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12/17/2021

Lake Washington Blvd Keep Moving Street

The global pandemic provided an opportunity to experience the city in a different way. In 2020, Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Parks and Recreation opened 3 miles of Lake Washington Blvd all summer to allow for recreation close to home and space to keep 6 feet apart.  

This real-time experience engaged hundreds of people who shared their thoughts via phone calls, emails, surveys and even videos. A substantial number of people shared their joy at having a flat, intuitive space to walk, roll, and bike alongside one of Seattle’s most beautiful parks. Based on that and other considerations (outlined in this July email update), the program was extended to weekends over the summer of 2021. 

 

What's next for Lake Washington Blvd?  

Thanks to Councilmember Tammy Morales, we secured $200,000 through the 2022 budget to explore the right balance of closures and possible permanent operational changes to promote more walking, rolling, and biking on Lake Washington Blvd. We expect to launch the next phase of community engagement in spring 2022 to develop design concepts. 

During this time, we’ll consider closing 3 miles of Lake Washington Blvd to pass through traffic and opening it to people walking, rolling, and biking during the February and April Seattle Public Schools breaks and use the opportunities to collect feedback on the future of Lake Washington Blvd. Continue to watch for emails and other outreach for more information on the process. 
People biking on Lake Washington Blvd during a summer 2021 weekend closure. 

Please send your comments to StayHealthyStreets@Seattle.gov. Due to the high volume of emails, we cannot always respond to each one individually, but we read and value your input. 

Check out our webpage for more info on this Keep Moving Street.  

Thank you,  

Keep Moving Streets team 

People biking and riding scooters on Lake Washington Blvd during a summer 2021 weekend closure.
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