Where should West Seattle’s next ‘greenway’ be? Last day for survey

If you haven’t answered the city’s survey about potential routes for the next West Seattle greenway – this is your last chance. (The greenway concept is explained here.) The survey contains questions about transportation topics above and beyond the greenway route, too. Answer the survey here. The project website also has an interactive map of route options with options for “liking” one or more and/or leaving comments. Whichever route is chosen, the greenway is targeted for a 2019 debut. (Our area has two greenways now, both in east West Seattle, shown in green on the map above.)

19 Replies to "Where should West Seattle's next 'greenway' be? Last day for survey"

  • Brenda October 2, 2016 (6:13 pm)

    What am I missing, why do they run north/south instead of East/ west options?

    • WSB October 2, 2016 (6:30 pm)

      Because this is primarily meant as an alternative to 35th, which runs north/south. The already-designated greenways are alternatives (mostly) to Delridge and 16th, also north-south.

  • nw October 2, 2016 (7:03 pm)

    Get out there and peddle west seattle!

  • DH October 2, 2016 (7:17 pm)

    Thanks for the reminder. Completed it now!

  • Jeffrey October 2, 2016 (7:57 pm)

    Can we select all of the above? #moreplease

  • trickycoolj October 2, 2016 (9:49 pm)

    East West options please.  I work on the Duwamish, I’d love a safe way to get there that doesn’t involve bombing down Boeing Hill/Highland Park Way.

    • leftfielder October 3, 2016 (8:20 am)

      trickycoolj – Depending on where you’re coming from, the old Seattle Department of Engineering service road through the West Duwamish Greenbelt could be useful to you. It connects the bottom of Highland Park Way with the Riverview playfields. It’s not in perfect shape, but I’ve ridden both up and down it on a skinny tired road bike plenty of times when it’s dry. It was built with a max grade of 10% to allow large trucks to access the hillside. See here: http://www.hpic1919.org/riverview/walking%20riverview.html.

      Nonetheless, I hope you noted the need for more east/west options in the survey. SDOT needs to hear that message from as many people as possible.

      • Trickycoolj October 3, 2016 (12:37 pm)

        Interesting hadn’t considered through the green belt (coming from High Point so lots of winding downhill roads to negotiate). Definitely noted in the survey. Lots of folks are commuting on the southern E-W corridor and it would be a critical connection to employment centers in points south in The Valley like Tukwila, Kent, and Renton. 

      • Mike October 4, 2016 (5:39 am)

        That’s an interesting route, I wonder if those in charge of making decisions on the greenways even know it exists.  Seems like the perfect fit for a designated walk/bike path that could be enhanced for safety and longevity with some tax dollars.

  • ktrapp October 3, 2016 (10:03 am)

    While I’m all for more cycling routes, the 37th/36th route seems problematic to me.  I live near to the intersection with Thistle.  That’s just on the East side of a crest of a hill, meaning anyone going the speed limit on Thistle Eastbound, might have very little time to react to a cyclist or pedestrian in the middle of the street.  That’s about the worst spot you could attempt to cross Thistle.  And yes, I’ll be leaving that feedback on the site.

    • KM October 3, 2016 (4:57 pm)

      That was definitely my 3rd choice, and I didn’t even consider what you mentioned. I live near a similar intersection and I consider that when I cross the street in my neighborhood. I commented that I would love 34th or 30th, but wonder if 34th would be a bit busy as EC Hughes and West Seattle Elementary are on that street, and EC Hughes will have their school busses loading and parent pick up/drop off on 34th unless they have big plans to change that and add controlled intersections where there currently are not. 

  • DawgtiredWS October 3, 2016 (10:08 am)

    Just curious….. I live on 15th Ave SW and cross over, east to west and west to east,  the Greenway on 17th Ave SW  many times during the week. I have never seen a bike on it.   Does anyone out there living on that Greenway willing to comment on what they see as daily bike use ? 

    • Trickycoolj October 3, 2016 (12:38 pm)

      I’ve stopped at the light on 14th and Holden exactly once and it was for a pedestrian and not a bike. Go through their daily morning and evening rush hour. 

    • AJP October 3, 2016 (2:25 pm)

      I use that greenway about 4 times per week, usually around 4:30 pm. I see 1-2 other riders at that time. 

  • 1000amys October 3, 2016 (11:16 am)

    I see oodles of bikes (and walkers and dog walkers and tricyclers) on the 21st section of the greenway between Myrtle and Holly. 

  • wsn00b October 3, 2016 (3:43 pm)

    Let’s convert 35th Ave SW into a greenway. It will help with the overall safety goal too. 

    • Mike October 4, 2016 (5:37 am)

      I hope you’re kidding.

      • wsn00b October 4, 2016 (1:40 pm)

        But Mike, I thought 35th is a residential street. If we put bikes and pedestrians, it will calm traffic. Slow down everybody and save lives. Zero accidents will happen. SDOT says so. I believe the omniscient SDOT. Make 35th a greenway. 

  • M October 3, 2016 (11:01 pm)

    @ Dawgtiredws – I live on the 17th Ave greenway and see bicyclists use it pretty much every day at all times of the day. It seems to be the full spectrum of decked out bicycle commuters during the typical morning commute times, recreational bicyclists on the weekends, kids at all times, and casual riders going from one place to another. Definitely an uptick in bicycles since it became a designated greenway. 

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