S King St Neighborhood Greenway

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Last updated: January 2020

What's happening now?

The S King St Neighborhood Greenway construction is near completion! The final pieces including the new signal and crosswalk at S King St and Rainier Ave S is expected to be completed in early 2020, weather permitting.

This construction project encompasses the following smaller sidewalk development projects throughout the city:

  • S Cloverdale St and 5th Ave S (completed)
  • SW Thistle St and 30th Ave SW (completed)
  • SW Holden St and 34th Ave SW (completed)
  • SW Admiral Way and 49th Ave SW (completed)
  • Lenora St, between 4th Ave and 6th Ave (completed)
  • 17th Ave NE, between NE 90th St and NE 95th St (completed)
  • 20th Ave S and S Weller St (completed)

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 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

We're engaging with people in the CID, Little Saigon, and Judkins Park communities to help us design a neighborhood greenway that connects residents with schools, restaurants, parks, shopping, and the greater transportation network, including Union Street Station. The new neighborhood greenway will bring affordable, active transportation options for all ages and abilities.

We are coordinating with the Little Saigon Streetscape planning effort, Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF), Safe Routes to School and other local projects.

One result is we'll be able to enhance the crossing at S Jackson Street to the Central Park Trail. In the early 1990's neighbors planned and advocated for this trail to help provide a connection between City parks in the Central District neighborhood. Read the materials in our project library to learn more about the history of the trail.

Most promising route

Speed zones
Average daily traffic
Max Slopes
Maximum slope per block

Vision Zero Spot Improvements: Little Saigon

Intersection improvements at S King St and Rainier Ave S were installed in early May 2018, including turn restrictions and temporary painted curb bulbs, allowing for the following legal vehicle movements at this intersection moving forward:

  • People driving northbound on Rainier Ave S can drive straight, left, or right at S King St
  • People driving southbound on Rainier Ave S can drive straight or turn right at S King St
  • People driving westbound on S King St can turn right at S King St
  • People driving eastbound on S King St can turn right at S King St

Please see the photo and map below for more information.

Vision Zero paint and post turn restriction at S King St and Rainier Ave S

In the last few years, there have been several crashes in Little Saigon, including 13 crashes at the intersection of S King St and Rainier Ave S and 27 crashes at the intersection of S Weller St and 12th Ave S. Several crashes at S Weller St and 12th Ave S involved people walking and biking. To address this issue, our Vision Zero Program is recommending changes (see map below).

Project map

When the Neighborhood Greenway is built in 2019, we’ll upgrade these changes to make it easier to walk and bike at the Rainier and 12th Av S intersections.

To stay up to date on all project-related work, sign up for email updates. We’ll share project information and opportunities to stay involved as we move from design to construction.


Summer 2016 - Winter 2017: Share route options and get feedback
Summer 2017: Share most promising route and get feedback
Fall 2017: Share final route, begin neighborhood greenway design in 2018
Summer 2019: Build neighborhood greenway


This project will be funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015. Learn more about the Levy to Move Seattle.

Get Involved

We're committed to engaging with communities and understanding your needs. Now is the time to get involved. We are holding stakeholder briefings with modal advisory boards, businesses, community groups and schools along the project corridors to talk about the project and gather their feedback.

Date Action
January 25, 2018 SCIDpda Open House in Little Saigon
August 27, 2017 Banh Mi Fest
July 15/16, 2017 Dragon Fest
May 3, 2017 Judkins Park Access Study Open House
May 2, 2017 Central Ridge Neighborhood Greenway Drop-In
February 13, 2017 Jackson Place Community Council
February 2, 2017 CID Kick-Off
January 4, 2017 The Living Room
December 15, 2016 Chong Wa Benevolent Association
December 1, 2016 Beacon Hill Safe Streets
October 18, 2016 Friends of Little Saigon
August 28, 2016 Celebrate Little Saigon Festival
August 23, 2016 International District Special Review Board
August 11, 2016 SCIDpda Open House in Little Saigon

Check back soon for upcoming events this summer when we share our most promising route.


Construction notice

Project factsheet

Vision Zero Spot Improvements: Little Saigon factsheet (January 2018)

Dragon Fest Exhibit Boards (July 2017)

Most promising route mailer (August 2017)
Most promising route factsheet (August 2017)
Most promising route boards (August 2017)

CID/Judkins Park Greenway Information (August 2016)

CID/Judkins Park Greenway Factsheet (August 2016)

Jackson Place Community Council presentation (February 2017)
Chong Wa Benevolent Association presentation (December 2016)
Friends of Little Saigon (October 2016) 
International District Special Review Board Presentation (August 2016)
Neighborhood Street Fund Fact Sheet (2016)
Central Park Trail Fact Sheet (1998)
Central Park Trail Map (1998)


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.

Ching Chan, Communications & Outerach Lead,
Ching.Chan@Seattle.gov, (206) 615-0786 

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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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