalk extensions, bike lanes approaching the intersection, and curb ramps at Martin Luther King Jr Way S and S Kenyon St
  • Updating crosswalks, extending crossing time, restricting left turns and through traffic off S Kenyon St, adding sidewalk extensions, bike lanes approaching lanes approaching the intersection, and curb ramps at Renton Ave S and S Kenyon St
  • Installing stop signs at intersecting streets
  • Repairing sidewalks

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
  • Street and/or lane closures

Schedule

  • 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
  • 2020: Speed cushions installed along greenway, and speed humps updated or removed
  • 2021: Painting shared lane pavement markings, or "sharrows" and installing wayfinding signs to help people walking, rolling, and biking find their way

Funding

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

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