Wedgwood Neighborhood Greenways
Creating a network of family-friendly residential streets
July 16, 2014
Seattle is building a network of neighborhood greenways. Neighborhood greenways are safer, calmer residential streets for you, your family, neighbors and customers. On streets with low car volumes and speeds a greenway can:
Neighborhood greenways are not car free zones, do not add bike lanes and there are minimal if any on-street parking impacts.
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is extending the 39th Avenue NE Neighborhood Greenway. Neighborhood greenways make it safer and more family-friendly for people walking and biking. Our goal is to improve the experience for people of all ages and abilities by reducing vehicle speeds and minimizing cut-through traffic. This summer, SDOT is adding:
Through our Safe Routes to School program, speed humps are being installed along NE 80th between 39th and 43rd Avenue NE. Speed hump construction requires on-street parking restrictions for a minimum of two days and may include additional time for prep. Construction notices will be delivered to impacted properties prior to work starting, as well as ‘no park’ signs placed in advance. You may notice the extension route shown on the map has changed slightly from what was originally proposed as the most promising route. Based on feedback received at our May public meeting, we are now continuing on 39th Avenue NE until NE 82nd Street and then jogging over to 38th Avenue NE.
This summer SDOT will complete a full evaluation of the existing neighborhood greenway from NE 80th Street to the Burke-Gilman Trail in the south end. In addition to the traffic data already collected, we will evaluate how major intersections are functioning.
Construction of speed humps along the entire neighborhood greenway will occur in 2015 along with any additional safety improvements identified during the evaluation process.
Project Schedule (subject to change)
March 2014: Public Meeting
Spring 2014: Site visits, evaluation, design and additional outreach
May 2014 Public Meeting #2
Fall 2014: Construction
Project design is locally funded by the nine-year voter approved Bridging the Gap Levy.