Lake Washington Loop Neighborhood Greenway

What’s happening now?

We're building a connection between this future greenway and the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway via the Montlake neighborhood. 

Thank you to everyone who met us at an event and completed the online survey. We're now reviewing route data, our neighborhood plans, and going over what we heard from the community to develop our final route.

Sign up for email updates here. We'll share project information, including our final route, and opportunities to stay involved as we move from planning to design to construction.

Project Overview

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 are not car free zones, do not add bike lanes and there are minimal if any on-street parking impacts. Neighborhood greenways can include:

  • easier crossings of busy streets with crosswalks, flashing beacons, or traffic signals
  • speed humps to calm traffic
  • 20 mph speed limit signs
  • stop signs for side streets crossing the neighborhood greenway
  • signs and pavement markings to help people find their way

We're engaging with people in the Montlake, Madison Valley, and Central Area communities to help us select a neighborhood greenway that connects residents to schools, parks, local businesses, and the greater transportation network. This new neighborhood greenway will bring affordable, active transportation options for all ages and abilities.

The Seattle Bicycle Master Plan recommends a neighborhood greenway along the Lake Washington Loop in the vicinity of 26th Ave E. and 28th Ave E, between East Harrison and Boyer Ave E. This neighborhood greenway along the Lake Washington Loop will connect to the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway via the Montlake neighborhood.

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Traffic Safety Improvements

We are working with the Department of Neighborhoods (DON), the Arboretum Neighbors for Safe Streets, and Madison Valley Greenways neighborhood groups to study traffic safety improvements along this greenway route. The construction of the greenway is currently not funded.

Selected Route Map

Project Funding

This study is funded by the Department of Neighborhoods, Neighborhood Park and Street Fund. No funds are available for construction at this time.

Project Schedule

Date Task
Open House #1 August 2016
Greenways Ride/Walk with Community September 2016

Most Promising Route Study and Selection

Winter 2016

Open House #2

February 2017

Final Design

March 2017

Project Materials

East Harrison St Traffic Calming Mailer (May 2018)
Open House Flier
(February 2017)
Open House Board—Potential Routes (August 2016)
Open House Board—Slopes (August 2016)
Open House Board—Speeds (August 2016)
Open House Board—Vehicle Volumes (August 2016)
Open House Board—Arterials (August 2016)
Open House Board—Bike Volumes (August 2016)
Open House Board—Elements (August 2016)


We are committed to building a productive, inclusive, and collaborative relationship with all who live, work, or travel in the project area. Please contact us with any questions.

Summer Jawson, Neighborhood Greenway Project Manager,, (206) 684-8264

Dawn Schellenberg, Neighborhood Greenway Community Engagement Liaison,, (206) 684-5189  

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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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