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Pedestrians to Retake More Streets Under New City Program

by Ben Adlin


More Seattle streets will be temporarily closed to thru-traffic and converted into shared community spaces under a new program announced Monday by City officials. It’s the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at rethinking how public roadways are used in a world transformed by the pandemic. 

The Stay Healthy Blocks program, unveiled Monday morning by Mayor Jenny Durkan’s office and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) officials, will allow community organizations and nonprofits to open “one or more blocks on non-arterial streets to Seattleites to enjoy outdoor space for recreation,” Durkan’s office said in a press release. 

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