Roadside Chat with Matthew Howard on Race and Mobility | Part 3 of 3

Matthew Howard is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Washington (UW) Seattle. Among other topics, he studies how historical events shape the African American identity and experiences, in both literature and life. He started at SDOT on April 1, 2020 and is working with the Street Use… [ Keep reading ]

We are halfway through our paving and redesign work in and around Green Lake thanks to your Levy to Move Seattle dollars at work!

Summary We made the intersection of NE Ravenna Blvd, NE 71st St, and E Green Lake Way N more predictable for everyone. Changes will help with visibility – especially for people driving, who can now more easily spot people walking and rolling. We also wrapped up significant work onN 40th… [ Keep reading ]

Stay Healthy Blocks program extended through February! Stay home and healthy – while staying active – with our Holiday Edition: Streetsgiving.

UPDATE: NOVEMBER 23, 2020 Happy Thanksgiving! SDOT’s offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27, and on-street parking around the city will be free on Thursday, Nov. 26 only. Walk, roll, and bike along Lake Washington Blvd. Nov. 25-29. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov…. [ Keep reading ]

Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

Every Monday, we’re posting a blog to keep you informed about our progress to stabilize the bridge, our efforts to address traffic and mobility, and other items related to the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure. Next week’s blog will be minimal due to the upcoming holiday. In this week’s update:… [ Keep reading ]

Following the announcement that we will repair the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, the Community Task Force met with Mayor Durkan to review and discuss next steps

Watch the video of the meeting. Watch a recording of the Mayor’s press conference on November 19. Readdetailsabout the decision to repair the bridge. The next meeting will take place December 2. We will post details to watch live on in a future blog. This week, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan… [ Keep reading ]

The fastest path: Building on months of stabilization work, major repairs slated for West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

Mayor Durkan chooses repair over replacement, pushing for bridge reopening in 2022 The Decision Today, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced that she has instructed the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to restore travel across the Duwamish by repairing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge. SDOT has nearly completed Phase I of… [ Keep reading ]

Scooter Share Update: All three operators have now launched! Please keep the rules of the road in mind when riding.

Summary LINK, Wheels, and Lime havereceived their permitsand have launched operations in Seattle! We want the scooter share program to be successful, and to do that weneed everyone to follow the rules of the roadandpark your scooters correctly.Bikes and scooters blocking sidewalks can cause significant accessibility issues. We’realso increasingeducation and… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor hosts West Seattle Bridge Town Hall to listen & respond to community feedback ahead of repair-or-replace decision

You can watch a full recording of the event on SDOT’s YouTube channel . A full summary of the Town Hall can be found here. This week’s Community Task Force Meeting will take place on Thursday, November 19, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mayor Durkan will join the meeting to provide an update and answer any questions. Watch… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat with Matthew Howard on Race and Mobility | Part 2 of 3

Matthew Howard isaPh.D.candidatein EnglishattheUniversity ofWashington(UW) Seattle. Among other topics, hestudies how historical events shapetheAfrican American identity and experiences,inboth literature andlife.HestartedatSDOTonApril 1, 2020and isworkingwiththeStreet UseCommunicationsteam. We sat down with Matthew,whoshared with us howhe hopeshis work on transportation and more broadly,onissues ofmobility, willempowerBlack peopleandprovide deeper insightforhowrace and mobilityaffect social change. This Roadside… [ Keep reading ]

FREE temporary Food and Curbside Priority Pick-Up Zones are one way we’re being nimble and resourceful to support small businesses during the pandemic.

On Sunday,GovernorInsleeannouncedstatewide restrictionsto slowrecent surge inCOVID-19,includingthe closure of indoor dining serviceand reduction ofin-storeretailoccupancy from 30% to 25%. These measures are necessary to keep our community healthy and safe, and we’re working together tosupportbusinesses, restaurants,and communities affected.FreetemporaryFoodandCurbside Priority Pick-Up Zonesare one way we are being nimble and resourcefulduring thepandemic. Read ourfirst… [ Keep reading ]