Home Zone Program

2024 John Muir Home Zone Community Needs Survey

Encuesta de necesidades de la comunidad en la Zona Residencial de John Muir

Bulshada Aagga Guriga John Muir Waxay U Baahan Tahay Sahan

Khảo sát nhu cầu cộng đồng ở John Muir Home Zone (Khu Vực Nhà Ở John Muir)

John Muir Home Zone 社區需求調查

Sarbey ng Pangangailangan sa Komunidad ng John Muir Home Zone

ጆን ሙር የቤት ዞን የማህበረሰብ ፍላጎት ዳሰሳ ጥናት 

ዳህሳሳዊ መጽናዕቲ ድልየታት ማሕበረሰብ ኣብ መንበሪ ኣባይቲ John Muir ሰባትን ተሽከርከርቲን ብሓባር ዝጥቀሙሉ ጎደና (Home Zone)

Your feedback will help your community identify and prioritize neighborhood safety and livability projects.

What is a Home Zone?

A Home Zone is a neighborhood that supports and encourages active travel, play, and community building. The vision for a Home Zone is a set of neighborhood streets where traffic speeds and volumes are low and people of all ages and abilities feel safe, comfortable, and welcome walking and rolling – whether they are heading to work, school, the grocery store, or a friend’s house.

We work with communities to identify and map neighborhood priorities related to safety, comfort, and accessibility for people walking and rolling. Using these priorities, we all work together to develop a Home Zone Plan which identifies improvements like traffic humps, traffic circles, low-cost walkways, painted curb bulbs, and street closures. We also work to add elements like street trees, street art, and quick-build planting strips that improve residents’ quality of life. Projects are typically constructed the year after they are finalized in the neighborhood’s Home Zone Plan.

To learn more about the history of the Home Zone program, see the Home Zone Program Background 

How are Home Zones selected?

We prioritize neighborhoods based on the City of Seattle’s Racial and Social Equity Index, mileage of missing sidewalks, and crash history. We also partner with other programs like Safe Routes to School, Neighborhood Greenways and Healthy Streets, and the Pedestrian Program to identify opportunities to coordinate planned projects.

Program Goals

  • Create neighborhood streets that are safe and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities to walk, bike, roll, play, and linger

  • Identify and document neighborhood concerns related to traffic safety such as speeding and cut-through traffic

Home Zone Process

1. Identify and Prioritize Community Needs

  • What are the key issues related to traffic safety and comfort for people walking and rolling? Where are vehicle speeds and volumes the highest? Is there cut-through traffic? What routes do people use to walk to key destinations like transit, grocery stores, health centers, schools, and parks?

2. Determine Project Feasibility

  • What are the best solutions to issues the community identified? Do these solutions fit within our limited budget? Are there other funding sources that can help us implement Home Zone projects?

3. Draft and Revise Home Zone Plan

  • Draft a Home Zone plan that addresses key community issues. The Steering Committee and wider neighborhood will provide feedback on the draft Home Zone plan, which we will then revise to better reflect the community's needs.

4. Design Proposed Projects

  • Draft concepts designs for proposed Home Zone projects. More complex projects will require Steering Committee input and further outreach.

5. Construct and Evaluate

  • Construct projects and conduct traffic studies to evaluate Home Zone projects. Are vehicle speeds lower than they were before the Home Zone projects? Did vehicle volumes change? Are more people walking and rolling? How do residents feel about the changes to their neighborhood streets?

Community Engagement and Steering Committee

Home Zones are a community-driven effort. We begin outreach by developing a Steering Committee, which meets regularly with City staff to provide ongoing input on the Home Zone process and proposed projects. Steering Committee members also help spread the word, lead community walks, and assist with neighborhood outreach. Serving on a Home Zone Steering Committee takes time and effort. We recognize that this can act as a barrier to participation, particularly for those who do not have the time or resources to dedicate several hours per month to developing the Home Zone. To help alleviate this barrier and further the goals of our Transportation Equity Framework, we have set aside funds to compensate members of our Steering Committees. Learn more by reading this brief on Home Zones and Compensation.

We use different engagement strategies to meet people where they are and make it as easy as possible for community members to participate in the Home Zone process. Some strategies like community walks and community workshops require more time and commitment to attend. Other strategies, like online surveys and one-on-one conversations allow neighbors with more pressing time commitments to make sure their experiences and needs are reflected in the final Home Zone Plan.

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Home Zones Under Development North Seattle:

Home Zones Under Development South Seattle:


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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