Othello and Rainier Beach Stay Healthy Street

Updated June 23, 2022

What's Happening Now?

The Stay Healthy Street Block Party event has been moved to Wednesday, July 13.    

We want to hear from you!

Join us for Community Outreach Block Party with Rec N the Street fun games and activities, music, snacks and more! 

We're hosting the block party in partnership with C.H.A.M.P.S Resource and Service Center and Seattle Housing. We want to talk with you about the Othello/Rainier Beach Stay Healthy Street and pedestrian safety improvements in the area, gather feedback, and answer your questions.

Event Details

Where: S Director Street (between 48th and 50th)

When: Wednesday, July 13 from 3 to 6 PM -- stop by any time!

Project overview

Stay Healthy Streets are an important tool for Seattleites to get outside, travel to grocery stores, pharmacies, and local businesses, and get exercise. Installed as part of our emergency response to the pandemic in 2020, they have made it possible for people to walk, roll, and bike in the street while staying 6 feet apart. They also provide an opportunity for you to consider how Stay Healthy Streets might improve your community in the 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. As with Neighborhood Greenways, local access, deliveries, waste pickup and emergency vehicles are always allowed but drivers must yield to other users.

Project Map

Othello and Rainier Beach Stay Healthy Street map

What's Next

We're thinking long term. We're planning to make some Stay Healthy Streets permanent and we want to hear your thoughts about the Othello and Rainier Beach Stay Healthy Street and what it should look like. So far sections of the Greenwood and Beacon Hill Stay Healthy Streets are slated to become permanent.

Permanent Healthy Street treatments in Greenwood

Permanent Healthy Street treatments in Greenwood

They can be used for gardening, games and sports, potlucks, and other celebrations. Because the street is already closed to pass through traffic, you don't need permits to close the street for these activities, you just need to notify neighbors on your block and be able to move if somone needs to get to their home or get a delivery.


March 2022: Pop-up event and survey to collect community feedback on the Othello and Rainier Beach Stay Healthy Street