Volunteers Needed for Pedestrian Streets!

A Pedestrian Streets Pilot is coming to Pike Pine this summer –we need YOUR HELP to make it possible! 

(I am excited to announce that we can now offer a $15 stipend for your volunteer shift!! -Alex)

Volunteers should meet organizers at 10th and Pike to sign-in for their shifts.  Sign up links are below.

In collaboration with Capitol Hill Housing, SDOT, Office of Economic Development, Seattle Police Department and neighborhood supporters and volunteers, the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict will be testing out a series of pilot street closures in the Pike Pine area of Capitol Hill this August. See the latest update and information on the project.

The sustained nightlife explosion in that neighborhood has created a vibrant, public scene, but has also generated mobility, safety, and civility concerns.  The pilot street closure project is intended to release the pressure that is built up on the limited sidewalk space. These temporarily open streets will allow for increased pedestrian mobility, improved police monitoring, and more positive activation through community-led programming.

Learn more about the pilot

To better understand the dynamics and scale of this unique street environment, we will be conducting a series of pedestrian counts and surveys during weekend nights in July and August. With eight nights targeted for study, we need a lot of help! We are looking for volunteers to collect data as well as help with the community programming. Email Alex Brennan at abrennan(at)capitolhillhousing.org if interested or sign up below. 

Volunteer with data collection: sign up here. This will be an opportunity to gain first-hand experience with data collection as well as help provide important quantitative and qualitative feedback on the outcome of these pedestrian street closures to guide future plans. The study will be conducted in three shifts (8p-10p, 10p-1a, 1a-3a) on the following dates:

  • Baseline data counts – 7/31, 8/1, 8/7, and 10/3
  • Street closure events –8/8, 8/15, 8/22, and 8/29

Volunteer with day-of event/programming: Sign up here. The community programming will happen on the evenings of 8/22 and 8/29. The shifts are still: 8p-10p, 10p-1a, 1a-3a. (*final schedule coming soon*)

Do you have photography and/or video skills (all levels welcome)? We’re also looking for people to help document the street closures. Email Alex at abrennan(at)capitolhillhousing.org if interested!

Help us reclaim the streets!