Who We Are
Queen Anne Greenways (QAG) is a forum for interested residents of Queen Anne Hill to work together to increase mobility and accessibility for people of all ages and physical abilities. This includes walking, cycling, and driving, with an emphasis on safety. We work to get signage developed and put in place, calm traffic and improve intersections with stop signs or other means to help make them safer. Designated greenways (officially recognized by the city) do not exclude cars but rather help slow them down and make drivers more aware of people on foot or bike. (QA does not yet have any designated official greenways, however the historic Crown of the Hill is perhaps the most popular recreational route for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles on QA.)
There are no special membership. If you are interested in improving public safety in our neighborhood, just come and meet with us whenever we gather to share ideas, participate in activities, and set goals. Stay current with our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/QueenAnneGreenways
The mission of Queen Anne Greenways is to promote and pursue our vision of Queen Anne as a healthy place where people of all ages and abilities have safe walking and cycling routes to work, school, shopping, recreation and home.
What We Do
The actions of Queen Anne Greenways directly reflect our mission. We educate, advocate, and collect community feedback through tabling, open meetings, and other opportunities to interact with the Queen Anne community. We collect important anecdotal and quantitative data and publish important information about the state of the Queen Anne community. Through both independent projects and coordinated projects with other organizations we are working to make real change in our community.
Queen Anne Greenways formed in November 2012 when several interested community members gathered to share concerns about safe walking and cycling in our neighborhood. During the first half of 2013, QAG developed relationships and affiliations with like-minded groups and individuals, built community support, reviewed and provided input on Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan, mapped potential greenway routes, and began addressing pedestrian safety concerns.
At the July 2013 meeting, the group began a planning process to guide the continued development of Queen Anne Greenways over the next several years. This plan consists of three components: a Strategic Plan mapping our our organizational goals, a Blueprint acting as a call-to-action and highlighting our highest priority projects, and a Tactical Plan listing specific actions and objectives that will move us towards our vision of a walkable and bikeable Queen Anne.
Queen Anne Greenways is affiliated with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, a parent organization coordinating a coalition of greenways groups across Seattle. Seattle Neighborhood Greenways was formed in August 2011 to plan and advocate for safe, equitable, and comfortable streets connecting us to the places we use whether we walk, drive, ride a bike, push a stroller, or move in a wheelchair.