Ballard

Who Are We?

Ballard Greenways is a group of neighbors like you who are working to make our streets safer and more comfortable for everybody.ballard greenways

Our community group works on projects in the greater Ballard area including Adams, West Woodland, Sunset Hill, Loyal Heights, Crown Hill, and Whittier Heights

Get Involved!

Joining our Google Group is the best way to receive updates or get involved. Welcome.

We host regular monthly meetings on the third Thursday of every month. Visit our Google Group for location information and the meeting agenda.

Get involved with our top 2015 priority to make 6th Ave NW, including its NW Market Street intersection safe enough for children to get to school or learn more.

You can also follow us online

Our Victories

  • 17th Ave NW Neighborhood Greenway: We have been instrumental in helping make the planned 17th Ave NW neighborhood greenway a success. Our members have won grant funding to improve the greenways northernmost connection to Whitman School and for the NW 85th St crossing. We have been working with allies to improve the southern end of the greenway and integrate it into Old Ballard.
  • NW 58th St Neighborhood Greenway: We successfully advocated for the NW 58th St neighborhood greenway, activated it with an grand opening party, and have been advocating to upgrade portions of it to make it more family friendly.
  • Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan: We successfully advocated to incorporate 95% our crowd sourced knowledge into Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan.
  • Crowd sourced mapping: We scouted and identified a crowd-sourced map of important walking and biking routes (see map below)
Below is our crowd sourced map of routes that are important to creating a network of safe streets for people who walk and bike in our neighborhood.


View Ballard Greenways — Potential Route Network in a larger map

Ballard Future Routes

Solid Green: Completed greenway (Label: “Completed”, 100% opacity, 10pt line)
Translucent Green: Greenways funded/under construction (Label: “In progress”, 45% opacity, 10pt line)
Red: Priority 1 greenway to build next (Label:”P1″, 45% opacity, 10pt line)
Red Pin: Priority 1 intersection treatments to build next (Labeled “P1″)
Narrow Purple Lines: Potential Greenway Routes (subject to change and duplication, 45% opacity, 5 pt)
Purple Points: Potential Greenway intersection treatments
Wide Blue Lines: Cycle tracks and other expensive infrastructure (45% opacity, 10pt line)