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Weekly Update: West Seattle Bridge

West Seattle Bridge at sunset. Photo Credit: Madison Linkenmeyer

We post a blog weekly to keep you informed about the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Safety Program. Jump to the English version of this blog post.

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In this week’s update:

Low Bridge Photo Enforcement Began Last Week

People walking and driving across the Low Bridge.
Photo enforcement on the low bridge started Monday, Jan. 11. Photo Credit: Tim Durkan.

This past Monday, January 11 marked the beginning of photo enforcement of the SW Spokane Street Bridge (Low Bridge). As a reminder, please “don’t go low” if you’re not authorized to use the Low Bridge between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. each day. For more details, see our recent blog post.

Free Scooter Share Access for Frontline Responders & Essential Workers

Link scooter among fall leaves on the sidewalk in West Seattle.

There are many ways to get across the Low Bridge throughout the day: taking transit, biking, walking, rolling…or using a scooter!

To support the life-saving work of frontline responders during COVID-19, as well as the critical work being done by all essential workers in Seattle, LINK and Lime scooter share companies are now providing free access to scooter share for certain users.

LINK scooter in West Seattle. Photo Credit: SDOT.

  • LINK scooters is providing free e-scooter rides to those working in healthcare, education, public transit, custodial services, or food services across the city. Get started by filling out this enrollment form, or send an email for support.
  • Lime is providing free 30-minute rides for public-health personnel and law enforcement officers. Get started by filling out this enrollment form.

Even if you don’t work in one of the professions listed above, we encourage you to look at the scooter share options available throughout the city!

Weekend Work: Windstorm Repair along East Marginal Way and Utility Work on Sylvan Way SW

Following last Tuesday night’s windstorm that knocked out power for thousands of people across the region and felled 14 utility poles along East Marginal Way, crews have been hard at work to restore power to the affected traffic signals. If you traveled through or around the Georgetown neighborhood this past weekend, you might have seen this restoration work taking place, or one of the two portable generators that are keeping the signals running.

On the other side of the Duwamish, Sylvan Way SW was closed to the west of Delridge Way SW from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The closure allowed Seattle Public Utilities to install one inlet and one catch basin to connect to the nearby stormwater mainline.

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting on January 13

The West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) held its first meeting of the year last Wednesday, Jan. 13th. SDOT staff shared updates on the Reconnect West Seattle Implementation Plan, Low Bridge access, High-Rise Bridge stabilization and rehabilitation, upcoming work on the Low Bridge, and there was time for discussion, questions, and answers for each of these topics.

CTF meetings will continue throughout this year on a monthly basis, with the next one taking place on Thursday, February 11 at 4 p.m. Stay tuned for video recordings, meeting recaps, and reminders of upcoming meetings.