Check out Ballard’s Stay Healthy Streets

Ballard Map, Survey, Signs & More

As physical distancing becomes the new normal, Stay  Healthy Streets are an important tool for  Seattleites  to get outside,  travel to essential services and small businesses and exercise.   With community engagement, these streets can become treasured assets in our neighborhoods to facilitate stronger practices around mental and physical health.

Throughout April and May, over 20 miles of Neighborhood Greenways were upgraded to Stay Healthy Streets and opened to people walking, rolling, and biking. Neighborhood Greenways are residential streets identified through past public engagement with enhanced safety features like speed humps, stop signs, and crossing improvements at major streets. Like any residential street, cut-thru traffic is discouraged, but local access, deliveries, waste pickup and emergency vehicles are allowed. With the designation of Stay Healthy Streets, it becomes okay to walk in the street to keep 6 feet apart.

Currently, Stay Healthy Streets are in 13 locations including 17th Ave NW in Ballard!

See the Ballard Map! Click here

See the Survey Results!
Stay Healthy Streets can only be an asset with input and support from the people who live along and use them. This summer, the Seattle Department of Transportation collected feedback from over 9,000 people using an online survey.

New Signs!
Starting December 5, A-frame signs along all Stay Healthy Streets have been replaced with sturdier ones less susceptible to winter weather and movement. The larger barricades go near busy intersections and the small barrel with a sign at all other locations. The information sign has been revised to provide more clarity at a glance.