Make Alki Point/Beach DR SW Stay Healthy Street PERMANENT

Mayor Jenny Durkan, Director of SDOT Sam Zimbabwe, West Seattle City Council Member Lisa Herbold

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The residential streets on Alki Point (see map below) were deemed a Stay Healthy Street by SDOT and Mayor Jenny Durkan on May 7th, 2020.

These non-arterial streets on Alki Point were converted to "Local Access Only" for cars and opened to pedestrian and bicycle access to promote safe and healthy outdoor activity. The designation has been a terrific success and made the streets and sidewalks (including Constellation Park) safe and accessible to all people including those with disabilities, walkers, joggers, families, children, the elderly, skaters, and cyclists. Prioritizing non-motorist forms of transportation has also made the streets more environmentally friendly and sustainable and has eliminated the unsafe behavior and conditions that this area previously suffered from.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) disclosed at a Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board meeting that more pedestrians and cyclists used Alki Point than any other Stay Healthy Street, making it the most popular in Seattle. 20 miles of Stay Healthy Streets in have already been designated as permanent by the Mayor and SDOT.  Please join us in requesting that the Mayor, the City and SDOT to make Alki Point/Beach Drive SW into a PERMANENT Stay and Healthy Street now, without any further delay.

Alki Point Stay Healthy Street

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To: Mayor Jenny Durkan, Director of SDOT Sam Zimbabwe, West Seattle City Council Member Lisa Herbold
From: [Your Name]

Hello,

The Alki/Point Beach DR Stay Healthy Street has been an incredibly successful experiment in making residential streets and parks (including Constellation Park) safe, accessible and healthy for everyone including pedestrians and cyclists, families, children, the elderly and the disabled.

Please make this change permanent without further delay.