Home Zone Program

Home Zone Program Background

We share the community's goal of creating pedestrian-friendly neighborhood streets. One way to accomplish this goal is to work collaboratively with a neighborhood to create a home zone. A home zone plan involves the entire neighborhood working together to prioritize improvements that calm traffic, improve pedestrian mobility and improve neighborhood livability. Home Zone Program Background explains more about home zones in general and how the program was started in Seattle.

Launched in 2019, we implemented two pilot home zones, one in the Broadview neighborhood and another in the South Park Neighborhood. Pilot Project Implementation explains more about how a Home Zone is developed and references the two pilot projects developed in 2019. Funding was secured in 2020 for another two pilot projects. 

In 2020, SDOT launched Reconnect West Seattle, a framework for supporting neighborhoods impacted by the closure of the West Seattle High-Rise and restoring efficient travel across the Duwamish. SDOT worked with communities from South Park, Georgetown, and Highland Park to prioritize improvements. Reconnect West Seattle Home Zones provides information on the process, timeline, and funding used for each of those neighborhoods. 

Home Zone Program Goals

  • Create safe and walkable neighborhoods for people of all ages and abilities.
  • Create holistic plans that address traffic calming and maintaining local access.
  • Improve resident's quality of life and strengthen community.

Home Zone Toolkit

This toolkit presents a menu of projects you can pursue on your residential street. Some, such as painting a mural at an intersection, are simple and relatively easy to implement. Others, such as improving pedestrian connections in your neighborhood are more complex and will likely require developing a home zone plan.

You can undertake this process by yourself, but you will likely find it is more effective and rewarding to assemble a community group with the same goal in mind. After talking with your neighbors, follow the five-step process below to begin improving your street. 

Home Zone News

Highland Park, South Park, and Georgetown Home Zones Update:

Thank you to everyone who gave us input through recent surveys on Home Zone projects in South Park, Georgetown, and Highland Park. We're getting ready to begin construction on these projects in the coming months! Please visit the Reconnect West Seattle Home Zones page for updates and project details. 

Translation and Interpretation services available upon request: (206) 400-7511

Dịch và thông dịch sẵn sàng nếu có sự yêu cầu (206) 400-7511.

Servicios de traducción e interpretación disponibles bajo petición (206) 400-7511.

Turjubaanka waxaa lagu heli karaa codsasho a (206) 400-7511.  

요청하시면 번역이나 통역을 제공해드립니다 (206) 400-7511.

如果您需要此信息翻譯成中文 請致電 (206) 400-7511. 

Tagalog mangyari lamang na tumawag sa (206) 400-7511. 

የዚህን መረጃ ትርጉም ከፈለጉ፣ በዚህ ስልክ ቁጥር ይደውሉ፡ (206) 400-7511

សវាកម្មបកប្រនិងការបកប្រភាសាមានតាមការស្នើសុំតាមរយៈ លខ : (២០៦) ៤០០-៧៥១១.