Posts categorized under Ethan Bergerson, Author at SDOT Blog

We’ve completed pedestrian-first crosswalk safety goal six months early and are advancing a new policy to create more automatic walk signals and give people more time to cross the street

Of all the things we do to keep Seattle moving, public safety is by far our absolute highest priority.We are continuing totakesteps tomake it safer to cross the street andto maketraffic signals work better for pedestrians: We’vecompleted ourVision Zerogoaltocreate 250 pedestrian-first intersectionssixmonths early. New data showsthese safety upgrades are working… [ Keep reading ]

Our Precautionary Plan to Repair and Preserve the West Seattle Low Bridge to Ensure it Continues to Play Essential Role

While we have written a lot about the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge which is undergoing stabilization measures as we continue to analyze repair or replacement options, we have also been continuing to focus on creating a precautionary plan to repair and preserve the West Seattle Low Bridge, also known as… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT is looking into every possible option to pay for repairing or replacing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge

We are continuing to pursue all options to reopen the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge as quickly as possible. Last week, our construction crews began work on the initial bridge stabilization which is a necessary first step toward either repairing or replacing the bridge. Meanwhile, we are still working to better understand whether repairing the… [ Keep reading ]

Lime Bikes Return to Seattle!

Sixweeksafter Jumpand Lime bikeshare companies merged and temporarilypaused operations, the company isbringing shared bikes backto Seattle. Beginning today, you will once again be able to renta battery-assisted bikeas a healthy, sustainable option to get around without a car. Lime willbring backabout 500bikesthis week.These will be thered Jump bikesthatleft in the… [ Keep reading ]

An update on options to reopen the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge as essential stabilization and data collection work continues

Itisabig week for the West SeattleHigh-RiseBridge and surrounding communities impacted by its closure. On Tuesday andWednesdayof this week,ourrecently-announced Technical Advisory Panel(TAP)and West Seattle Bridge Community Task Forceheld/will holdtheir first official meetings, respectively. Those conversationswillkick offa rapid series of intensive briefings andmeetings for the TAP and Task Force. To ensure that… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT begins search for a team to design a potential replacement of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge if we cannot repair it

Edited on 6/3/2020 to clarify that all options to repair and replace the bridge are being considered. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) iscontinuing tourgently move forwardwithall optionstoreopentheWest Seattle High-Rise Bridgeas quickly as possible. While we are making rapid progress on oureffortsto stabilize the bridge–an initial set of actions we… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]