Stay Healthy Streets News & Information
Update: What's next for Stay Healthy Streets?
In the last year, we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of people outside—walking, skateboarding, biking, and rolling down the streets—and engaging with their neighborhoods in a big way.
Thanks to the outspoken support of neighborhood advocates like you, the City introduced Stay Healthy Streets last year, a few miles at a time until we had over 25 miles in 13 locations around the city, as well as two sister programs: Keep Moving Streets (recreation space near parks) and Stay Healthy Blocks (neighbor-run DIY Stay Healthy Streets). And they have been a HUGE hit!
Communities have rallied around their local open streets, and are eager to make them permanent. Thanks to popular demand last summer, Mayor Durkan committed to making 20 miles of the pilot Stay Healthy Streets program permanent, starting with streets in Greenwood (1st Ave NW) and Lake City. Now, the City is thinking through how to fulfill this promise to fund and construct permanent improvements. Get more details about what's next for these beloved streets and how you can play a role, in our Spring 2021 Update.
25 Miles of Stay Healthy Streets, and counting!
Have you been seeing Stay Healthy Streets signs around your neighborhood? These are usually as simple as a “closed street” sign, an orange cone, and a blue sign, letting folks know that the street is closed to regular through-traffic, but OPEN for people to walk, bike, roll, and skate in. With ideas and encouragement from our grassroots advocacy organization, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, the city of Seattle began implementing Stay Healthy Streets in neighborhoods across the city in April 2020.
- Aurora-Licton Springs [map]
- Ballard [map]
- Beacon Hill North [map]
- Beacon Hill South [map]
- Bell Street between 1st and 5th avenues
- Central Area [map]
- Delridge/Highland Park [map]
- Golden Gardens [map]
- Greenwood [map]
- Lake City Way 27th Ave NE [map]
- Lake City Way 37th Ave NE [map]
- Mt. Baker/Colombia City/Hillman City [map]
- Othello/Rainier Beach [map]
- Wallingford [map]
- West Seattle/High Point [map]
Keep Moving Streets at Seattle's Parks
Lake Washington Blvd Keep Moving Street
Heard on Twitter: Riding Lake WA Blvd #KeepMovingStreet was AWESOME today! It was quiet, calm, & populated with people out enjoying walks, rides, swims, paddleboards, etc.
1st Ave NW Stay Healthy Street
This Stay Healthy Street in the Greenwood neighborhood, is incredibly popular, with neighbors and cross-town bike riders alike: Did another ride today up to Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, including the 1st Ave NW Stay Healthy Street. Someone made a yard sign cheering people on!
25th Ave Stay Healthy Street
In Huffington Post: Three hours after it went in, two kids and a dad biked by, and I had never seen kids that young biking in the street. As soon as people were invited to use the street, they did .
Alki Point Keep Moving Street
Alki neighbors surrounding this Keep Moving Street are so enthusiastic about it, they made a fabulous video with the resounding message: Make it permanent!
They also generated this petition.
Ways to get Involved
Take the Survey
Do you use a Stay Healthy Street?
Tell the City how you feel about the Stay Healthy Streets, how they can be improved, where you’d like to see more of them, and whether any of them should be permanent. This link leads you directly to the City’s official survey — or click here to take the survey in another language - English - Spanish - Tigrinya - Amharic - Vietnamese - Somali - Korean - Chinese (Simplified) - Chinese (Traditional) - Tagalog
Join Our Grassroots Network
Did you know that Seattle Neighborhood Greenways is the leading grassroots organization* working to make Seattle a great place to walk, bike, and live? Find out how you can get involved or otherwise support our work today!
* We’re not affiliated with the City!