LOCAL NEWS

Seattle considers permanent changes to Lake Washington ‘Keep Moving Street’

Dec 27, 2021, 4:59 AM
lake washington boulevard...
The Keep Moving Street on Lake Washington Boulevard. (Photo by Jeanne Clark, courtesy of SDOT/Flickr)
(Photo by Jeanne Clark, courtesy of SDOT/Flickr)

In 2020, the Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Parks and Recreation opened four “Keep Moving Streets” next to destination parks — Alki Point, Green Lake, Lake Washington Boulevard, and Golden Gardens — to provide space for people to walk, bike, and roll while staying 6 feet from others.

‘Keep Moving Street’ at Green Lake reopens to drivers with walk-bike path

One of those “Keep Moving Streets” is a 3-mile segment of Lake Washington Boulevard. The street was closed all summer in 2020, and was extended to more weekends in the summer of 2021 after positive community feedback. It also closed to pass-through traffic while Seattle Public Schools were on Thanksgiving break in November 2021.

People who used the street shared their thoughts via phone calls, emails, surveys, and even videos, and SDOT says “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.”

Thanks to Seattle City Councilmember Tammy Morales, SDOT explains, the department secured $200,000 through the 2022 budget to “explore the right balance of closures and possible permanent changes to promote more walking, rolling, and biking on Lake Washington Blvd.”

The next phase of community engagement is expected in spring 2022.

For now, the city will consider closing Lake Washington Boulevard to pass-through traffic and opening it to people during the February and April breaks for Seattle Public Schools.

Find more information about the Lake Washington Boulevard Keep Moving Street online here.

Local News

Demonstrators march through downtown following a rally in support of abortion rights on May 3, 2022...
MyNorthwest Staff

Thousands protest throughout Seattle over abortion rights

Protestors congregated at the downtown Federal Building at Marion Street and Second Avenue, led by the Democratic Socialists of America.
2 days ago
(KIRO 7)...
Jordan Duncan

Capitol Hill Pride to move forward with event despite lack of traffic control from SPD

The march is not being permitted because the Seattle Police Department has declined to provide traffic control, citing low staffing levels.
2 days ago
(KIRO 7)...
Shawn Garrett

Get up to $250 in Visa gift cards at Kirkland police’s gun exchange event

A program to exchange guns for gift cards will be hosted by the Kirkland Police Department on Saturday, according to a media release. The event will be held June 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kirkland Justice Center, located at 11750 Northeast 118th Street. “Kirkland experienced six gun-related suicides since 2020,” said […]
2 days ago
Photo by Elena Di Vincenzo...
MyNorthwest Staff

King County prepares for possibility of another killer heat wave

King County has put together an Extreme Heat Mitigation Strategy to prepare for the rising temperatures set to start this weekend.
2 days ago
Photo by Lindsey Wasson...
Micki Gamez

Seattle is no longer the #1 bike friendly city in the nation

Even though Seattle was knocked off its pedestal, we are still one of the top ten bike-friendly cities in the nation.
2 days ago
Photo from @SeattleSBWU on Twitter...
Logan Gilbert

Starbucks workers go on strike over ‘union busting activity’

Starbucks workers announced they are going on strike today over the treatment of fellow workers.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Swedish Cyberknife 900x506...

June is Men’s Health Month: Here’s Why It’s Important To Speak About Your Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die five years earlier than women.
...

Anacortes – A Must Visit Summertime Destination

While Anacortes is certainly on the way to the San Juan Islands (SJI), it is not just a destination to get to the ferry… Anacortes is a destination in and of itself!
...

Ready for your 2022 Alaskan Adventure with Celebrity Cruises?

Celebrity Cruises SPONSORED — A round-trip Alaska cruise from Seattle is an amazing treat for you and a loved one. Not only are you able to see and explore some of the most incredible and visually appealing natural sights on the planet, but you’re also able to relax and re-energize while aboard a luxury cruise […]
...

Compassion International Is Determined to ‘Fill’ a Unique Type of Football ‘Stadium’

Compassion International SPONSORED — During this fall’s football season—and as the pandemic continues to impact the entire globe—one organization has been urging caring individuals to help it “fill” a unique type of “stadium” in order to make a lasting difference in the lives of many. Compassion International’s distinctive Fill the Stadium (FtS, fillthestadium.com) initiative provides […]
...

What are the Strongest, Greenest, Best Windows?

Lake Washington Windows & Doors SPONSORED — Fiberglass windows are an excellent choice for window replacement due to their fundamental strength and durability. There is no other type of window that lasts as long as fiberglass; so why go with anything else? Fiberglass windows are 8x stronger than vinyl, lower maintenance than wood, more thermally […]
...

COVID Vaccine is a Game-Changer for Keeping our Kids Healthy

Snohomish Health District SPONSORED — Cheers to the parents and guardians who keep their kids safe and healthy. The dad who cooks a meal with something green in it, even though he’s tired and drive-thru burgers were tempting. The mom who calms down the little one who loudly and resolutely does NOT want to brush […]
Seattle considers permanent changes to Lake Washington ‘Keep Moving Street’