Golden Gardens Drive will close to thru-traffic to encourage outdoor recreation

The City has chosen to close Golden Gardens Drive NW temporarily to encourage outdoor recreation.

The closure is part of SDOT’s Keep Moving Streets program, which is similar to the Stay Healthy Streets. However, Keep Moving Streets are meant to be temporary, and are being co-managed with the Seattle Parks department.

In a blog post about the changes, SDOT says the Golden Gardens Drive closure will likely start this coming weekend, and will be in place 24/7. However, the boat launch will remain open.

Lake Washington Boulevard has also been chosen for closure, but is only closed for a five-day pilot for now, scheduled to last June 25-30.

The Stay Healthy Streets program also expands this week to include four more miles of city streets, including N 44th and and part of N 43rd in Wallingford (see below).

For a full rundown of the new changes, click here.


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Cap Anson
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Cap Anson

Does that include camping?

Truth
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Truth

So in addition to fantasizing about the homeless all day (and letting us know about your weird homeless fetish on a neighborhood blog), do you dream of them all night too?

Andrew Daisuke
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Andrew Daisuke

He probably dreams about becoming a person who isn’t terrified of everything .

Cap Anson
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Cap Anson

You guys are morons. You seriously like tents all over the place? No, I am not fantasizing at home all day about the homeless. I’m stepping over them everywhere I go and I find it ridiculous that we worry about opening up streets for outdoor recreation when we can’t even walk down some sidewalks due to tents, tarps and trash.

Truth
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Truth

No we don’t like “tents everywhere”. And posting on every single blog article about how there’s a homeless problem, whether the article is about the homeless or not, does absolutely nothing to solve the homeless problem

What it does do is indicate that you’ve got a mental problem. Seek help.

bobbyv
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bobbyv

The needles and trash all over the place are nice too ! Just ask Truth

lwsunrise
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lwsunrise

Closing Golden Gardens Dr is ridiculous and will cause hardships for many people. If we can’t drive and park at the dog park and if we’re unable to walk up the stairs to the dog park…how do you propose we take our dogs to the park. How do we fight this closure?

Truth
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Truth

The dog park parking lot has been closed for 3 months.

Stanley Groovy
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Stanley Groovy

🤣

schmoked shaman
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schmoked shaman

Go down there and form the Golden Gardens Dog Park Autonomous Zone!

mikedrop
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mikedrop

The self entitled are out in force in this comment section! They don’t care about others who may not be fit enough to walk a mile and a half to access one of the most beautiful areas in Seattle.
They only care that they get yet another street closure they can claim as another “victory” against cars.

I’m willing to bet that most in favor of this ridiculousness spout off about how “green” they are while owning multiple cars and large homes yet condemn others for doing the same.

It is Seattle after all.

The
city “leaders” and their willfully ignorant supporters don’t have a single ounce of gray matter in their skulls, obviously.

But this is a classic instance of Seattleites self entitlement.

You people never cease to boggle my mind with your hypocrisy.

Aurox
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Aurox

That is a lot of projection, maybe talk to some of us sometime.

mikedrop
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mikedrop

I’d be willing to bet that I talk to many of you personally, due to where I work.

Where is Dan Strauss hiding?
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Where is Dan Strauss hiding?

Great! As somebody who lives within walking distance, do you know who this is going to keep out?

People from outside the neighborhood.

The type who drive to GG in souped-up cars with pounding bass that get into fights every Saturday night.

Southeasterner
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Southeasterner

GG should be completely shut down.

The last few mornings (most recently this morning) it looked like a landfill with trash pretty much everywhere. I’m not sure what it is about COVID-19 but people seem to be completely avoiding using trash cans and picking up after themselves…not that Seattlites excelled at those skills to begin with.

Paintking
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Paintking

Great. It’s all about you. Can’t control Capital Hill or the police station, but this shows they’re still in power and we’d better be careful out here. Just more capricious decisions made by a mob. I grew up right here, “cruised the Gardens” when it was cool, safe and fun. You know, in the 70’s before we became SF north. When the air was clean and sex was dirty. Anything goes anywhere, any time. But closing this road really shows the power wielded and foisted upon the schlubs. How many will be shot this weekend in Chicago? Over 100 last weekend.

coryclassic
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coryclassic

I’m going to see how far my slinky will go

Southeasterner
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Southeasterner

Not sure about slinky’s but this would be an epic Soap Box Derby course! Boy Scouts this is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

El Grunion
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El Grunion

i know its a bummer for some folks, but when this road was closed due to washout several years ago it was great! 85th without the goofy “loud on purpose” mufflers, a safe (yet difficult pedal uphill) bike route – i loved it, personally.

kai1
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kai1

Seattle already has less dog park space per capita than other cities. Many are not physically capable of walking their dog, or the dog can’t really do walks physically. Also, not everyone can afford to hire a dog walker. Closing off dog parks, which closing off access to nearby parking basically does, will mean more loose dogs in general parks. The city has essentially forced people into breaking the law.

Where is Dan Strauss hiding?
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Where is Dan Strauss hiding?

If you can’t take care of your dog, don’t get a dog.

kai1
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kai1

I agree, except some get ill, or the dog gets ill, after getting the dog. Just getting rid of the dog is not generally what is best for the dog, or the person for that matter. The city has more dogs per capita than kids. It has a responsibility to do better by dog owning tax payers.

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

The city doesn’t enforce the laws! The city forces people to break the laws! The city is too stupid to solve (insert issue). That’s a pretty ornate set of powers the city has…

mikedrop
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mikedrop

For once, I agree with you.

KristenStoke2
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KristenStoke2

Reading some of these comments is absurd. There is already no parking down there, and when you have 3 children and only live about a mile away, this makes it extremely hard to get out and enjoy the beach. With that said, I was there Thursday and got closed in with no notice. There was absolutely no signs warning people this would be happening, and the only thing till this was posted on the 25th (the day it happened) was that MAYBE/ MIGHT. Even the Seattle Park workers that helped me get out were taken back. They said it was sprung on them and absolutely NO ONE invited them to put in their input on how this would cause a disaster, or told them when this was happening. The fact that now this makes the dog park nearly impossible for anyone one with any sort of mild disability to get to, the amount of dogs that will increase down on the green space and beach area will be unreal! I do not think SDOT should be the ones who choose what streets get closed when a major park is involved. They don’t deal with headache down there as Park workers… Read more »

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

Please contact CM Dan Strauss and he will fix it immediately.

oldguybc
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oldguybc

Hello everyone! Anyone other than Silver still around? Still down here in Silicon Valley. This is OldguyBC, born and raised in Ballard but gone for quite a long time, Getting older but not necessarily any smarter.

Cranky Pants
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Cranky Pants

go sexual congress yourself

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