S King St Neighborhood Greenway

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What's happening now?

Vision Zero Spot Improvements: Little Saigon

In the last few years, there have been several crashes in Little Saigon, including 13 crashes at the intersection of S King St and Rainier Ave S and 27 crashes at the intersection of S Weller St and 12th Ave S. Several crashes at S Weller St and 12th Ave S involved people walking and biking. To address this issue, our Vision Zero Program is recommending changes (see map below). We’re working with the community to make sure their needs continue to be met. Changes could be installed as early as this year.

Project map

When the Neighborhood Greenway is built in 2019, we’ll upgrade these changes to make it easier to walk and bike at the Rainier and 12th Av S intersections.

Paving work on Maynard Ave S and S King St

We’re repaving Maynard Ave S from S Dearborn St to S King St and S King St from Maynard Ave S to 7th Ave S from February 26 to March 2, weather permitting. Impacted streets will be closed during working hours. However, local access for deliveries will be maintained and sidewalks will be open. Detour signs will be posted to guide people driving. For more information, click below to review the paving notice.

Project map
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Project Overview

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:

  • 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, flashing beacons, or traffic signals

We're engaging with people in the CID, Little Saigon, and Judkins Park communities to help us design a neighborhood greenway that connects residents with schools, restaurants, parks, shopping, and the greater transportation network, including Union Street Station. The new neighborhood greenway will bring affordable, active transportation options for all ages and abilities.

We are coordinating with the Little Saigon Streetscape planning effort, Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF), Safe Routes to School and other local projects.

One result is we'll be able to enhance the crossing at S Jackson Street to the Central Park Trail. In the early 1990's neighbors planned and advocated for this trail to help provide a connection between City parks in the Central District neighborhood. Read the materials in our project library to learn more about the history of the trail.

Most promising route

Speeds
Speed zones
Traffic
Average daily traffic
Max Slopes
Maximum slope per block

Schedule

Summer 2016 - Winter 2017: Share route options and get feedback
Summer 2017: Share most promising route and get feedback
Fall 2017: Share final route, begin neighborhood greenway design in 2018
2018/2019: Build neighborhood greenway

Funding

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

Get Involved

We're committed to engaging with communities and understanding your needs. Now is the time to get involved. We are holding stakeholder briefings with modal advisory boards, businesses, community groups and schools along the project corridors to talk about the project and gather their feedback.

Date Action
January 25, 2018 SCIDpda Open House in Little Saigon
August 27, 2017 Banh Mi Fest
July 15/16, 2017 Dragon Fest
May 3, 2017 Judkins Park Access Study Open House
May 2, 2017 Central Ridge Neighborhood Greenway Drop-In
February 13, 2017 Jackson Place Community Council
February 2, 2017 CID Kick-Off
January 4, 2017 The Living Room
December 15, 2016 Chong Wa Benevolent Association
December 1, 2016 Beacon Hill Safe Streets
October 18, 2016 Friends of Little Saigon
August 28, 2016 Celebrate Little Saigon Festival
August 23, 2016 International District Special Review Board
August 11, 2016 SCIDpda Open House in Little Saigon


Check back soon for upcoming events this summer when we share our most promising route.

Materials

Vision Zero Spot Improvements: Little Saigon factsheet (January 2018)

Dragon Fest Exhibit Boards (July 2017)

Most promising route mailer (August 2017)
Most promising route factsheet (August 2017)
Most promising route boards (August 2017)

CID/Judkins Park Greenway Information (August 2016)

CID/Judkins Park Greenway Factsheet (August 2016)

Jackson Place Community Council presentation (February 2017)
Chong Wa Benevolent Association presentation (December 2016)
Friends of Little Saigon (October 2016) 
International District Special Review Board Presentation (August 2016)
Neighborhood Street Fund Fact Sheet (2016)
Central Park Trail Fact Sheet (1998)
Central Park Trail Map (1998)

Contact

We are committed to building a productive, inclusive, and collaborative relationship with all who live, work, or travel in the project area. Please contact us with any questions.

Dawn Schellenberg, Neighborhood Greenway Community Engagement Liaison,
Dawn.Schellenberg@Seattle.gov, (206) 684-5189 

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