Seattle will be linked by a network of safe, comfortable streets that connect us to our neighborhoods, whether we walk, drive, ride a bike, push a stroller, or move by wheelchair. We rely on volunteer coalitions all over Seattle to identify and advocate for the best possible routes in our neighborhoods. See if your neighborhood is part of the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Coalition.

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is also exploring several new citywide initiatives for a healthier and more equitable Seattle: Greenways Go to School, Greenways for ALL Communities, and Safe Routes to Transit.

Greenways Go to School
Preschoolers walking to school

Many of us remember a time when walking and bicycling to school was a part of everyday life. In 1969, about half of all students walked or bicycled to school. Today, however, the story is very different. Seattle does have a program of Safe Routes to School Walking maps.  Greenways Go to School is a local program that seeks to increase safe routes to a linked set of schools throughout our neighborhoods. Learn more.


Greenways for ALL Communities

Rainier Valley Greenways public meeting 11/12


Seattle Neighborhood Greenways groups are flourishing in many Seattle neighborhoods, with notable exceptions in communities with great economic and cultural diversity. We want to help make sure ALL of Seattle has access to streets that are healthy and equitable. Rainier Valley Greenways was created as a model for Greenways for ALL Communities Learn more about the Rainier Valley Greenways startup project.

Spokespeople Ride at Seattle Children’s Hospital April 2011

Safe Routes to Health 

We envision a city where every health clinic and hospital can be comfortably reached by walking, wheeling, biking, and transit.

What does this mean for our healthcare institutions? Learn more about Safe Routes to Health.

Safe Routes to Transit 

Draw a circle around any light rail station or bus rapid ride corridor hub. Where are the carefully delineated greenways being constructed to support people who choose or need to walk or bike? Federal Transit Administration guidelines encourage safe and pleasant ways to access stations on foot or by bicycle. Learn more.

Traffic Garden

We are intrigued by the idea of building a traffic garden in Seattle that can be used as a teaching tool for children in grade 4 through grade 7. We have been working with Seattle Parks to identify a location and Washington Department of Transportation to find funding for this development.  We have applied to Parks Opportunity Fund for this development. We believe the Dutch model of training children to negotiate streets safely is relevant and an exciting model to explore in Seattle.  Learn more.