Neighborhood Greenways

Program Overview

Seattle is building a network of neighborhood greenways. Neighborhood greenways are safer, calm residential streets for you, your family and neighbors. On streets with low car volumes and speeds a greenway can:

  • Improve safety
  • Help people cross busy streets
  • Discourage cars from using neighborhood streets to avoid main streets
  • Protect the residential character of our neighborhoods
  • Keep speeds low
  • Get people to where they want to go like parks, schools, shops and restaurants
Map ReferenceExisting Neighborhood Greenways
with current activation, connection or construction
16 Delridge 26th Activation – Art Interruptions 2017
10 Central Area North-South Continuing improvement/connection in planning
12 Central Area East-West Continuing improvement in design
6 Wedgwood New connection in design
1 Olympic Hills Connection construction 2017
17 Delridge-Highland Park Upgrade & connection construction
3 PhinneyWood/Interurban North Upgrade construction 2017
15a Rainier Valley North-South Extension to Mountains to Sound trail in progress
2 Cedar Park
4 North Seattle Includes Eagle Staff and Greenwood connections
Neighborhood Greenways in Construction
23 S King St + Judkins Park
24 West Seattle Phase 1 + High Point Loop
22a Central Ridge Phase 1
15b Rainier Valley - S Kenyon St & Mountains to Sound Trail Connection
21 Lowell-Meany Connection
25 Wing Luke ES Connection
Neighborhood Greenways in Design
30 Wedgwood to Roosevelt Connection
22b Central Ridge Phase 2
27 / 28 Northgate
26 Ingraham HS Connection Phase 1
29a Lake City to Maple Leaf Phase 1
31 Lincoln HS Connection
32 Melrose Promenade
33 West Seattle Phase 2 + Camp Long Connection
N/A Washington Middle School Connection
Neighborhood Greenways in Planning
38 Seattle Center to Waterfront Greenway
39 Thomas St: 5th Ave N to Eastlake Ave E
35 Viewlands Elementary School Connection
34 Hazel Wolf K8 to Pinehurst Connection
20b Highland Park Elementary School Connection Phase 2
36a Interurban to Green Lake Connection
37 NGW connections to missing link
40 Emerson ES connection

Greenways Funded Through Design Only

43 Lake Washington Loop 
29b Lake City to Maple Leaf Phase 2
36b Interurban to Greenwood Connection
41 Olympic Hills to Cedar Park
42 Stevens ES Connection
44 Beacon Hill ES Connection
45 North Admiral Connection
46 Orca K-8 Connection

Seattle's Neighborhood Greenway Network

Map updated 12/6/2019


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Program Goals

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:

  • easier crossings of busy streets with crosswalks, flashing beacons, or crossing signals
  • speed humps to calm traffic
  • stop signs for side streets crossing the greenway
  • signs and pavement markings to help people find their way
  • 20 mph speed limit signs

Design elements include safer arterial crossings, walking and biking priority, and wayfinding
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Once built, neighborhood greenways can:

  • Create safe pathways for students to walk to school
  • Strengthen communities around safer streets
  • Create neighborhood placemaking
  • Connect you and your neighbors to popular destinations such as schools, parks, business districts, and the city-wide bicycle network
  • Provide alternative options of getting around your neighborhood by walking or biking

Bikers

Read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

Funding

Levy to Move SeattleLevy to Move Seattle

Approved by voters in November 2015, the 9-year, $930 million Levy to Move Seattle provides funding to improve safety for all travelers, maintain our streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city.

The levy provides roughly 30% of the City's transportation budget and replaces the 9-year, $365 Bridging the Gap levy approved by voters in 2006.

The levy aims to take care of the basics, while also investing in the future with improvements to move more people and goods in and around a growing Seattle.
An oversight committee made up of Seattle residents, appointed by the Mayor and City Council, will monitor levy expenses and revenues, review program and project priorities, and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on how to spend levy proceeds.