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Plan Ahead for Sunday’s Big Game

Seattle’s abuzz with football excitement as the Seahawks look to make history in Phoenix this Sunday. On this final Blue Friday of the season, we present you with some critical information so you can plan ahead if you plan to drink. It’s common knowledge that drinking and driving don’t mix. Consider… [ Keep reading ]

Safety Improvements Coming to Lake City Way NE

2015 will be a year of change along one of northeast Seattle’s busiest arterial streets – Lake City Way NE. The Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project is a partnership between the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, WSDOT, the Washington State Patrol, residents, business owners and the City of Seattle. Together… [ Keep reading ]

Plan Ahead for New Year’s Celebrations

2014 will soon be in the rearview mirror and many people are gearing up to ring in the new year. If your New Year’s Eve party plans include drinking a few adult beverages (or “special brownies”), be sure to make transportation arrangements in advance. Here are a few tips to ensure that we… [ Keep reading ]

Help SDOT Create More Safe Routes to School

As previously highlighted here on the blog, we’re in the process of reviewing each aspect of our Safe Routes to School program with a diverse work group including administrators from Seattle Public Schools, parents, teachers and our government partners. Early next year we’ll introduce new pedestrian and bicycle safety education and encouragement programs… [ Keep reading ]

Forecast Calls for Rain and Long Nights – Fall Safety Preparedness

Seattle had one of the nicest summers in recent memory which seemed to last into early October. But after this week’s heavy downpours, windy conditions and pertually gray skies, it’s clear that summer’s over. Those long summer days are turning into long fall nights and that trend will accelerate in just a little… [ Keep reading ]

Help SDOT Improve Your Route to School

SDOT’s Safe Routes to School program has been recognized nationally for its significant contributions to pedestrian safety. In fact, a recent ranking by Liberty Mutual Insurance lists Seattle as the number one city in the nation for pedestrian safety and explicitly calls out Safe Routes to School for improving… [ Keep reading ]

School Starts Next Week – Be Prepared for Traffic Changes

We hope everyone has a fun and super safe Labor Day weekend and that Seattle students enjoy the last weekend of summer vacation. Traffic patterns will change next Wednesday when school starts, the local fleet of yellow school buses is deployed and kids start walking and biking to class. Here… [ Keep reading ]

SDOT Proposes Changes to SW Roxbury Street

SW Roxbury Street is located along the Seattle city limits and traverses parts of West Seattle, White Center, and Highland Park. The roadway serves a number of purposes – from providing access to transit and schools to facilitating regional travel by connecting to roads like State Route 509. High speeds have been documented… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Sizzles on Alki

No matter what time of day you visit Alki Beach in West Seattle, there’s no shortage of fun activities at your disposal. From beachcombing to bike riding to nightlife, Alki really heats up in the summertime. One of the best ways to take in the views of downtown, Elliott Bay… [ Keep reading ]

Meetings Set for SW Roxbury Street Road Safety Project

Residents living in the vicinty of SW Roxbury Street will receive the postcard pictured above next week inviting them to Design Alternatives Review meeting for this road safety corridor project. Launched in response to community concerns, SDOT has conducted extensive public outreach and we’ve developed several different engineering options to… [ Keep reading ]