SDOT to open 11 more miles of Stay Healthy Streets around Seattle

More streets will be closed and converted to “Stay Healthy Streets”, according to a Seattle Department of Transportation blog posted on Friday. It’s part of their “Keep It Moving” campaign, which is aimed to help those get around safer during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eleven more miles of “Stay Healthy Streets” will open, allowing residents to get out and keep a social distance of at least 6 feet away. The streets will be open to walking, rolling, running, skating and biking, according to SDOT’s blog.

The changes will be added around Lake City, Aurora Licton Springs, Ballard and Delridge/Highland Parks communities.

SDOT said it will also extend the Central District route, which already has “Stay Healthy Streets” in place. Now it will include 22nd Avenue East and East Olive Street. The changes bring the total to 20 miles of “Stay Healthy Streets” throughout Seattle neighborhoods.

Lake City enacted these changes May 1. Other neighborhood streets will see changes starting early next week.

The street changes will be in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week until further notice.

In previous weeks, “Stay Healthy Streets” were also added to neighborhoods include Greenwood, Othello and Rainier Beach, Beacon Hill, West Seattle and High Point and Green Lake.

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