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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | 2023 Levy to Move Seattle Annual Report  

Clockwise from top left: planting trees, remarking crosswalks, the groundbreaking of the Martin Luther King Jr Way Safety Project, and new sidewalk near Wing Luke Elementary. 

We are pleased to present the 2023 Levy to Move Seattle Annual Report. This report highlights our work in 2023 that was funded by your tax dollars through the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle.   

Thanks to Seattle voters, the Levy to Move Seattle helped to add new sidewalks and crosswalks, make major improvements to our busiest transit corridors and to streets most in need of repaving, expand the connected bike network, improve freight mobility, make hundreds of repairs to bridges citywide, complete thousands of repairs to our sidewalks, and much more in 2023. 

As we continue to design and deliver transformative investments to strengthen Seattle’s transportation system, safety is our top priority. Informed by the community and with critical help from local, state, and federal partners, we are continuing to deliver on our One Seattle commitment to create a transportation system where every person can travel safely – regardless of how they get around. – Mayor Bruce Harrell 

At the end of 2022, we set an intention for 2023 centered around Levy delivery. I am proud of how my SDOT colleagues responded: with one of our biggest years for completing project designs and entering construction in the history of the Levy. We focused on accelerating projects to provide tangible safety and mobility upgrades citywide, particularly for people walking, biking, rolling, and riding transit. – SDOT Director Greg Spotts 

The below graphic shows some of the many projects completed thanks to Levy to Move Seattle dollars. For a full picture of all projects funded by the Levy to Move Seattle in 2023, please see the 2023 Levy to Move Seattle Annual Report and the Levy to Move Seattle deliverables dashboard

Levy to Move Seattle
2023 Achievements
•	Added leading pedestrian intervals, no turn on red signs, more visible traffic signals, and more on 1st Ave S from Royal Brougham Way to E Marginal Way
•	Continued multiple projects that prioritize safety on Seattle’s busiest streets and most collision-prone locations 
•	Completed 26 projects to make it safer for students to walk, roll, and bike to school
•	Installed 4 new signals 
•	Completed 7 new Neighborhood Greenway connections
•	Made over 8,000 sidewalk repairs 
•	Built 231 new ADA-compliant curb ramps from customer service requests and from the ADA Transition Plan
•	Completed 5 Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) projects 
•	Repaved 14 lane-miles
•	Made 381 bridge spot repairs 
•	Advanced planning, design, and preparations for construction on 12 bridge seismic reinforcement projects
•	Completed 6 stairway rehabilitation projects
•	Planted 344 trees 
•	Completed construction on the South Park Drainage and Roadway Partnership Project.
•	Completed 3 multimodal improvements projects 
•	Continued the Aurora Ave Planning Study, and identified and implemented several corridor improvements to make traveling along Aurora safer
•	Added over 10 miles to our Intelligent Transportation System
•	Made 73 transit spot improvements 
•	Began construction on near-term Accessible Mt Baker improvements.
•	Completed over 20 blocks of new sidewalks 
•	Made 41 crossing improvements including 12 new marked crosswalks 
•	Completed 4 projects to support freight movement
You may click on the infographic above for a larger version.

In 2024, people in Seattle will continue seeing construction of major projects and rapid progress on essential work citywide, including the RapidRide J Line through the Eastlake neighborhood; projects improving bike safety to and from Georgetown and throughout South Seattle; and a project to improve safety and reliability in the movement of goods and people on East Marginal Way. 

I thank Seattle voters for making this and other important work possible. We are finishing strong on the Levy, together. Mayor Bruce Harrell