Neighborhood Greenways

Updated: May 2024

Seattle is building a network of neighborhood greenways, protected bike lanes, and trails that work together with funding for bike parking, encouragement programs, and safety education, to make biking a healthy, affordable travel option for people of all ages and abilities. 

What's a Neighborhood Greenway?

Neighborhood Greenways are safer, calmer neighborhood streets for you, your family, and your neighbors where we make people walking and biking the priority. These streets work together with trails and protected bike lanes to provide connected routes to bring people to the places they want and need to go as part of Seattle’s all-ages and abilities bicycle network.  

Neighborhood greenways are defined by three elements: 

1. Safer Crossings of Busy Streets

  • Easier for people of all ages and abilities to cross busy streets
  • Make drivers more aware of people walking and biking
  • Crosswalks, curb bulbs, flashing beacons, or traffic signals

A before and after of a busy street and a woman with a stroller with no easy way to cross, and the after of wide and well marked crosswalks and signage

Example of changes made to make crossings safer for biking and all pedestrians

2. Walking and Biking Priority

  • Speed humps to calm traffic
  • Stop signs for side streets crossing the greenway

Example of an intersection with better crosswalks and signage, and a photo of children using a speed hump.

3. Wayfinding

  • Identify the street as a Neighborhood Greenway so people know what to expect
  • Signs and pavement markings to help people find their way

Adult and child biking on a marked greenway path, and a photo of green and white signs showing what Greenway signs look like

Active Projects

Stay up to date on greenway projects happening in your neighborhood when you subscribe to our new Neighborhood Greenways email lists:

Learn more about the growing Neighborhood Greenways Network:

Learn more about the growing Neighborhood Greenways Network:


Levy to Move Seattle Logo

Approved by voters in November 2015, the 9-year, $930 million Levy to Move Seattle provides funding to improve safety for all travelers, maintain our streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city.

The levy provides roughly 30% of the City's transportation budget and replaces the 9-year, $365 Bridging the Gap levy approved by voters in 2006.

The levy aims to take care of the basics, while also investing in the future with improvements to move more people and goods in and around a growing Seattle. An oversight committee made up of Seattle residents, appointed by the Mayor and City Council, will monitor levy expenses and revenues, review program and project priorities, and make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on how to spend levy proceeds.


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

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