Interurban to Green Lake Neighborhood Greenway Connection

Updated: September 30, 2022

What's Happening Now?

We are building a new crosswalk and crossing signal for people walking and biking at Greenwood Ave N & N 83rd St! We've completed the physical installation of signal equipment and we're working with Seattle City Light (SCL) as they finish their required inspection. SCL has begun the inspection process and will be inspecting the underground wiring next week. Once SCL completes the inspection we'll be able to paint the crosswalk and turn on the signal. 

This crossing is one element of the Interurban to Green Lake Neighborhood Greenway Connection which is being built along N 83rd St between 1st Ave NW and Fremont Ave N. We recently installed an all-way stop at the intersection of Linden Ave N and N 83rd St, completing the neighborhood greenway connection between Fremont Ave N and the new protected bike lanes at Green Lake.

A photo of two people crossing an intersection on bikes. In a zoomed in highlight, there are two crossing signs featured: One is a flashing signal that flashes with a cyclist is detected, and one directs people on bikes to use the pedestrian signal when crossing.

Image: Example of a pedestrian crossing signal with bicycle detection

Other improvements to this neighborhood greenway will include speed humps to calm traffic and stop signs on intersecting streets (Dayton Ave N). This connection will provide a safe route to school for students walking and biking to Greenwood Elementary and other destinations along the 1st Ave NW permanent Healthy Street.

Project Overview

The Interurban to Green Lake Neighborhood Greenway Connection will run along N 83rd St providing a vital link between the existing neighborhood greenway (Interurban North) on Fremont Ave N and the protected bike lanes on Green Lake Dr N.

A future connection is also planned to connect with the existing 1st Ave NW neighborhood greenway in coordination with a Vision Zero crossing improvement at Greenwood Ave N. Recently we installed a new all way stop at the intersection of Linden Ave N and N 83rd St with decorative pavement as selected by the neighborhood survey.

A homemade "Bike to Green Lake" sign is nailed to a tree in a residential neighborhood

Image: A neighborhood installed “Bike to Green Lake” sign

Learn more about the projects we're coordinating with:

    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. The new neighborhood greenway will bring affordable, active transportation options for all ages and abilities.

    A cyclist riding with a trailer on a neighborhood greenway.

    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