Temporary program allows local walking, rolling and biking on Lake WA Boulevard and Golden Gardens Drive NW

The Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Parks and Recreation are piloting two new street closures to open up even more opportunities for local recreation. Since staying healthy by staying local is still the goal, these two Keep It Moving streets provide several more miles of traffic-free space for the community to walk, bike or roll on. (Although street residents and deliveries will be allowed through.) The Lake Washington Boulevard closure serves southeast Seattle, and Golden Gardens Drive serves the northwest.

Both locations are trials; Lake Washington Boulevard’s closure, starting in the north at Mount Baker Beach and ending at Seward Park, runs from Friday, June 26 through Tuesday June 30. The closure will prevent access to Stan Sayres boat ramp, but you can launch from the Atlantic City ramp in Rainier Beach, or at Magnuson Park in NE Seattle.

Golden Gardens Drive NW, which begins on top of the bluff on Sunset Hill and winds down to the park entrance, will remain closed to traffic starting Thursday, June 25 until further notice. The off-leash area at Golden Gardens will be open during the street pilot, but the parking lot will be closed. The Eddie Vine boat launch at Golden Gardens will remain open. Both pilot streets will be considered for longer closure depending on usage and other factors.

Email StayHealthyStreets@Seattle.gov and let us know if people #KeepMoving, share the road well, and why or why not you’d like to see the closure extended throughout the summer.