Posts categorized under Ethan Bergerson, Author at SDOT Blog

Seattle traffic report gives an in-depth look at 2018 travel trends

Every year, we release core data sets including traffic volumes, speeds, and collisions. Data drives our plans, policies, and decisions on everything from safety to paving. It also plays an important role in evaluating project performance and identifying trends. Read the full Traffic Report to see 2018 transportation… [ Keep reading ]

We’re stepping up our efforts to make crossing the street safer.

Of all the things we do to keep Seattle moving, public safety is by far ourabsolutehighest priority. Mayor Jenny Durkan has announced four stepson December 10 tomake our streets even safer andachieveourVision Zerogoalofendingtraffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. Along with lowering speed limits, one critical… [ Keep reading ]

Slower speeds save lives: a path to end traffic deaths & serious injuries in Seattle 

Mayor Jenny Durkan has announced 4 steps to make our streets even safer & achieve our Vision Zero goal of ending traffic deaths & serious injuries on city streets by 2030.   Along with making crosswalks safer, one step is reducing speed limits to 25 miles per hour (MPH) on major streets citywide. The speed limit on… [ Keep reading ]

New 24/7 red bus lanes on Olive Way are just the beginning

We’re a third of the way to our goal of 90 new blocks of red bus lanes by the end of 2020. A few weeks ago, Mayor Durkan announced that her proposed budget would create 90 blocks of new red bus lanes by the end of 2020. Since then,… [ Keep reading ]

Thought the #SeattleSqueeze was over? Think again. Fairview Ave N bridge is about to close for 18 months.

Getting around Seattle is about to get even more challenging because the Fairview Ave N bridge is about to close for construction for 18 months. This bridge connecting South Lake Union to Eastlake is a major route in and out of downtown. Early Monday morning on September 23, crews… [ Keep reading ]