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Central Ridge Neighborhood Greenway

Last updated: June 5, 2017

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What's happening now

We're creating a network of family-friendly residential streets for people walking and biking in central Seattle. We are developing a most promising route (see map below) based on what we've heard, citywide transportation plans, and traffic data.

Thank you to all who shared feedback on the Central Ridge Neighborhood Greenway route options at our drop-in events and online survey.

Stay tuned by subscribing to our distribution list. We'll send periodic emails with project updates and public engagement opportunities later this summer.

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 Capitol Hill, First Hill, Central Area, and Judkins Park communities to help us design a neighborhood greenway that connects residents with schools, parks, local businesses, and the greater transportation network. The new neighborhood greenway will bring affordable, active transportation options for all ages and abilities.

Central Ridge routes will connect from North Capitol Hill to Judkins Park and Lowell-Meany routes will connect Lowell Elementary School and Meany Middle School.

Central Ridge route options

The north-south ridge route, stretching from North Capitol Hill to Judkins Park, helps people avoid hills and steep streets. It is included in our Bike Master Plan, which gives us a 20-year roadmap to a citywide bike network.

Lowell-Meany route options

We're teaming up with our Safe Routes to School program to deliver an east-west segment of the neighborhood greenway on Capitol Hill. The connection, made up of walk- and bike-friendly streets, will link Lowell Elementary School to Meany Middle School (opening in 2017).

More school connections

The Central Ridge Neighborhood Greenway will serve students and families at many schools along the neighborhood greenway, including Stevens Elementary School, Lowell Elementary School, Meany Middle School (opening in 2017), Seattle World School, Lake Washington Girls Middle School, Washington Middle School, and Giddens School.

Funding

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

The Safe Route to School connections are paid for by a Washington State Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School grant.

Project Schedule

Spring 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
As soon as 2019: Build neighborhood greenway

Get Involved

We're committed to engaging with communities and understanding your needs. Now is the time to get involved:

  • We've held stakeholder briefings with modal advisory boards, businesses, community groups and schools along the project corridors to talk about the project and gather their feedback. Reach out if you want us to talk with your group.

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

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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.

Dan Anderson | centralridge@seattle.gov | (206) 684-8105

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