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Rainier Valley North-South Neighborhood Greenway

Creating a network of family-friendly residential streets

Updated April 24, 2017

Rainier Valley Greenway

What's happening now?

Thank you for providing feedback during the community outreach process for this project. Click here to view the project mailer sent in March 2017 showing the final greenway route. We're now finalizing the design and we expect to start construction this summer.

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Other sidewalk and pedestrian projects happening in your neighborhood:

Safe Routes to School program is planning to build sidewalk improvements in the following locations:

  • Build new curb along the 46th Ave S between S Kenyon St and S Cloverdale St
  • Build new curb along S Rose St between Beacon Ave S and 37th Ave S

Overview

Walking and biking improvements are coming to Rainier Valley! The Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway is a route over 6 miles long stretching all the way from Mount Baker to Rainier Beach. The route includes small improvements like crosswalks, curb ramps, speed humps, stop signs, and pavement repairs that go a long way to make walking and biking around the neighborhood easier.

Since 2014, we’ve been gathering community input on the greenway route to select streets that aren’t too steep and connect people to neighborhood destinations like light rail, parks, grocery stores, schools, and more. Now we are working to finalize the design and we plan to start construction this summer.

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Rainier Valley
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Schedule

Our anticipated schedule is below, but it may change depending on weather and coordination with nearby projects.

  • Spring 2017: Filling potholes and patching streets to
  • prepare for microsurfacing
  • Mid-May to mid-June 2017: Tree pruning along whole neighborhood
  • greenway route
  • Mid-summer 2017: Microsurfacing work
  • Late summer 2017 to spring 2018: Neighborhood greenway construction
  • 2018: Curb ramps installed along microsurfacing streets

Funding

This project is funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015. Learn more about the levy at www.seattle.gov/LevytoMoveSeattle.

Contact information

Sara Colling, Community Outreach Lead
(206) 684-8766
RainierNSGW@seattle.gov

Materials

March 2017 Final Route mailer

April 2016 Final Route North Section
April 2016 Final Route Center Section
April 2016 Final Route South Section

December 15, 2015 Draft Most Promising Route Alignment Change Letter
December 7, 2015 Draft Most Promising Route Alignment Change Letter
December 3, 2015 Draft Most Promising Route Alignment Change Letter
November 6, 2015 Draft Most Promising Route Alignment Change Letter

September 23, 2015 Open House #2 Summary Meeting
September 23, 2015 Hillman Collaboratory Open House #2 Presentation
September 23, 2015 Hillman Collaboratory Open House #2 Boards
September 2015 Open House Comment Sheet (due October 9, 2015)
September 2015 North End Meeting Announcement
September 2015 Mid-Section Meeting Announcement
Note: *The original version of this flier was updated after it was mailed to reflect the
latest proposed improvements at Rainier Ave S & S Mead St. 
September 2015 South End Meeting Announcement

July 2015 Meeting Announcement 

November 2014 Open House PresentationNovember 2014 North End Meeting Announcement
November 2014 Mid-Section Meeting Announcement
November 2014 South End Meeting Announcement

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