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Beacon Hill trail is a big neighborhood greenway improvement

The Beacon Hill Neighborhood Greenway was one of the city’s first attempts at creating a great community-led neighborhood greenway, and it just got a lot better. This route was already one of my favorite neighborhood greenways in the city, connecting … Continue reading

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Work on north-south Ballard neighborhood greenway gets underway

The city is starting construction on a long north-south neighborhood greenway in Ballard connecting Whitman Middle School to the Ballard business district. As we reported earlier this year, this will be the first time two neighborhood greenways intersect. So in … Continue reading

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Salomon: Why construction can’t just close a neighborhood greenway without a safe detour

EDITOR’S NOTE: Andres is a family-biking father dedicated to safe streets. He’s the leader of NE Seattle Greenways and sometimes contributes to Seattle Bike Blog. I encountered this closure the other day on a ride with several people, including Madi … Continue reading

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Score a Safe Routes to School mini grant + Take the city’s neighborhood greenways survey

Got an idea for a project that could encourage more kids to bike or walk to your neighborhood school? Whether the school is private or public, the city wants to help make it happen with grants of up to $1,000. … Continue reading

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In 2017, central and south Seattle could be covered in neighborhood greenways

As we reported yesterday, Seattle’s neighborhood greenways are attracting a whole lot of people on bikes. One route in Ballard even led to an 805 percent increase in people biking on the street in just the first year of operation. … Continue reading

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Do neighborhood greenways increase cycling? Oh yes.

If you were wondering whether the city’s investments in neighborhood greenways are effective, here’s your answer: A resounding yes. The city wisely gathered bike use data on a couple proposed neighborhood greenway routes before work began. They then compared those … Continue reading

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City on track to build 5.4 miles of neighborhood greenways this year

The city’s neighborhood greenway plans are moving ahead on schedule, with 5.4 miles of improved residential streets ready for construction in 2014 and another 18 miles in the planning stage. Meanwhile, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways continues its work inspiring neighbors across … Continue reading

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Rainier Valley is getting an east-west neighborhood greenway, open house Monday

The city is planning two neighborhood greenways in Rainier Valley this year with hopes to have them ready to build next year. One route will travel north and south for much of the valley, and the other will travel east-to-west … Continue reading

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City building and planning neighborhood greenways in all corners of the city this year

The city is catching its groove on neighborhood greenways this year, setting a pace for installing and planning them in all corners of the city simultaneously. While neighborhood greenways so far have been somewhat experimental and one-off projects, 2014 is … Continue reading

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A bike tour of the now-open Beacon Hill Neighborhood Greenway

Two years in the making, the Seattle Department of Transportation completed the Beacon Hill Neighborhood Greenway this month and officially opened the route for business and bicycling. Proposed by the neighborhood group Beacon BIKES (“Better Infrastructure Keeping Everyone Safer”), the … Continue reading

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Meeting will discuss options for neighborhood greenway near 23rd Ave

Yesterday, we reported on an expansion to the 23rd Ave complete streets and repaving project, making the case for safe bike lanes from Montlake to the Central District. But the primary focus of Wednesday’s open house is a planned neighborhood … Continue reading

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Today: Scout out a neighborhood greenway route from Green Lake to Lake Union via Tangletown

Meet at 6 p.m. at NE 65th Street and 1st Ave NE near Green Lake Elementary. From Wallingford Greenways:

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Bike trips spike on Ballard Greenway after opening celebration

Early counts show that the number of people biking on the NW 58th Street neighborhood greenway in Ballard has already dramatically increased, according to Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. Before the September 7 greenway opening celebration, usage was already up compared to … Continue reading

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Ballard lemonade stand owner Helen explains how neighborhood greenways are good for business

I went on a bike tour of the nearly-completed NW 58th Street neighborhood greenway in Ballard Sunday with Cathy Tuttle and Andres Salomon of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. After climbing up the hill from the Burke-Gilman Trail at the west end … Continue reading

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Open house will discuss planned Highland Park/Delridge neighborhood greenway

The city is continuing it’s outreach on new neighborhood greenway projects around the city. Next up: Highland Park/Delridge in West Seattle connecting from White Center to the West Seattle Bridge. For this project, the city is pursuing a new strategy, … Continue reading

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Initial planning for Olympic Hills neighborhood greenway underway + open house Thursday

Work on neighborhood greenways across the city are humming along. We reported earlier today on a proposed greenway makeover in Greenwood. But if you live on the other side of North Seattle, you also have a meeting to get to … Continue reading

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Fremont Ave in Greenwood is getting a full neighborhood greenway makeover

The Interurban North bike route has been getting quite the makeover in recent years. In 2011, a section of Dexter Ave was redesigned with wide bike lanes and bus islands. Just this month, the city finished work on the Linden … Continue reading

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Work progressing on NW 58th Street neighborhood greenway in Ballard

After many delays to projects across the city, Seattle is set to get its first real miles of neighborhood greenways this year. Delayed last year, the city is now constructing a modified version of the NW 58th Street neighborhood greenway … Continue reading

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Thursday open house will discuss Ballard’s NW 58th Street neighborhood greenway

The revised plans for a neighborhood greenway on NW 58th Street in Ballard will be on display at an open house Thursday, likely the final public meeting on the project before expected installation later this spring and summer. The meeting … Continue reading

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Neighborhood greenways take root on the Eastside

Imagine a network of calm, mostly residential streets near your home, neighborhood school and local business district optimized for safe travel on foot and by bike for people of all ages. Interested? Of course you are! It’s an idea that … Continue reading

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