Wedgwood to Roosevelt Neighborhood Greenway

Updated: July 10, 2020

What's Happening Now?

Using the ideas you submitted and the March 2020 survey results, SDOT staff have developed the final concept for the decorative intersection at 21st Ave NE and NE 68th St. Installation will begin July 13 - July 15 and allow local access only from NE 68th St from 20th Ave NE to Ravenna Ave NE and on 21st Ave NE from NE 70th St to NE 68th St during the following hours:

    • July 13, Monday: 9:00 AM- 1:30 PM
    • July 14, Tuesday: 9:00 AM- 2:30 PM
    • July 15, Wednesday: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Temporary Limited Access

A map depicting the local access only route as described in text above

Final Design

Design to be painted in the street featuring colorful fruits, vegetables, flowers, and bugs arranged in a pinwheel shape

Can I still drive through the decorative intersection?

Yes!  When installed, the decorative intersection will highlight the connection to the park, but will not restrict the way people drive on the street.

Have you done other projects like this?

Yes!  You can see pictures on our SDOT Flickr site.

Project Overview

The Wedgwood to Roosevelt Neighborhood Greenway will provide a safer connection for people walking and biking between the Wedgwood Neighborhood Greenway (39th Ave NE) and the Roosevelt neighborhood. The planned neighborhood greenway connects residents to local schools, parks, and businesses as well as the citywide transportation network. The new neighborhood greenway will connect affordable, active transportation options for people of all ages and abilities.

A map of the proposed greenway running mostly along NE 68th St

Click here for a larger map

A woman and child on a bike at a new signalized crossing

Construction Schedule

Our project is scheduled for construction in 2020. Several nearby projects completed in 2019 or scheduled for construction over the next two years will bring additional transportation enhancements.

The schedule for 2019 includes a new crossing signal at 25th ave NE, a crossing improvement at 20th Ave NE, and a protected bike lane and neighborhood greenway at NE 70th St. The schedule for 2020 includes a new crossing signal at 35th Ave NE, a crossing improvement at 15th Ave NE, and construction on this neighborhood greenway. In 2021, the Roosevelt Light Rail Station will open.

Project Project components
NE 65th St Vision Zero Project New crossing signal at 25th Ave NE, crossing improvements at 20th Ave NE
NE 70th St and I-5 Crossing Improvements Protected bike lane and Neighborhood greenway on NE 70th St
15th Ave NE Paving Project Crossing improvement at 15th Ave NE
Northgate Link Expansion Roosevelt light rail station opens

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:

  • 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, or traffic signals

The Wedgwood to Roosevelt neighborhood greenway will enhance safe access for students walking and biking to Roosevelt High School and the Northeast Branch Seattle Public Library. The greenway will connect people between protected bike lanes, an existing neighborhood greenway, and the Burke Gilman Trail.

A man rides a bicycle along a neighborhood greenway