Who is Seattle Neighborhood Greenways?
We are a nonprofit, grassroots organization (not the City), powered by neighbors like you who care about making every neighborhood a great place to walk, bike, and live. We have successfully advocated for new crosswalks, sidewalks, signals, and so much more! We are fighting for a more equitable, accessible, safe city. Our people-powered effort depends on people like you — we hope you’ll considering joining our movement!
And what are the “neighborhood greenway” signs about?
So far, all Stay Healthy Streets (but not Keep Moving Streets) have been implemented on existing neighborhood greenways. Neighborhood greenways are safe, calmer, residential streets for you, your family, and neighbors. They include things like safer crossings of busy streets, signs and pavement marking to help people find their way, and traffic calming speed humps. Each neighborhood greenway that is built in the city goes through planning, evaluation, and community engagement. For more details on this, see the City’s website on neighborhood greenways.
Worth noting, our nonprofit Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, shares the name with this program by the City. Our earliest win gave us our name: we provided the vision, community outreach, and momentum that led City leaders to incorporate neighborhood greenways into Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan. From there, we embarked on a multi-neighborhood listening effort to discover what mattered most to communities across the city and build our grassroots power, and expanded our scope to making neighborhoods great places to walk, bike, and live. In other words, we don’t only, or mainly, work on neighborhood greenways — despite our name. 🙂