|Over Memorial Day weekend, Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Department of Transportation are opening 1 mile of Lake Washington Blvd from Mt Baker Park to Genesee Park to people walking, rolling, and biking. We’ll close this stretch to cars around noon on Friday, May 28 and crews will remove the barricades the morning of Tuesday, June 1. |
While the number of vaccinated King County residents continues to grow and as we move toward reopening, children under 12 are currently not eligible for vaccines. We’re working with SDOT to provide more space for people to get outside and play in a healthy way.
What about the rest of the summer?
The global pandemic provided the opportunity to experience the city in a different way and we received a significant volume of input on how Lake Washington Boulevard might operate this summer. We’re still finalizing plans for what the rest of the summer will look like on the Boulevard. In the meantime, we’ll close 1 mile (Mt Baker Park to Genesee Park) on weekends* and will share more as soon as plans are finalized.
*For reliable walking/biking access each weekend, crews will place barricades each Friday PM and remove them each Monday AM (they’ll keep the barricades up longer to accommodate holidays).
To learn more about Stay Healthy Streets please visit www.seattle.gov/transportation/stayhealthystreets
The winter holidays and school break are almost upon us. Yay? Maybe not so much if it means being cooped up at home even more than we have been. Getting outside is so important to our physical and mental health. That’s why we’re excited to announce that starting today, a mile of Lake Washington Boulevard is open for people to walk, roll, and bike. It will stay that way through January 3.
The one mile, northern portion of Lake Washington Blvd from Mt. Baker Park to Stan Sayres Memorial Park will be closed to people driving, except for emergency response. Barricades will be removed on Monday, January 4. We hope you enjoy this temporary Keep Moving Street!
SDOT has some other great ideas for having fun outdoors this time of year, including extending the Stay Healthy block closures through February, and permitting Brand New Year block closures by application through January 3. Learn more on the SDOT blog.