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LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Addressing flooding in South Park in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities

Summary: The City of Seattle is starting work to install improved drainage and pipe systems in the South Park neighborhood, to better address recurring flooding and stormwater management challenges in the neighborhood. Streets will be repaved and some gravel streets will be upgraded to pavement. In addition, sidewalks and street… [ Keep reading ]

Roadside Chat | Celebrating Hispanic American Heritage Month with Jessica Alinen

Summary: We strive to celebrate our colleagues and community members’ cultures, diverse heritage, and interests through our Roadside Chats blog series. We had a conversation with Jessica Alinen, who reflected on her 16+ years of public service with the Seattle Department of Transportation, discussed what National Hispanic Heritage Month means… [ Keep reading ]

LEVY DOLLARS AT WORK | Now open to riders: New 4th Ave protected bike lane through downtown Seattle is officially complete – come check it out!

Summary: This past weekend, crews completed the final sections of the new 4th Avenue protected bike lane through downtown Seattle, with connections to the broader Center City Bike Network in and around downtown Seattle. This project was made possible with tax dollars from the Levy to Move Seattle. Thank you,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle to begin issuing warnings for the 72-hour parking rule on October 15, with an initial focus on abandoned, hazardous vehicles

With an increase of abandoned vehicles across Seattle, the City of Seattle will resume enforcing the 72-hour parking rule beginning October 15, 2021. While warnings and citations may be issued on any vehicle parked in one place for 72 hours, the initial focus will be on clearing unoccupied hazardous vehicles… [ Keep reading ]

We are honored to build a bridge bearing John Lewis’ name

“Let’s build bridges, not walls.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Editor’s note: This blog post was collaboratively authored by many on the SDOT team, including members of our Black Employees Support Team (BEST), Salma Siddick, Matthew Howard, Dan Anderson, and editing support from Ethan Bancroft. Building bridges is one of the… [ Keep reading ]

Local and national leaders celebrate the start of construction for the new Madison – RapidRide G Line, which will connect some of Seattle’s densest neighborhoods with frequent, reliable transit in 2024

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and King County Executive Dow Constantine welcomed Federal Transit Administration Administrator Nuria Fernandez to Seattle today, as they joined other local leaders and congressional delegates at a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction on the Madison – RapidRide G Line. This bus rapid transit (BRT)… [ Keep reading ]

Join us this Saturday, October 2 at community events to celebrate the grand opening of the new John Lewis Memorial Bridge at Northgate and three new Link light rail stations!

Summary of events on Saturday, October 2: #1: John Lewis Memorial Bridge at Northgate opening: You’re invited to celebrate opening of this new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over I-5. Our event runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the North Seattle College North Lot. Event details are available on our… [ Keep reading ]

Pioneer Square fall clean-up event a big success – thank you to everyone who volunteered!

Come one, come all! This past weekend, we teamed up with the Alliance for Pioneer Square, a local non-profit organization, and a group of 30 community volunteers, to help clean up a six-block stretch of 1st Ave S in the historic Pioneer Square neighborhood. This work helped support and advance… [ Keep reading ]

We’re helping provide free accessible cycling rentals for people with disabilities to experience the joy of riding, in partnership with the Outdoors for All Foundation – find out how to participate this month

Summary: This summer, we’ve continued our partnership with the Outdoors for All Foundation to bring free adaptive cycling rentals for people of all ages and abilities at Magnuson Park and at various parks in the city, through the end of September. There’s still time to participate this month! Join us… [ Keep reading ]

Join the Seattle Fire and Police Departments in a short ceremony to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of 9/11 | This event will be live-streamed on Saturday, September 11, from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. by the Seattle Channel

On Saturday, September 11, the Seattle Fire and Police Departments will live-stream a small ceremony to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of 9/11. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and will end around 11:30 a.m. While we would have hoped to have been together in person, this is an opportunity to… [ Keep reading ]