We’re celebrating. And you’re invited. The occasion is the completion of a new neighborhood greenway on 39th Avenue NE. Be there when we cut the ribbon on Friday, Oct. 26, at 8:15 a.m. FYI: Top Pot is bringing donuts.

The ribbon cutting takes place at the south end of the greenway where 39th Avenue NE, NE 52nd Street and the Burke Gilman Trail come together. Join neighbors, parents and students after the ceremony as they ride their bikes up the greenway to Thornton Creek Elementary School. Get in the spirit early and wear your Halloween costume.

Greenways are residential streets where traffic moves at slower speeds and people feel safer and more comfortable walking and biking. We transformed 39th Avenue NE into a 1.4 mile greenway between NE 52nd Street and NE 80th Street by:

• Adding a curb bulb and creating a new connection to the Burke Gilman Trail at NE 52nd Street.
• Adding curb bulbs and/or median islands at four other arterial intersections.
• Adding stop signs for east/west traffic at five non-arterial intersections.

Seattle Children’s funded the greenway through our Livable Streets Initiative. We’re spending nearly $4 million on various transportation improvements in Northeast Seattle as part of a master plan that will guide our growth for the next 20 years.