Ballard Healthy Street

October 12, 2022

What's Happening Now?

The Ballard Healthy Street on 17th Ave NW, from NW 90th to NW 58th St, is becoming permanent! Thank you to all the neighbors that took our survey and provided us feedback. 

Storm Water Improvements

This Healthy Street location is an important connection for students walking to and from Whitman Middle School. In addition to street improvements, there will also be drainage improvements at this location. To learn more about the 17th Ave NW Stormwater Improvements please visit the website here.

Program overview

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 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 the Beacon Hill route, and so it was designated a Healthy Street in June 2020 to provide additional space in Beacon Hill during the pandemic.

 A group of students walk safely to school on a Stay Healthy Street in a residential neighborhood