Creating Safe, Sustainable, and People-friendly alleys

Alleys are an important part of Seattle history, from the narrow walkways weaving through Pioneer Square to the public stairways climbing our many hills.

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View along Post Alley in the Market

Far more than just shortcuts, these paths have potential to become storefronts, celebrations, or play areas, and our Public Space Management team is here to help!

This U-District proposal called for adding lights, a bike rack, and other improvements to turn this alley off 42nd into a common space for the community.

This U-District proposal called for adding lights, a bike rack, and other improvements to turn this alley off 42nd into a common space for the community.

We’re supporting community led efforts throughout the city to re-claim, re-purpose, and beautify our alleys. This means improvements to lighting, creative art installations, shared seating, re-paving to better handle rainwater, and more.