Bell Street Park Stay Healthy Street

Updated June 28, 2021

What's Happening Now?

How do you feel about this Stay Healthy Street? Let us know by:

Calling our project phone number at (206) 727-3565

Emailing our project inbox at bellstreetparkstayhealthystreet@seattle.gov 

Taking our survey, available in multiple languages. On the first question, select "Bell Street Park" to give feedback. 

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 Bell Street Park, and so it was designated a Stay Healthy Street in June 2020 to provide additional space in Belltown during the pandemic.

Recent Changes to Bell Street Park 

We completed the Bell St Protected Bike Lane project in early 2021, which constructed a two-way protected bike lane on the north side of Bell St between 5th Ave and Denny Way and modified traffic operation on Bell Street Park from 2nd Ave to 5th Ave to allow two-way travel by people biking.

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 Bell Street Park 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. We are also evaluating which engineering changes may help support Bell Street Park.

Schedule

Summer 2021: Hear from people who live on or near Stay Healthy Streets

Fall 2021: SDOT team will share final decision on the Bell Street Park Stay Healthy Street