Seattle Neighborhood Greenways has been working with local advocates to develop ideas for open streets as a way to relieve crowding on sidewalks, paths and major parks during the outbreak. We previously reported about some of their ideas, and the organization is still accepting open streets ideas via their online survey.
Since taping this interview with Gordon Padelford and Clara Cantor of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, SDOT has announced their Stay Healthy Streets program to open a set of residential streets to walking and biking 24/7. Similar to Oakland’s Slow Streets program, Stay Healthy Streets will be closed to through-traffic but open to local access.
The city is starting with two streets in the Central District and West Seattle, but has plans to expand the program to include 15 miles “in the coming weeks.”