Free Coffee – May 31

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways – Safer, Calm Residential Streets

Tell the Seattle Department of Transportation what you think about biking and walking in Seattle!

  1. Complete a fast and easy online survey.
  2. Stop by one of our Coffee Chats, in Ballard on May 31, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Ballard Coffee Works: 2060 NW Market Street
  3. Email your thoughts to:

Share your thoughts with us between Friday, May 9 – Monday, June 2, 2014.
Accommodations are available upon advance request to Dawn Schellenberg, Community Engagement Liaison, at (206) 684-5189 or by email

Seattle is building a network of neighborhood greenways. Neighborhood greenways are safer, calm residential streets for you, your family and neighbors. On streets with low car volumes and speeds a greenway can:

  • Improve safety
  • Help people cross busy streets
  • Discourage cars from using neighborhood streets to avoid main streets
  • Protect the residential character of our neighborhoods
  • Keep speeds low
  • Get people to where they want to go like parks, schools, shops and restaurants

Neighborhood greenways do not add bike lanes and there are minimal if any on-street parking impacts. They are mostly funded through the nine-year voter approved Bridging the Gap Levy. SDOT has received many requests for them. In fact, many residents are so enthused they’ve started Seattle Neighborhood Greenways to help bring them to their neighborhood.