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Reaching Young Invincibles

The City’s Road Safety Action Plan and Be Super Safe Seattle campaign aim to eliminate fatal and serious injury collisions on our streets. In order achieve our goal we will need to address the three big problems that often lead to trouble – speeding, distraction and impaired driving. In addition, collision data clearly indicates that young… [ Keep reading ]

Friday the 13th and Other Myths

It’s Friday the 13th again. Queue the suspenseful music and be on alert for knife-wielding individuals wearing hockey masks, right? Well, not quite but for the second time in 2013 we’ll all do our best to make it to Saturday the 14th.  As we pointed out on Friday the 13th back in 2011,… [ Keep reading ]

Extra DUI Patrols through Monday

The Seattle Department of Transportation hopes everyone enjoys a happy and safe Thanksgiving and we’d like to remind everyone to plan ahead if you plan to drink. If you’re going to celebrate, be sure to select a designated driver who will remain sober and get you home safely. Don’t take… [ Keep reading ]

Pedestrian Safety Emphasis Patrols Coming to a Corridor Near You

Lake City neighbors gathered on Tuesday evening to politely remind drivers to stop for pedestrians. This ‘crosswalk action’ took place at the intersection of Lake City Way and NE 130th Street – where pedestrian-vehicle conflicts occur most frequently along the State Route 522/Lake City Way corridor. This was the first of… [ Keep reading ]

Neighbors for Road Safety

On Wednesday, Mayor Mike McGinn announced a new “Neighbors for Road Safety” program, which aims to partner with neighbors in increasing awareness of road safety issues on a neighborhood by neighborhood basis. Neighbors will learn about specific and local road safety issues and increase their knowledge of the rules of the… [ Keep reading ]

Top 5 Safety Tips for Halloween (and beyond)

Nationally, children are nearly twice as likely to get hit by a car on Halloween, compared to other days of the year, so it’s important that kids (and their parents) stay very visible. Being visible as pedestrians or bikers is a good idea not only on Halloween but throughout the fall… [ Keep reading ]

Parking near Cycle Tracks

As previously reported here on the SDOT Blog, our city’s network of cycle tracks is growing slowly but surely. You’ll now find these bikeways in several locations around Seattle including segments of Linden Avenue North, NE 65th Street, and the Alki Trail. Cycle tracks are a relatively new feature on our roadways (though the… [ Keep reading ]

Pedestrian Safety Patrols Coming to a Corridor Near You

SDOT and SPD have teamed up for more pedestrian safety emphasis patrols. This will be the third round of pedestrian safety patrols this month. Consider yourself warned! In support of the Road Safety Action Plan and the “Be Super Safe” outreach campaign, the Seattle Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting… [ Keep reading ]

Pedestrian Safety Emphasis Patrols Coming to a Corridor Near You

Consider yourself on alert! In support of the Road Safety Action Plan and the “Be Super Safe” outreach campaign, the Seattle Police Department’s Traffic Section will be conducting pedestrian safety emphasis patrols on Wednesday, September 18th on four key Seattle corridors: North 45th Street, Rainier Avenue South, Aurora Avenue North… [ Keep reading ]

Transportation Safety Forum Next Thursday

Folks living or working in South Lake Union, Lower Queen Anne, and the Denny Triangle know that this area is experiencing unprecedented growth. Cranes dot the skyline where new buildings are going up and the buzz of heavy equipment can be heard for many hours every day.   Even without this growth, navigating our busy streets can be challenging… [ Keep reading ]