Central Seattle

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Who Are We?

Central Seattle Greenways is a group of neighbors like you who are working to make their streets safer and more comfortable for everybody.

Our community group works on projects on Capitol Hill, the Central District, Yesler Terrace, Leschi, and Madrona.

Get Involved!

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

Get involved with our top 2015 priority to design and fund better walking and biking connections as part of the SR-520 project or learn more.

Join us at our monthly meeting on the second Monday of the month at Cortona Cafe from 6-8 PM.

You can also follow us online:
Facebook: CentralSeattleGreenways
Twitter: CSGreenways
Website: www.centralseattlegreenways.com

Our Victories

  • Central Area Neighborhood Greenway: We led the effort with help from our neighboring groups of Montalke and Madison Park Greenways and the Cascade Bicycle Club to help build this neighborhood greenway that will stretch from the Mount Baker neighborhood to Montlake. We led scouting rides, identified key issues such as intersections needing improved crossings, and worked to create a positive energy around the project.
  • Melrose Promenade: Our members have been leaders in the effort to make Melrose Avenue a welcoming place for people to enjoy and travel through on foot or on bike. We won a grant and completed a community planning process to create a plan, and now SDOT will be designing this route in 2016.
  • SR-520 trails: We have been key to making sure the SR-520 highway replacement project reconnects our neighborhoods rather than further dividing us. See our website for previous advocacy on this.
  • Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan: Seattle adopted 95% of 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 Greenway drafts in a larger map


Solid Green Line: Completed Greenway
Translucent Green: In progress/Greenway Funded
Red: Priority 1 Greenways to build next
Red Pin: Priority 1 intersections to build next
Narrow Purple Lines: Potential Greenway Routes (subject to change)
Purple Points: Potential Greenway intersection treatments
Wide Blue Lines: Cycle tracks and other expensive Low Stress infrastructure recommended