Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Family Bicycle and Pedestrian Circulation Plan

Beacon Hill was one of the first neighborhoods in Seattle to initiate the process of Neighborhood Greenways. After numerous public design meetings, Beacon BIKES and ALTA Planning+Design have prepared the Beacon Hill Family Bicycle and Pedestrian Circulation Plan; a ten-year plan that prioritizes a list of intersection projects and strategies.


Wayfinding signs and additional signage at arterial crossing are planned along along 17/18th Ave S corridor.


Advocates from Beacon Hill hope to inspire other neighborhoods in Seattle to initiate destination-based local transportation planning so that more families with children can safely and comfortably access their schools, parks and businesses by bike and on foot. Beacon BIKES also hopes to reduce motor vehicle traffic and congestion in the neighborhood, specifically around schools, by offering a safer and more appealing walking and bicycling environment.

The destinations that drive the design of the Beacon Hill circulation plan include:

  • Schools: Beacon Hill International School, Kimball Elementary School, Dearborn Elementary School, Van Asselt Elementary School, Cleveland High School, Maple Elementary School, Mercer Middle School and St. George School
  • Parks and trails: 12th Street Viewpoint, Chief Sealth Trailhead, Jefferson Park, Jose Rizal Bridge, Lewis Park, and Mountain to Sound Greenway
  • Civic and institutional destinations: Beacon Hill library, Jefferson Community Center and Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Urban village center: the light rail station, El Centro de la Raza, Red Apple market and other local businesses
  • Other business and retail zones including: Hanford Street and Beacon business zone and Denise Louie Child Development Center, Verity Credit Union, McPherson’s Produce and the retail area at Alaska, Columbian Way and Beacon Avenue

2 Responses to “Beacon Hill”


  1. Beacon Hill Blog » Archive » Greenway signs sprout on 17th and 18th Avenues - October 6, 2011

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