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West Seattle community representatives advocate for more vehicle access to the Spokane Street Swing Bridge, helping SDOT to make tough decisions

There has been some confusion lately about how decisions are made regarding lower bridge access, and we want to help clear that up. We knew that in order to ensure quick emergency response in West Seattle we had to limit the number of cars that could travel on the low… [ Keep reading ]

We’re designing a protected bike lane along MLK Jr Way S and we want hear from you!

We’re building a protected bike lane on each side of Martin Luther King Jr Way S between the Judkins Park and Mt Baker Link light rail stations (S Judkins St to Rainier Ave S). We want this design to work not just for people who love to bike, but also… [ Keep reading ]

MLS Cup Champions – Seattle Sounders hosts celebration parade in downtown Seattle, Tues. Nov 12

Sunday was an …E P I C… day for Seattle Sounders fans! Now here comes the celebratory parade. The Sounders made history at CenturyLink Field on Sunday as the second most attended MSL Cup of all time. Tickets to the 24th MLS Cup sold out in minutes and 69,274… [ Keep reading ]

The Move Seattle Levy Update: A look back on a successful (& nearly complete!) year of work.

Our Quarter 3 (Q3) Report on the Levy to Move Seattle was published on October 30, and we’re here to tell you about all the great things we invested Levy dollars in last season. Brace yourselves! It’s a lot! It’s been about a year since we published the… [ Keep reading ]

Moving Forward with the Center City Connector Streetcar Project 

First Hill Streetcar, Yesler Way. Photo by Jeanne Clark. Over the past year, Seattle Streetcar ridership has increased by 18 percent and we’ve worked to place the Center City Connector Streetcar Project on a more secure financial footing. In August, the Seattle City Council appropriated $9 million so that we could move forward with essential… [ Keep reading ]

Right-sizing citation fees

If you’re walking or biking to work, busing to school, driving goods across town, or enjoying a meal at a sidewalk café, you’re using a shared public resource known as the right-of-way. The right-of-way is the space above, below, and at the surface of places like public streets, sidewalks,… [ Keep reading ]

Relief is coming for 1st Ave S buses to West Seattle.

We’re nearly 9 months into the #SeattleSqueeze & getting around parts of Seattle continues to be a real challenge. West Seattle and Pioneer Square have both taken the brunt of construction-related traffic impacts this past year, and so people who rely on buses traveling through both of these neighborhoods… [ Keep reading ]

Dear Summer, it’s been great knowing ya! School is back!

There’s only one more weekend to soak in those school-free-summer-vibes. Because classes are back in sesh for Seattle Public Schools on Wednesday, Sept. 4!  Oh my gosh, we know!! Kids are cryin’ – parents are cryin’ (with happiness). When school begins, more people will be traveling the streets and because… [ Keep reading ]

The plan to make bike share work better for everyone.

We released our Q2 2019 Bike Share Report today, which shows that people took nearly 900,000 trips on Lime & Jump bikes in the first half of 2019.  We’re excited that so many people are embracing bike share as a healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around. We also need… [ Keep reading ]

We’re studying the feasible rehabilitation & replacement options for the Ballard Bridge.

We’re launching a planning study to assess the future of the Ballard Bridge. The study explores feasible rehabilitation & replacement options & provides a comparison of associated costs & critical metrics, including community priorities. While the study won’t recommend a preferred option, it’ll help us better understand, prioritize, and look… [ Keep reading ]