Posts categorized under Ethan Bancroft, Author at SDOT Blog

Our partnership with the Outdoors for All Foundation is expanding this year! With free accessible cycling rentals now available 7 days a week, we’re helping people of all abilities experience the joy of biking all summer long!

Summary: Through our partnership with the Outdoors for All Foundation, we are again bringing free accessible cycling rentals for people with disabilities to Magnuson Park and other locations around Seattle from May through the end of September. This is the largest program of its kind in North America, using a… [ Keep reading ]

Headed to the U District Street Fair this weekend? Plan ahead and consider transit options with scheduled Montlake Bridge closure.

Editor’s Note (5/20/2022 at 1:55 p.m.) – Update regarding this weekend’s Montlake Bridge closure: The Montlake Bridge will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, May 20 to 5 a.m. Monday, May 23 while WSDOT contractor crews complete paving work on both ends of the bridge. At least one bridge sidewalk… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Starting in 2023, we’ll pave 15th Ave W/NW and complete important maintenance & preservation work on the Ballard Bridge. Find out how to stay informed and share feedback as we work with the community to minimize impacts during construction next year.

In 2023, we will begin construction on 15th Ave W/NW from W Emerson St (in Interbay) to NW 57th St (in Ballard). This includes paving and work on the Ballard Bridge deck. This will restore good street conditions on this important corridor that connects Ballard, Interbay, Queen Anne, and Magnolia…. [ Keep reading ]

Lake Washington Blvd updates: community visioning process starting soon, and summer 2022 Bicycle Weekends schedule published.

Summary: This blog post includes two main updates. Please click on the two links directly below to jump down to each update. Lake Washington Blvd Visioning Process Overview Summer 2022 Bicycle Weekends on Lake Washington Blvd – Schedule Details Lake Washington Blvd Visioning Process Overview In the coming weeks, in… [ Keep reading ]

Recap of last weekend’s educational “Touch-A-Truck” event in Seattle – building interest in transportation and public service with people of all ages!

This past Sunday, May 1, 2022, our team at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) participated in this year’s “Touch-A-Truck” event, hosted by the Junior League of Seattle at Magnuson Park. This event was open to the community, and provided a fun hands-on opportunity for families and children of all… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle and Ballard light rail extensions project: City of Seattle elevates Seattle community interests in our formal comments to Sound Transit, as part of the planning and environmental review process.

While the Sound Transit Link light rail system extensions to West Seattle and Ballard may be years away, important conversations about the planning of future routes and station locations are happening now. Sound Transit’s West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions (WSBLE) project is the largest transit infrastructure investment in Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

Check out our latest quarterly report for Reconnect West Seattle

Overview Reconnect West Seattle was borne out of the unexpected closure of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge in March of 2020, which dramatically impacted West Seattle and nearby Duwamish Valley communities. Through Reconnect West Seattle, we have a vision to restore travel across the Duwamish to similar levels seen before… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | We have completed our construction on Delridge Way SW! Enjoy smoother streets, safer intersections, new lanes for buses and bikes, artwork, and more.

Summary: Back in 2020, we started construction on Delridge Way SW, a street in West Seattle that stretches from the West Seattle Bridge to White Center. This project is made possible by your investment in the Levy to Move Seattle, as well as a Washington State Regional Mobility Grant, and… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT is conducting a racial equity analysis to ensure our Pedestrian Program meets the needs of everyone walking and rolling in Seattle

Walking or rolling with a mobility-assisting device (such as a power wheelchair) are some of the most core and essential forms of affordable, everyday travel. Everyone should be able to navigate the city safely, as part of a wide range of travel and mobility options, from walking, rolling, and biking,… [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #28 – April 21, 2022

On Thursday, April 21, we held the 28th West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force (CTF) meeting. You can watch a video recording of the full meeting on YouTube: West Seattle Bridge Community Task Force Meeting #28 We discussed the following topics at the meeting (please note: you can click on… [ Keep reading ]