Mt Baker-Columbia City-Hillman City Healthy Street

Updated October 12, 2022

What's Happening Now?

We’re updating our Healthy Streets across Seattle based on the trends we’ve seen in terms of community use and public feedback. Our next steps will be.

  • Make some locations permanent Healthy Streets 
  • Return some locations to neighborhood greenways, which they were prior to the pandemic  
  • Further review some Healthy Streets and conduct more outreach to determine next steps. These locations will remain Healthy Streets until further notice. 

Please look at the below map to see what's changing in your neighborhood Healthy Street.

About this project

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?

We considered existing 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.

What is next?

We are evaluating making your Healthy Street a permanent community feature. We want your input on ways to create a space that reflects your values and needs. Permanent streets could be used for having outdoor potlucks and celebrations with your neighbors, art projects, sports, and traffic gardens along with travel and should support your community's values.

Project Map

a map showing the locations of permanent Healthy Streets and locations under review.

Schedule

Fall/Winter 2022: Collect community input on proposed permanent route and permanent features of the Mt Baker-Columbia City-Hillman City Healthy Street.