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SDOT pilots a car-free Lake Washington Blvd through Tuesday, announces more Stay Healthy Streets

Lake Washington Blvd has been the most-requested street for the city’s car-free and car-light street projects, which started as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the need to create more space for people to safely distance while getting some … Continue reading

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Car driving is down 91% from pre-outbreak levels on the city’s new Stay Healthy Streets

It made national news last week when Seattle announced that the Stay Healthy Streets (“SHS”) program would be transitioning from an emergency program to a permanent program. For example, a CNN headline read: “Seattle to permanently close 20 miles of … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced map highlights 130 miles of potential Stay Healthy Streets

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways has been collecting people’s ideas for street improvements the city could make to help more people get outside and get around safely during the outbreak. They received 250 ideas, which they condensed into a map of 130 … Continue reading

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SDOT opens 11 more miles of Stay Healthy Streets, Parks cancels May 10 Bicycle Sunday

There’s good news and bad news for people looking to get outside on some car-free (or car-light) streets in the next week. SDOT has announced 11 more miles of Stay Healthy Streets, bringing the citywide total to 20 miles of … Continue reading

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City announces new and expanded Stay Healthy Streets in the CD, Beacon Hill, Greenwood and Rainier Beach

Seattle has added six more miles of what the city is calling “Stay Healthy Streets,” car-light streets where through-traffic is banned and people are allowed to walk in the street 24/7. They are part of an effort to create more … Continue reading

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Watch: Talking open streets during COVID-19 with Gordon and Clara from SNG

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 … Continue reading

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