Beacon Hill Stay Healthy Street

Updated September 16, 2021

What's Happening Now?

Thank you for sharing your feedback on the Beacon Hill Stay Healthy Street!

Thank you to all the community members who participated in our site walk and online survey this August. Thus far, support for the project has been overwhelmingly positive with a clear preference to make the Beacon Hill Stay Healthy Street permanent. We appreciate the time you took to provide your feedback and neighborhood expertise, which will be considered to help shape the Beacon Hill Stay Healthy Street. 

We are currently reviewing the feedback we have received so far and will be sharing community comments and the online survey summary in the coming days.

This fall we will be considering permanent design options to pilot while we continue to have community conversations with our non-English speaking community members.

Conceptual Design of Standard Stay Healthy Street intersection

Conceptual Design of Stay Healthy Street intersection

Conceptual Diagram of Stay Healthy Street intersection

Conceptual diagram of Stay Healthy Street intersection 

Questions about the project?

You can reach out to us by email at BeaconHillStayHealthyStreet@seattle.gov or call (206) 684-7623

About this project 

Stay Healthy Streets are an important tool for Seattleites to get outside, travel to grocery stores, pharmacies, and local businesses, and get exercise. They make it possible for people to walk, roll, and bike in the street while staying 6 feet apart during the COVID-19 pandemic. Installed as part of our emergency response to the pandemic in 2020, they also provide an opportunity for you to consider how they might improve your community long-term.   

How were streets selected? 

Most Stay Healthy Streets were installed along Neighborhood Greenways, which have traffic calming like speed humps, improvements to make it easy to cross busy streets, and have gone through a community engagement process. These improvements were also in place along the Beacon Hill route, and so it was designated a Stay Healthy Street in June 2020 to provide additional space in Beacon Hill during the pandemic.

What is next?

We are collecting community input to help decide if the Stay Healthy Street you live on or near (see map below) should be made permanent or not. Changes to Beacon Hill Neighborhood Stay Healthy Street could improve its ability to host outdoor potlucks and celebrations with your neighbors, art projects, sports, and traffic gardens along with travel and should support your community's values. 

Schedule

Summer 2021: Community site walk to hear from people who live on or near Stay Healthy Streets

Fall 2021: SDOT team will share final decision on the Beacon Hill Stay Healthy Street