Who We Are

Imagine your neighborhood, knitted together with quiet residential streets where children and adults safely walk, ride bicycles, play and run. Imagine these streets are close to where you live and connect you to the places you want to go — Read more

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Three lessons from riding every greenway

Our Mission

We identify, advocate for, and activate safe and healthy streets for all. How? Check out our strategic plan. What are we doing in 2014? Maps, supporting diverse communities, holding meetups, advocating for, and celebrating safe healthy streets —  you can see we have a lot planned for 2014!

Was it just in late 2011 that we first started to imagine a city connected by safe, family-friendly streets where our children and families could walk and bike to school? What an incredible year it has been! Through everyone’s hard work, this dream is now being cemented as Seattle’s actual transportation policy. Personally, I became involved in safe streets advocacy in 2008 when my son Akiva was 10. I wondered whether he would be able to experience the freedom of bicycling from our home in Wallingford to Roosevelt High School. Akiva is now a high school freshman, and he still can’t bike to school safely. Read more

Great News! November 15, 2012: Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
 receives 2012 Sustainable Seattle Award for Livable Urban Communities  Seattle Neighborhood Greenways started in August 2011 with three neighborhood groups in Beacon Hill, Bryant, and Wallingford, all with people eager to reclaim local streets as safe and healthy community places. There are now 19 community groups. Read more about the award here.


Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is a rapidly growing volunteer coalition representing 19 neighborhoods (as of September 2012) to plan and advocate for safe and healthy streets connecting us to the places we use, whether we walk, drive, ride a bike, push a stroller, or move by wheelchair. Learn more


There’s lots going on!  Local Seattle Neighborhood Greenways groups meet frequently, we meet citywide for educational meetups, walks, and rides at least monthly, and we follow local events that fit well with Greenways core values and campaigns.  See what’s going on.


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Get Involved

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