Stay Healthy Streets
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. The City began community engagement to design the final look and feel of the streets, but hadn’t found funding — until now!
The funding for Stay Healthy Streets includes $1.875 million for infrastructure improvements, as well as $625,000 for associated work, engagement, and design. SDOT has already launched community engagement efforts, and will accelerate plans now that funding has been secured.
City Council provided $300,000 to extend Cafe Streets permits through May of 2022. We will be working hard to make this successful program permanent.
Keep Moving StreetsThanks to your advocacy in support of Seattle’s three Keep Moving Streets at Lake Washington Boulevard, Alki Point, and Green Lake. Councilmember Herbold introduced an amendment which was supported by the rest of the council. The legislation now also includes a promise to use future federal funds or other resources to launch equitable community outreach and fund potential permanent infrastructure changes for all three Keep Moving Streets. We’re hopeful that with continued advocacy from people like you we can secure the necessary funding to make sure these fantastic public spaces don’t disappear.
Thank you for your continued advocacy!
PS: Want to learn more about what happens now? Check out What’s Next For Stay Healthy Streets.