Neighborhood Greenways are residential streets with low volumes of auto traffic and low speeds where bicycles and pedestrians are given priority.
The goals are to:
Reduce auto cut-through - Speed bumps and traffic diverters keep cars trying to avoid main streets from cutting through on neighborhood streets.
Provide safer bicycling and pedestrian connections - Pavement markings alert people driving to expect people bicycling; improved crossings and curb ramps make pedestrian mobility easier and safer.
Reduce auto speeds - Speed bumps help slow automobile traffic on greenways.
Help people across our busier streets - Improved crossings at main streets help people walking and bicycling cross more easily.
Guide people on the route and help get them where they are going - Markings on the pavement and signage let you know where the Greenway goes and what's nearby, like parks and business districts.
Provide more "eyes on the street" - More people out on the street bicycling and walking leads to safer streets!
Click to learn more about "Sharrows" (pdf).