North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway

Updated: March 22, 2019

What’s happening now?

Construction Update

We continue to make progress at several intersections along the greenway route and expect work to be substantially complete this summer. Below are updates to several intersections along the greenway.
  • N 100th St & Aurora Ave N - Thank you for your patience as we complete work at this intersection. The west side of N 100th St and Aurora Ave N should be open to everyone next week. We completed work on the east side of the intersection, where we installed curb ramps on the northeast and southeast corners and repaired the sidewalk from Aurora Ave N to Stone Ave N. We still need to finish paving the asphalt walkway, stripe and paint the street, and add concrete curb stops that prevent people from parking and driving on the new walkway. Please follow all posted signs and detours. View our construction notice for more information.

New curb ramps and asphalt walkway at N 100th St and Aurora Ave N
New curb ramps and the new asphalt walkway at N 100th St and Aurora Ave N

  • Holman Rd NW & 13th Ave NW - We began work to restripe the roadway between 12th Ave NW and 13th Ave NW on March 18. The new striping will change the parking configuration from perpendicular to parallel parking and will create a walkway on the south side of the street. During construction, 13th Ave NW will be closed during the day and open at night. People will have access to the stairs to the pedestrian bridge, and our workers will be available to assist anyone unable to use the bridge to move through the work site. This work is expected to continue for 3-4 more weeks. Visit the Holman Rd NW and 13th Ave NW webpage for more information about this work and the changes coming to this intersection. 

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Construction map

Project area map

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What to expect during construction

  • Work in the public right of way near your home or business
  • Typical weekday work hours are 7 AM – 4 PM, Monday through Friday
  • Occasional traffic or lane restrictions, including side street closures
  • Temporary on-street parking restrictions, with “no park” signs placed 72 hours in advance
  • Temporary driveway access restrictions, with "no park" signs placed in advance
  • Detours for people walking, biking, and driving to get you safely around work zones
  • Typical construction equipment, materials, noise, dust, and activity in the work area
  • Access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times. Work is weather-dependent, and the schedule is subject to change.

Project Overview

Intersection Improvements

Check out the neighborhood greenway design and photos of our progress below.

15th Ave NW and NW 92nd St - Construction complete

  • New curb bulbs
  • New sidewalk improvements

Construction map at 15th and 92nd

Crown Hill Park - Construction complete

  • Wider pathway through park
  • New crosswalks and stop sign at 14th Ave NW

Construction map at Crown Hill

Holman Rd NW and 13th Ave NW New Signal (NSF-funded) – Construction nearly complete

  • New crossing signal and crosswalk beneath pedestrian bridge
  • View the NSF project webpage for more information regarding this intersection

Construction map at Holman Rd NW

8th Ave NW and NW 92nd St – Construction complete

  • New flashing crossing beacon
  • New curb ramps
  • New crosswalks

Construction map at 8th and 92nd

3rd Ave NW and NW 92nd St – Construction complete

  • New flashing crossing beacon
  • New curb ramps
  • New crosswalks

Construction map at 3rd and 92nd

N 100th St and Greenwood Ave N – Construction nearly complete

  • New curb ramps (west side of N 100th St)
  • New roadway island with pedestrian signal
  • New crosswalks

Construction map at 100th and Greenwood

N 100th St and Aurora Ave N – Construction nearly complete

  • Sidewalk repairs (east side of Aurora Ave N
  • New asphalt roadway (west side of Aurora Ave N)
  • New curb ramps

Construction map at 100th and Aurora

N 100th St and College Way N – Construction nearly complete

  • New crosswalk and stop sign
  • New painted pavement near intersection
  • Please be aware of the traffic changes happening during and after construction, outlined in the graphic below:

Construction map at 100th and College

Corridor markings, wayfinding signs, and speed humps along the route

  • New asphalt speed humps, approximately 1 per block (see below!)
  • New stop signs and greenway wayfinding signs
  • New pavement markings to indicate the greenway way

Corridor markings

About neighborhood greenways

Neighborhood greenways are safer, calmer residential streets for you, your family, and neighbors. We make people walking and biking the priority. The North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway includes:

  • 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, flashing beacons, a roadway island, or traffic signals

We considered the following factors to select the greenway design and route:

  • The Bicycle Master Plan (BMP) recommended a neighborhood greenway on NW/N 90th St and N 100th St to connect to the planned Northgate Pedestrian & Bike Bridge across I-5. Protected bike lanes on N 92nd St were also proposed in the BMP and then prioritized in our recent implementation plan.
  • Community input and feedback from hundreds of people through public meetings, site visits with community members, an online survey, and direct communications. We heard a lot of requests for a neighborhood greenway with slower speeds on residential streets, safer crossings at busy intersections, flatter routes with less cut-through traffic, and improved connections to nearby schools, parks, transit, popular business districts, and Seattle’s growing bikeway network.
  • Data on traffic speed and volume, roadway operations, and street use.

The selected route along N 100th St/NW 92nd St avoids the steepest hills and prioritizes streets with lower vehicle speeds and volumes. It also connects people to the destinations we heard were most important:

  • Parks: Soundview Playfield, Crown Hill Park, Sandel Park, and Licton Springs Park
  • Schools: Whitman Middle School, Eagle Staff Middle School, Cascadia Elementary School, Licton Springs K-8 School, Greenwood Elementary School, St. John Catholic School, and North Seattle College
  • Neighborhoods, business districts: Crown Hill, Greenwood, Licton Springs, and Northgate
  • Citywide bike network: 17th Ave NW Neighborhood Greenway, Greenwood Ave NW bike lanes, Fremont Ave NW Neighborhood Greenway, College Way N bike lanes, and N 92nd St bike lanes
  • Transit: RapidRide lines on Holman Rd NW and Aurora Ave N, bus routes on Greenwood Ave N and College Way N, and future Northgate Pedestrian & Bike Bridge to light rail

Like all our neighborhood greenway streets, the North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway will include speed humps, prioritize people walking and biking, and improve crossings of busy streets.

About the school safety project

Our Safe Routes to School program funded crossing improvements at 15th Ave NW and NW 92nd St at Whitman Middle School, NW 80th St and 1st Ave NW at Greenwood Elementary School, and the Safe Routes to School Connections providing neighborhood greenway routes to the school on 1st Ave NW and the new schools at the Wilson-Pacific site: Eagle Staff Middle School, Cascadia Elementary School, and Licton Springs K-8 School.

About the Neighborhood Street Fund projects

Our neighborhood greenway work has been closely coordinated with the Neighborhood Street Fund's 2018 projects in the area: Holman Rd NW and 13th Ave NW Signal and Aurora Ave N Corridor Improvements.

Schedule

The North Seattle Neighborhood Greenway & School Safety Project and associated Neighborhood Street Fund projects began construction in 2017. We expect to finish building these improvements in early 2019.

2017 (completed)

  • N 92nd St Protected Bike Lanes (initially marked in October 2016, weather delayed until early 2017)
  • 1st Ave NW Neighborhood Greenway Connection (N 92nd St to N 73rd St)

2017-2018 (completed)

  • Safe Routes to School Education and Enforcement Campaign

2018-2019 (under construction)

Funding

This project is funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015.

The Neighborhood Street Fund program pays for transportation projects identified and prioritized by the community. Projects range from crossing improvements to creating unique public spaces. They're typically between $100,000 and $1 million. The 2019 application for NSF projects is open now – apply by November 19!

The Safe Routes to School connections were paid for by a Washington State Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School grant.

Contact Us

We're committed to keeping you informed. Here are some ways to get more information about the project:

Construction Materials Library

Design Materials Library

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