Neighborhood Greenways

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Updated: May 29 , 2020

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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
1 Olympic Hills Connection construction 2017
2 Cedar Park
3 PhinneyWood/Interurban North Upgrade construction 2017
4 North Seattle Includes Eagle Staff and Greenwood connections
5 Ballard 17th
6 Wedgwood New connection in design
7 Ballard 58th
8 Wallingford
9 U-District
10 Central Area North-South Continuing improvement/connection in planning
11 Madison Park
12 Central Area East-West Continuing improvement in design
13 Jackson Place
14 Beacon Hill
15a Rainier Valley North-South Extension to Mountains to Sound trail in progress
16 Delridge 26th Activation - Art Interruptions 2017
17 Delridge-Highland Park Upgrade & connection construction
18 Louisa-Boren STEM K-8
19 Rainier Valley East-West
20a Highland Park Elementary School Phase 1
Neighborhood Greenways in Construction
15b / 25  Rainier Valley - S Kenyon St & Mountains to Sound Trail Connection
21 Lowell-Meany Connection
22a Central Ridge Phase 1
23 S King St + Judkins Park
24 West Seattle Phase 1 + High Point Loop
Neighborhood Greenways in Design
22b Central Ridge Phase 2
26 Ingraham High School Connection (Ashworth Ave N)
27 / 28 Northgate to Maple Leaf and Pinehurst
29a Lake City to Maple Leaf Phase 1
30 Wedgwood to Roosevelt Connection
31 6th Ave NW
32 Lincoln High School Connection
33 Melrose Promenade
34 Washington Middle School Connection
35 West Seattle Phase 2 + Camp Long Connection
37 Viewlands Elementary School Connection
38a Interurban to Green Lake Connection
Neighborhood Greenways in Planning
20b Highland Park Elementary School Connection Phase 2
36 Hazel Wolf K8 to Pinehurst Connection
39 NGW Connections to Missing Link
40 Seattle Center to Waterfront Greenway
41 Thomas St: 5th Ave N to Eastlake Ave E
42 Emerson Elementary School connection
Neighborhood Greenways Funded Through Design / Plan
29b  Lake City to Maple Leaf Phase 2
38b Interurban to Greenwood Connection
43 Olympic Hills to Cedar Park
44 Stevens Elementary School Connection
45 Lake Washington Loop
46 Beacon Hill Elementary School Connection
47 North Admiral Connection
48 Orca K-8 Connection

Seattle's Neighborhood Greenway Network

Map updated 1/24/2020

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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.