Green Lake Outer Loop

Updated November 10, 2021

What's Happening Now?

Thank you to all who attended our Virtual Open House! You can view the presentation slide deck here. We will be working on responding to the questions we received and putting them in a Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ) document. To view the questions people submmitted during the open house, you can click here

We want to hear from you! Click here to take our survey! This survey will be open from November 10 through December 6, 2021. Please take this short survey so we can better understand your values, what is working, and what could be different about getting around Green Lake so your feedback can be reflected in the project.

 To stay informed and engage with us, join our project email list and share this link widely with your neighbors. 

Scheduled Community Engagement Meetings:

Tuesday, December 7 - Phinney Ridge Community Council

Project Overview

The Green Lake Outer Loop envisions a connected outer walking and biking path around Green Lake Park. This outer loop would provide more travel options for people walking, running, biking, and create better connections to surrounding neighborhoods. Over the next few months, we will be collecting community feedback on designs for the Aurora and Green Lake Dr N segments outlined below.  

As a part of this effort, we will also work with Seattle Parks and Recreation to plan for better biking, walking, and rolling alternatives to the inner park loop. 

Project Map

A map of the upcoming Green Lake Outer Loop work.

Context Map

A context map of the Green Lake Outer Loop work in relation to Seattle as a whole.

Segment 1: Aurora Ave N

Create a new path between N 63rd St and W Green Lake Dr N along the on-ramp and Aurora Ave N. Vehicle access maintained along the on-ramp

Segment 1 Diagram

Aurora Ave N looking NE

Segment 1 Perspective Image

Segment 2: W Green Lake Dr N

Option 1: Remove street parking and maintain vehicle travel lanes in both directions, and add a two-way walking and biking path on the lake side of the street.


Segment 2: Option 1

Option 2: Maintain street parking, but remove either a northbound or southbound vehicle travel lane, and add a two-way walking and biking path on the lake side of the street.


Segment 2: Option 2

Option 3: Remove parking, two-way travel, and bike lanes on each side.


Project Background

Green Lake is one of Seattle's most beloved regional parks. Its expanse of water and green space in the center of a dense urban neighborhood draws thousands of people daily from all over the region.  

Based on community feedback, Vision Zero safety goals, and desire to provide more travel options, we're building off two recently completed projects around Green Lake (Green Lake and Wallingford Multimodal Paving Project and shared walking and biking path on W Green Lake Way N) to create more travel options for people to safely walk, run, and bike around the lake and connect our neighborhoods.   


Fall 2021: Outreach and community engagement for Aurora and W Green Lake Dr N segments 

November 2021: Online Open House 

November 10 - Decmber 6 Green Lake Outer Loop Survey

Winter 2022: Collect traffic data, conduct traffic analysis, continue engagement, including participating in existing community group meetings; consider funding sources

Winter/Spring 2022: Aurora Ave N Corridor planning Study Launches

Spring 2022: Review community engagement feedback and traffic analysis results, work with WSDOT, draft a design

Spring 2022:  Community engagement to share proposed design and get additional feedback

Summer/Fall 2022: Construction could begin as early as mid-2022 


This project is currently funded for community outreach and engagement. Funding for final design and permanent installation has not yet been identified. As we're hearing from the community, we're also working to secure this funding. 

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