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Delridge Neighborhood Greenway Starts Taking Shape

Neighborhood greenways are in high demand and right now SDOT is implementing the fifth one in Seattle. Located in the North Delridge Neighborhood we are making it safer and more comfortable for people of all ages and abilities to walk and ride a bike along 26th Avenue SW.  In a neighborhood known for a just-get-it-done attitude, staff worked with the North Delridge Neighborhood Council to figure out what improvements should be made.

Bike riders on 26th Avenue SW which is being enhanced to become a greenway.

Bike riders on 26th Avenue SW which is being enhanced to become a greenway.

Already 13 speed humps have been constructed along a 1.5 mile stretch, pavement repairs made and 20 mph signs installed. Speed humps help keep traffic speeds low and are built with gentle slopes so it is easy for bike riders to move over them. Over the next few months, ADA ramps are being constructed;two radar speed feedback signs placed near the Delridge Playfield and Skate Park; crosswalk marked at SW Genesee and a raised crosswalk installed at SW Andover Street. Complementing the raised crosswalk, in 2014 SDOT will widen the sidewalk on Delridge Way SW that connects Andover to the West Seattle Bridge Trail.  

Neighborhood greenway amenities can be especially beneficial for families, children and seniors who might find these routes more comfortable than busier nearby streets like Delridge Way SW. Local access to homes along neighborhood greenways is always preserved and there are usually minimal, if any changes to on-street parking.Next, SDOT is holding a community meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9 at the Highland Park Improvement Club, 1116 SW Holden to consider possible neighborhood greenway routes on the east side of Delridge Way SW. More details will be available soon.

We look forward to traveling the “green way” with you.