Green Lake Outer Loop

Updated: March 4, 2022

What's Happening Now?

Seattle Parks & Recreation has updated their signage around Green Lake Park announcing “Pedestrian Use Only – No Wheels” on the inner loop (strollers and mobility devices are allowed). Read the Parks blog post to learn more! If you have feedback regarding the inner loop policy, you can email

Thank you to all for joining our Online Open House!

Thank you to all who joined us for our second Online Open House on February 22! We appreciate your continued engagement, questions, and feedback. We shared project updates, survey results and key themes, findings from traffic data analysis, and held a live Q&A session in addition to our Q&A handout. You can view the February Online Open House Summary here and the presentation slides here

We are happy to share our survey summary from our November 2021 survey. Thank you to all 4,345 respondents who participated. The survey summary is available here, and all detailed responses available here

To stay informed and engage with us, join our project email list and share this link widely with your neighbors. 

Project Updates

Using the community feedback received, we can now move forward with the preferred project designs on both project segments. You can view all previously proposed Segment designs in our November Online Open House slides, click here to view.

Segment 1: Aurora Ave N

Create a new path between N 63rd St and W Green Lake Dr N along the on-ramp and Aurora Ave N. Vehicle access maintained along the on-ramp.

Seg1 Aurora Rendering

Segment 2 W Green Lake Dr N: Option 2
Maintain street parking, but remove northbound vehicle travel lane, and add a two-way walking and biking path on the lake side of the street.


W Green Lake Dr N  (looking north)


Continue shared path from Aurora Ave N

Project Overview

The Green Lake Outer Loop envisions a connected outer walking and biking path around Green Lake Park. This outer loop would provide more travel options for people walking, running, biking, and create better connections to surrounding neighborhoods. Over the next few months, we will be collecting community feedback on designs for the Aurora and Green Lake Dr N segments outlined below.  

As a part of this effort, we will also work with Seattle Parks and Recreation to plan for better biking, walking, and rolling alternatives to the inner park loop. 

Project Map

A map of the upcoming Green Lake Outer Loop work.

Context Map

A context map of the Green Lake Outer Loop work in relation to Seattle as a whole.

Project Background

Green Lake is one of Seattle's most beloved regional parks. Its expanse of water and green space in the center of a dense urban neighborhood draws thousands of people daily from all over the region.  

Based on community feedback, Vision Zero safety goals, and desire to provide more travel options, we're building off two recently completed projects around Green Lake (Green Lake and Wallingford Multimodal Paving Project and shared walking and biking path on W Green Lake Way N) to create more travel options for people to safely walk, run, and bike around the lake and connect our neighborhoods.   


Fall 2021: Outreach and community engagement for Aurora and W Green Lake Dr N segments 

November 2021: Online Open House 

November 10 - Decmber 6 Green Lake Outer Loop Survey

Winter 2022: Collect traffic data, conduct traffic analysis, continue engagement, including participating in existing community group meetings; consider funding sources

Winter/Spring 2022: Aurora Ave N Corridor Design Study Launches

Spring 2022: Review community engagement feedback and traffic analysis results, work with WSDOT, draft a design

Early/spring 2022: Additional community engagement to share latest proposed designs and request more community feedback. (Feb. 22 online open house completed; we will continue to share project updates as new information becomes available)  

Summer/Fall 2022: Construction could begin as early as mid-2022 


We have recently identified construction and design funding for this project through our Vision Zero Program, which prioritized this project due to its safety benefits and potential to address recent collisions that have occurred in this area


February 22 Online Open House Materials

November - December 2021 Survey

SDOT Blog post

   Proposed Green Lake Outer Loop improvements will create safer, more comfortable connections around the outer edge of the park for people walking, running, biking, and rolling.

November 9 Online Open House Materials

November 9 Online Open House Summary

Listserv Archive

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