LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | New bike lanes, paving, & redesigned intersections are open in Green Lake! Next up: a community celebration on July 31.


Summary 

  • Back in November, we talked about some of the work done around Green Lake to-date, and what lay ahead. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve wrapped up construction– it was 5 years in the making!  
  • Now, people of all ages and abilities can enjoy biking safely in the new protected bike lanes. We want you to get out and enjoy it for yourself, but if you can’t, the videos and pictures in this blog are the next best thing! 
  • This project is funded by the Levy to Move Seattle, and ties together many different efforts that the Levy supports. These improvements in and around Green Lake constitute one of the most significant investments made with your tax dollars through the Levy. 
  • Join us later this summer to celebrate! We’ll announce details for our community celebration event, which begins July 31, in the coming weeks. 

Back in November, we talked about some of the work done around Green Lake to-date, and what lay ahead. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve wrapped up construction– it was 5 years in the making!  

Over the last few weeks, crews put up bike posts, installed reflectors, and turned on new traffic signals. These changes make it safer to bike in the neighborhood.  

Now, people of all ages and abilities can enjoy biking safely in the new protected bike lanes. We want you to get out and enjoy it for yourself, but if you can’t, these videos are the next best thing! 

Ride along with Seattle Bike Blog: Riding the new Green Lake bike lanes

Don’t just take our word for it! Here’s what we’ve heard from neighbors in the community: 

“The overwhelming response to me from the community, on the Green Lake paving project, has been very positive. It addressed several ongoing historical issues and concerns, the traffic on the west end of the lake and traffic by the golf course, while simultaneously improving bicycle safety. I believe this project will make the community more safe and welcoming, especially for bike enthusiasts and commuters.”  – Chris Easterday, Recreation Center Coordinator, Green Lake Community Center 

“I love the fact that there is now a complete connection from the north end of the lake to the south end that is safe for everyone, no matter their age or ability. The problem intersections are much safer now and we’re happy that people have a safer way to travel to and from the park without a car.” – Tom Lang, Green Lake/Wallingford Safe Streets 

“We have been in the pretty, hidden gem of green lake Seattle since 2000. We love it here and love to support and help out our community always however we can.  Lighting fest celebration, St. Pat’s day run to name a couple but the list goes on. Neighborhood Grills is after all our name. We are excited for the new updates in Green Lake and fully support all of the neighborhood growing into success!” – Brendon Cook, Director of Operations, Neighborhood Grills 

“I just want to say thank you for the new protected bike lane coming off the Fremont bridge, better onramp to the Burke, and SO MUCH SAFER bike lanes around Green Lake. I rely on my bike to get to and from work and you have dramatically improved my life.”  – AnnaJoy G. 

This project is funded by the Levy to Move Seattle, and ties together many different efforts that the Levy supports. These improvements in and around Green Lake constitute one of the most significant investments made with your tax dollars through the Levy.  

Levy to Move Seattle

We are so thrilled about the new bike lanes we’ve installed around Green Lake, and we also want to celebrate the important work we did on N 40th St, N 50th St, and N 80th St also funded by the Levy to Move Seattle.  

New marked crosswalk and signals at N 40th St and Bagley.
New marked crosswalk and signals at N 40th St and Bagley. Photo: SDOT 

Read more details about the new curb bulbs, sidewalk repairs, and repaving and redesign that we completed along these streets on our website. These new additions will help people walk, roll, access transit, and enjoy this neighborhood safely. 

We will not be paving Stone Way N between N 45th St and N 50th St or at the intersection of N 50th St, Stone Way N, and Green Lake Way N as a part of this project.  A change of funding availability due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other competing needs led to construction being paused.     

Join us later this summer to celebrate! In the coming weeks, we’ll announce details for a community celebration event, which begins July 31.