As we’ve reported before, Wallingford is the first neighborhood to receive a ‘greenway,’ which is an alternative and safer route for bikes and pedestrians. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has announced today that the Wallingford Greenway is now complete, and this Saturday, bicyclists and pedestrians in Wallingford will celebrate the installation of Seattle’s first Neighborhood Greenway along N 43rd and N 44 th streets between Stone Way N and Latona Avenue NE.
Map of Seattle’s proposed greenways
Traffic calming improvements include adding a green bike box(es) at 43rd/Wallingford, 44th/Latona, and 44th/Thackery; constructing a median at 43rd and Stone Way; adding on-street parking and installing signs to reinforce existing parking restrictions; as well as the addition of new directional signs and pavement markings. The new Greenway provides access to Wallingford Center, Wallingford Playfield, Hamilton International School and the school programs located in the Lincoln High School building. It also offers an alternative route to using busier N 45th Street.
The official opening of the Wallingford Greenway is this Saturday, June 16 at 5 p.m. Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, SDOT Director Peter Hahn and community members are hosting a ribbon cutting across N 44th Street at Corliss allowing Kidical Mass—a family bike ride for kids of all ages—to pass through.