SDOT closing stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard to cars to allow for more walking, biking

SEATTLE — SDOT is again closing a stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard for bikes, pedestrians and local traffic-use only.

The closure will begin July 24 and run through Sept. 8 with the possibility of extending through the end of September.

The decision was made after a 5-day pilot run in June and based on community feedback and observations from SDOT.

Dozens of streets around Seattle have already been closed as part of the department’s new “Stay Healthy Streets” program.

"The uptick in COVID-19 cases in our region underscores our desire to open up additional public spaces that allow recreation with appropriate social distance," a blog post read.

Starting Friday, square cement blocks with signs will be placed at Lake Park Dr S, 43 Ave S, 46 Ave S, 50 Ave S, S Genesee Way, S Orcas St, and S Juneau St. Street.

Read more about the closure here.