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We are pleased to share the Levy to Move Seattle Q2 2021 Report with you!

Riding along the new protected bike lanes on 12th Ave S. Photo Credit: SDOT.

Read the full report and Executive Summary.

This is our second report in our new streamlined, efficient, and transparent format. Data that outlines our progress towards Levy goals each quarter is now captured in our centralized, interactive online dashboard. We invite you to explore the new dashboard, referring to the “How to Use” infographic on page 16 of the report.  

Across the department, we have made significant progress on key Levy deliverables in Q2.

We recently opened the Fairview Ave N bridge to people walking, rolling, biking, driving, taking transit, delivering goods, and much more – an achievement only possible with your support. The new bridge meets the moment: it is built to modern seismic standards, and in addition to a protected bike lane, traffic lanes, and sidewalks on both sides, there are new lookout points for travelers to take in sweeping views of Lake Union. 

The community also identified a need for improvements on the smaller floating walkway below the Fairview Ave N Bridge, which we implemented in conjunction with this project.  

people walking across the Fairview Ave N bridge.
We were happy to welcome neighbors to enjoy the new Fairview Ave N Bridge at our opening event on July 24.

We also completed the 12th Ave S Vision Zero project in Q2. The project included a variety of improvements to make this key bike, pedestrian, and transit corridor safer and more accessible through some of the densest and most diverse parts of the city. This is part of our continued effort to eliminate transportation-related serious injuries and fatalities on city streets by 2030. 

Elsewhere, our Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements project resulted in miles of repaved roads, a new two-way protected bike lane around the lake, hundreds of new ADA curb ramps, redesigned intersections that improve safety for people walking, rolling, and biking, and much more.

Along N 34th St, we constructed new protected bike lanes that connect to the Burke-Gilman Trail. Connections from city streets to multi-use trails like these are a great way to get acquainted with biking in the city, feel more confident about your ability to travel on foot or on wheels, and get where you need to go feeling safer. 

Riding along the N 34th St bike lanes. Photo Credit: SDOT.
Riding along the N 34th St bike lanes. Photo Credit: SDOT.

In April, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) allocated $59.9 million in funding from the
Small Starts Program to the Madison Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – RapidRide G Line project for construction.
We advertised for construction in May and plan to break ground this fall.

Elsewhere in the city, the Delridge RapidRide H Line project is making steady construction progress, and is
now over halfway complete
. In Q2, we completed new H-line transit station foundations and ADA curb ramp upgrades, installed the center medians along Delridge Way SW, and started installing the new signal upgrades required to operate the upgraded H-line service. Additionally, we have installed and upgraded water, storm, and electrical utilities throughout the corridor.

Bus driving in dedicated bus lane
Delridge Way SW.

We are proud of the work of SDOT crews this quarter, who continue to exceed annual goals with fundamental maintenance work – including thousands of sidewalk spot improvements and many paving improvements – to keep you moving safely and smoothly. 

Outside of the Levy, we continue to respond to the needs of communities affected by the West Seattle Bridge closure through Home Zones – safety improvements planned in partnership with South Park, Georgetown, and Highland Park neighborhoods – in addition to other projects as part of our work to Reconnect West Seattle. 

We are optimistic for what is to come in the remainder of 2021! 

By fall, you will be able to travel safely above I-5 using the Northgate Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, which is part of a comprehensive effort to meet the diverse needs of our growing communities. The bridge will provide a safe and easy connection between the future Northgate Link Light Rail Station and North Seattle College, and will reunite two neighborhoods that have been divided by I-5 for nearly 60 years. 

Additionally, we will continue our work on an equitable recovery effort that prioritizes safety and accessibility for communities most impacted by the pandemic.  

We welcome you to read more about these and other great projects in the report.