Alki Point Healthy Street

Updated September 20, 2023

What's Happening Now?

Thank you to everyone who gave input on the Alki Point Healthy Street project early design. 

A new design for the Alki Point Healthy Street/Neighborhood Greenway has been created to be constructed in 2024, which will include the following elements: 

  • Additional 10-foot-wide walking/rolling space adjacent to the sidewalk along Beach Drive SW (beachfront side)
  • Traffic calming measures
  • Wayfinding
  • Painted cul-de-sac turnaround at Alki Ave SW & 64th Pl SW

Future additional design work and crossing improvements will be considered for one block of the permanent Healthy Street on Beach Dr from 63rd Ave SW to 64th Ave SW. 

As soon as September, we will be installing new temporary Healthy Street signs at select Healthy Street locations. We have heard concerns from neighbors and our SDOT crews regarding Healthy Street signage being repeatedly moved. To help manage this, we will be installing new temporary signage with a large round concrete base that will reduce movement of the signs.  

The signs are considered temporary until we install our standard permanent Healthy Street sign treatments. The two new temporary Healthy Street signs for Alki Point will be located at Beach Dr SW and 63rd Ave SW, and Alki Ave SW and 63rd Ave SW. This is a draft drawing of what it could look like.

Enhanced Temporary Sign

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About this project 

Alki Point is a regional destination park and marine reserve habitat, as well as a destination for many popular outdoor activities like kayaking and paddle boarding, whale watching, exploring the low tides, and taking in views of the sunset and mountain range.  

In May 2020, we implemented a Healthy Street on Beach Drive SW and Alki Avenue SW from the north end of 63rd Ave SW to the south end of 63rd Ave SW. 

Map of Alki Healthy Street

While people can still drive to destinations on the street, using the street as a cut-through is discouraged so that it stays calmer and safer for all users – especially people biking, walking, or using a foot scooter.

After we installed the Healthy Street in 2020, we heard from many community members who wanted to keep the Healthy Street permanent.

In 2021 and 2022, we completed an outreach process and received comments from more than 2,000 people. After reviewing the public input, we announced in October that the Alki Point Healthy Street will be permanent.

Community Outreach

Since the Alki Point Keep Moving Street opened, we heard from many community members that they would like it to stay in some form to keep providing space for people to walk, bike, roll, and play. Data shows that the Alki Keep Moving Street has the highest usage among any Keep Moving Street or Stay Healthy Street.

In 2021 and 2022, we completed community engagement, which included a survey and stakeholder meetings. We analyzed more than 2,000 responses to the Alki Point Keep Moving Street Survey and additional outreach items like emails, phone calls, stakeholder meetings, and door-to-door business outreach.

The outreach summary is in two parts:

  • Part 1 can be found here (revised May 11). Part 1 contains the survey results to the first section of our online survey. These questions were aimed to help us understand how the street is or isn't working well in its current condition.
  • Part 2 can be found here. It contains the results from the second set of questions, which include summarized open-ended responses to three sets of design elements.


May 2020: Alki Point Keep Moving Street installed

Summer 2020 through Spring 2021: Observation and evaluation

Summer 2021: Hear from the community to learn what people think of this Keep Moving Street as it is today, and understand what the community wants the street to look like in the future

Fall 2021: Permanent design survey; Outreach and engagement

Summer 2022: Share outreach summaries

Fall 2022: Permanent Healthy Street announced and early designs shared

Summer 2023: Updated map with portion of permanent Healthy Street to be installed at a later date


This project is currently funded for community outreach and engagement. Funding for final design and permanent installation has not yet been identified. As we're hearing from the community, we're also working to secure this funding. 


View the early design 


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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