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Action Alert: Park Streets For People

Quick Summary: People should be able to safely walk, bike, roll, and play on streets in parks. Click here to take action and tell the Seattle Parks Department to include this idea in their strategic plan.

During the pandemic, the Seattle Parks Department teamed up with the Department of Transportation to create a version of Stay Healthy Streets next to iconic parks, which they called Keep Moving Streets. These streets along Alki Point, Lake Washington Boulevard, and Green Lake were opened for people to walk, bike, roll, and play by limiting car traffic. While not perfect, they have been well-loved by Seattleites.

 

The City is exploring how to make the Alki Point Keep Moving Street permanent, and has implemented an interim trail for a section of Green Lake. The City has not yet begun to conduct outreach to make permanent improvements for Lake Washington Boulevard.

The Seattle Parks Department needs to work with the Department of Transportation to conduct equitable engagement to co-design permanent improvements for these three streets, and expand the program to other streets to serve more communities.

The Parks Department is going through a strategic planning process, and needs to hear from people like you that continuing and expanding the Keep Moving Streets program is important. Please click here to send them a comment, or write your own email to [email protected]

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Thank you!

Gordon Padelford
Executive Director
Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

P.S. Don’t forget to RSVP for our annual Streets For People event coming up on November 7th