KEEP MOVING STREETS | Streets near Green Lake, Alki, & Lake Washington are open to people walking, rolling, biking, blading, scooting, & fun!

Photo credit: SDOT Flickr, Jeanne Clark

Enjoy fresh air and time outside on a Keep Moving Street that is closed to vehicles and open for people to walk, bike, and play! 

We, along with the rest of the world, made big adjustments to how we lived and traveled in 2020 to keep each other healthy. To help people stay healthy (both mentally and physically), we closed some streets to people driving and opened them for people to walk, bike, and play. Keep Moving Streets are streets adjacent to major parks and give people more space to recreate safely. 

Now in 2021, with the approach of summer, each of us still has a critical role while we work to get at least 70% of King County residents vaccinated. We’ve made adjustments to some of our Keep Moving Streets (read on for details) to help people travel and play in a healthy way this summer. Remember to wear a mask, stay six-feet apart from others, and following Public Health – Seattle & King County guidelines. Seattle Parks and Recreation will continue to monitor COVID-19 rates and park crowding to determine how to manage parking lots near Keep Moving Streets. 


GREEN LAKE


The section of W Green Lake Way N between N 63rd St and the off-leash parking lot will be completely closed to people driving. Photo credit: SDOT Flickr 

We’re modifying the Green Lake Keep Moving Street to maintain parking lot access, make for a clearer, safer, and more predictable experience, and reconnect Woodland and Green Lake parks.  

The section of W Green Lake Way N between N 63rd St and the off-leash parking lot will be completely closed to people driving. Drivers can still enter and exit the Lower Woodland tennis court and off-leash parking lots from E Green Lake Way.  

This change is expected to happen the week of April 26 close to the time paving along E Green Lake Way N is expected to wrap up. 


LAKE WASHINGTON BLVD 


One mile of Lake Washington Blvd will be open to people walking, rolling, and biking from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September. Photo credit: SDOT Flickr, Jeanne Clark 

Because of previous pilot success and encouragement from hundreds of people who enjoy the space, we’re planning to open a stretch of Lake Washington Blvd to people walking, rolling, and biking from Memorial Day weekend through the end of September.    

We’re collecting input before then to see which options people prefer for this summer. We developed 4 options based on what we’ve heard and available funding (1-mile, 3-mile on weekends only, 1-mile + 3-mile on weekends, 3-mile).  Please complete this survey by May 10 to share your preference on our four options. 


ALKI POINT 


Alki Point will remain a Keep Moving Street in its current form until spring 2022 or until we secure funding for permanent changes on the street. Photo credit: SDOT Flickr, Jennifer Muelenburg 

We’re working to secure funding for designing and building permanent changes on the street based on community input.  

In the meantime, Alki Point will remain a Keep Moving Street in its current form until spring 2022 or until we secure funding for permanent changes on the street.  

In the coming weeks, we’ll do more outreach to hear from more voices, learn what the community thinks of this Keep Moving Street as it is today, and understand what people want the street to look like in the future. Go to our webpage to get involved.


GOLDEN GARDENS 


Photo credit: SDOT Flickr 

The current status of the Golden Gardens Dr NW Keep Moving Street is pending decisions related to Golden Gardens Park.  

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) observed crowding and mask-noncompliance at Golden Gardens Park during the recent warm, sunny weekend, and are considering closing the parking lots and reopening Golden Gardens Dr NW to people walking. Regular communication between SDOT and SPR will determine whether to move forward with this Keep Moving Street. 


While Keep Moving Streets have been popular and well-used, we know they don’t come without tradeoffs.  

Thank you for your understanding as we work to listen to feedback, and balance needs, while maintaining a focus on reaching Seattle’s Vision Zero goal to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2030.  

We appreciate your ideas, questions, and comments on how to make the city better. Sign up for email updates on these projects and visit our Stay Healthy Streets webpage for more info.