Alki Point Healthy Street

Updated December 7, 2022

What's Happening Now?

Thank you to everyone who joined our open houses in November! If you were not able to join, the early design is posted below and you can share your input in our online comment form. You can also send questions and comments  to AlkiKeepMovingStreet@seattle.gov or share them in a voicemail to (206) 727-3565. Please share your comments by Dec. 9, 2022.

View the early design 

You can also view the full engineering plan set here.

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About this project 

Alki Point is a regional destination park and marine reserve habitat, as well 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 Point Keep Moving 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.

Earlier this year, 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 design is moving forward as a Neighborhood Greenway and permanent Healthy Street.

The early design for the Alki Point Healthy Street was shared in November 2022. We are currently collecting input on this design. 

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 also shows us the Alki Keep Moving Street also has the highest usage among any Keep Moving Street or Stay Healthy Street.

In 2020 and 2021, 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.

Schedule 

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: Begin the design process with the community. We will share the preferred alternative and refine its design elements with the community through a combination of workshops, public meetings, and events.

Funding 

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.