6th Ave NW Neighborhood Greenway

Project Overview

In early 2019, the Ballard, Phinney Ridge, West Woodland, and Fremont communities proposed the idea to develop a segment of 6th Ave NW as a neighborhood greenway. They envisioned a route that would connect residents to nearby schools, parks, and businesses as well as the citywide transportation network, including the Burke-Gilman Trail. The community submitted their idea to the Your Voice Your Choice program. In September, 2019, the public voted to prioritize District 6 funds for the project.

The new neighborhood greenway will bring affordable active transportation options for people of all ages and abilities. The south end of the 6th Ave NW Neighborhood Greenway will connect to a crossing signal at NW 43rd St across Leary Way NW. Pedestrian and bicycle improvements at this crossing were funded by Neighborhood Parks and Street Fund money in 2015. The signal provides a popular way to access the Burke-Gilman Trail from the Phinney Ridge, West Woodland, and Fremont neighborhoods.

In early 2023, the Your Voice Your Choice program completed its work by installing speed humps and adding/adjusting "Stop" signs for the east-west cross streets. The remaining neighborhood greenway elements will be completed in 2024 as part of extending the corridor north to NW Market St.

Learn more about the projects we're coordinating with:

What is a Neighborhood Greenway?

Neighborhood greenways are safer, calmer residential streets for you, your family, and neighbors. We make people walking and biking the priority. The new neighborhood greenway will bring affordable, active transportation options for all ages and abilities.

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, curb bulbs, flashing beacons, or traffic signals



Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

Newsletter Updates


Sign up for the latest updates from Transportation

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is on a mission to deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities for everyone as we work to achieve our vision of Seattle as a thriving, equitable community powered by dependable transportation.